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Resolution 64 - Spiritualism, Christian Science, Theosophy - Theosophy

Resolution 64

Spiritualism, Christian Science, Theosophy - Theosophy

The Conference, while recognising that the three publicly stated objectives of the Theosophical Society* do not in themselves appear to be inconsistent with loyal membership of the Church, desires to express its conviction that there are cardinal elements in the positive teaching current in theosophical circles and literature which are irreconcilable with the Christian faith as to the person and mission of Christ and with the missionary claim and duty of the Christian religion as the message of God to all mankind. The Conference warns Christian people, who may be induced to make a study of theosophy by the seemingly Christian elements contained in it, to be on their guard against the ultimate bearing of theosophical teaching, and urges them to examine strictly the character and credentials of the teachers upon whose authority they are encouraged or compelled to rely.

*Quoted in the Report of the Committee as 
:(i) "to form a nucleus of the Universal Brotherhood of Humanity without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste or colour", 
(ii) "to encourage the study of comparative religion, philosophy and science", 
(iii) "to investigate the unexplained laws of nature and the powers latent in man."