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What Do We Believe?

Spirituality is natural goodness. God is not a person; God is a Presence personified in us. Spirituality is not a thing; It is the atmosphere of God’s Presence, goodness, truth and beauty. Religion is a life, a living. If we could forget that philosophy is profound, that religion is spiritual, and life serious—all of which may be true—but if we could forget all of these things, and approach Reality as normally as we go about our daily affairs, we would be better off. —Ernest Holmes

  • We believe in God, the Living Spirit Almighty; one, indestructible, absolute, and self-existent Cause. We believe in the incarnation of the Spirit in all, and that we are all incarnations of the one Spirit.
  • We believe the manifest universe is the body of God; it is the logical and necessary outcome of the infinite self-knowingness of God.
  • We believe that the Universal Spirit, which is God, operates through a Universal Mind, which is the Law of God; and that we are surrounded by this Creative Mind which receives the direct impress of our thought and acts upon it.
  • We believe in the healing of the sick through the power of this Mind…We believe in the changing of conditions through the power of this Mind.
  • We believe that God is personal to all who feel this Indwelling Presence.
  • We believe in the unity of all life, and that the highest God and the innermost God is one God.
  • We believe in the eternal Goodness, the eternal Loving-kindness, and the eternal Givingness of Life to all.
  • We believe that the Kingdom of Heaven is within us and that we experience this Kingdom to the degree that we become conscious of it.
  • We believe the ultimate goal of life to be complete emancipation from all discord of every nature, and that this goal is sure to be attained by all.
  • We believe in the eternality, the immortality, and the continuity of the individual soul, forever and ever expanding. We believe in our own soul, our own spirit, and our own destiny; for we understand that the life we live is God.
  • We believe in the direct revelation of Truth through our intuitive and spiritual nature, and that anyone may become a revealer of Truth who lives in close contact with the Indwelling God.