Rev. Dr. John Rodgers
Rev. Dr. Rodgers'
family were Mormon converts from Minnesota who settled in Arizona to be nearer Zion because they couldn't afford to buy a home in Utah.
was active in the church from an early age, and as a missionary for the church he
travelled throughout Oregon and Washington.
One day in his
home congregation, the Bishop made an authoritative pronouncemen, that Rodgers
did not feel was supported by Mormon scripture.
asked the Bishop what his
scriptural authority was and the bishop said, The Bishop's Handbook and it was at this point that he
discovered there was an entire book that superceded the church scriptures.
insistence that the church abide by the revelations of founder Prophet Joseph Smith
This riled the local authorities.
woke up one day to discover that, so far as the church was concerned, he
was no longer a Mormon
Nonetheless, still feeling like a Mormon
went back to church and signed up to began again as a novitiate.
Later on, Rodgers
and small group of followers set up a New Age church
Years ago, he
"It's a small church because we preach truth, and who in hell wants truth?
Fantasy's much better.
Lies and fantasy you can sell all day long."
has been a union leader and founded a labor union.
has written several books and hundreds of articles and pamphlets.
has appeared on radio and TV shows.
had a role in a motion picture.
He is the Bishop of the New Age Community Church, volunteers at the Alpha Book Center, teaches classes, does psychic readings, healing and counseling.
Chief among Rodgers' record of achievements in public life was his
success in forcing a repeal of the Phoenix municipal law against psychic reading, which had been on the city's statute books since 1913.
In 1992, feeling that no one else had the answers to the nation's problems, John Rodgers
ran as an independent candidate for the presidency of the United States of America.
Dr. Rodgers' Legacy
Founded Alpha Book Center
"I have spent my entire life seeking the TRUTH," says Dr. Rodgers
"and know I am teaching the facts, that others may be made free from ignorance and superstition."..
Dr. Rodgers regrets that there is no one to carry on his
work when he
passes on in a few years.
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A World Changing
In this trail-blazing book, New Age Bible, Dr. Rodgers
, the first theologian to explore the movement of the ages and how it affects our history and the development of religion, especially Christianity.
reveals how the movement of the ages affect our lives, and even the way we think about God.