BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Worldwide Community of the New Message from God is celebrating the birthday of Marshall Vian Summers, a man they claim is God's Messenger for our time. At 6:30pm mst on January 28th, NewMessageFromGod.org will host a live broadcast celebrating Summers' arrival on Earth 63 years ago. The event will feature art, music, poetry and films inspired by the founder of this entirely new world religion.
For 22 years, Marshall Vian Summers has lived in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, quietly writing and receiving a "revelation" that now extends across 9,160 pages delivered in 820 "angelic encounters" which began in 1983.
Today, from France to Turkey, Kenya to Korea, followers gather to study and translate the revelation Summers received. And just as a Christian, Muslim or Baha'i adheres to certain duties that establish them as a person of their faith, the Worldwide Community embraces a set of duties which constitute being a "Person of the New Message." These include studying the revelation, sharing it with others and supporting Marshall Vian Summers in his mission as Messenger.
A Saudi man who risks his life to practice this new religion said, "It's so hard to express our feeling, appreciation and love toward the Messenger and the miracle that brought the New Message. Our first encounter with the New Message was before a year. Since then the words of the New Message didn't leave our hearts. We have a relationship with Marshall Vian Summers because he gave us a new life."
While some practice Summers' revelation as a religion, others retain their original traditions and use Summers' New Message from God as an enlightening roadmap for faith revival. From a devout Muslim in Morocco, to a Christian minister in Stockholm, to a lifelong Orthodox parishioner in Serbia, testimonies emerging from this Worldwide Community demonstrate people's strong desire for change and renewal within existing traditions and a conviction that the New Message from God is here to offer just that.
Along with the Messenger's birthday, the annual celebrations of the Worldwide Community include a 5-day "Encampment" and a 24-day "vigil" commemorating the first sacred text received by Summers.
SOURCE The Society for the New Message from God