Articles of Faith represent the foundation stones upon which our work
is built. They can be summed up as follows:
In addition to these Articles of Faith, we accept and fully embrace
the following, as part of our foundation:
- We believe
in one God and Father of us all, Who is Spirit.
believe that we are all created in God's image, as Spirit.
believe that, together, we must actively seek a greater understanding
of ourselves and God, as Spirit, in our daily lives. This becomes
our gift to God.
believe in communication with God's Kingdom of Spirit, wherein
dwell our guardians, loved ones, and sources of inspiration;
furthermore, we believe that such communication is sanctioned
and edified in Scripture.
believe in the ministry, teachings, and person of Jesus Christ.
believe, as proclaimed in Scripture, that Jesus was crucified
and died in the flesh and resurrected in the Spirit (1 Peter
3:18), thus fulfilling the reality of God's Promise that we
are spirit and shall never die.
accept the Holy Bible as a vital recording of
Humanity's experience with and search for God.
believe in prayer and the healing power of God's Spirit.
believe in the separation of Church and State, religion and
believe that we are accountable to God and to each other.
power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is God's Spirit alive
in the world and in the affairs of men and women.
ancient prophets and Jesus Christ came to earth to share the
divine Word and Spirit of God into the hearts and spirits of
and the Great Law of Karma (Cause and Effect).
and channeling are viable means of bridging two seemingly separate
worlds of Spirit together, into one kingdom -- God's Universal
Kingdom -- and that mediumship must be upheld
with utmost respect and dignity.
is the passing of the spirit through a doorway, into another
dimension of life. Ultimately, there is no death, save one:
the turning away of the spirit from God; yet, even here, grace,
salvation, and rebirth are afforded.
honor the sanctity of the human spirit and the divine right
of the human spirit to make choices. In this, we are each responsible
and accountable -- to ourselves, to God, and to each other --
for the choices which we make.
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