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What We Believe

What We Believe, adapted from the concepts of Dr. Ernest Holmes

We believe that there is one ultimate loving energy that is present everywhere. Call it what you’re comfortable with: God, Spirit, Source, the Great I Am, Allah, Yahweh; there are many names for the One. This is not a personality outside of us, but rather a presence within each of us. We are inherently Spiritual beings having a human experience.

 

We believe that God does not judge us, does not “keep score” or choose favorites, but is an infinite Source for our growth and evolution. We view the concept of sin as merely “missing the mark” – an opportunity to make a different choice and experience a different outcome.

We believe that heaven and hell are not physical places to which we are sent by God, but describe states of mind. God is unconditional Love, and would not create life to destroy or condemn it. When we tap into the energy of Abundance and Peace, we are in heaven. When we perceive separation from God, we experience hell.

We believe that we co-create with God, that our thoughts create our realities. When we align our thoughts with the perfection of God, we can heal sickness, break free from lack and limitation, and choose a way of living that is joy-filled and powerful.

We believe that we live in an abundant, unlimited universe and that within us lies all the Wisdom, Love and Power needed to create full, joyous, prosperous lives.earth prayer

Frequently Asked Questions:

Are you Scientology?  No. We are not related to that organization in any way.

Are you Christian Science?  No, although our founder, Ernest Holmes, was influenced by healing principles of that movement.

Are you a cult?  No.  A cult is a religion that believes that their way is the only way, and all others are excluded from favor with God.  We believe that all paths lead to God and we honor everyone’s.

What about Jesus?  We regard Jesus as the great wayshower and master teacher. Rather than being our literal savior, he taught us the principles that he used in his own ministry. When mastered by a human being, these principles elevate his or her life from one of poverty, illness or misery, to a life of abundance and joy.

Do you use the Bible?   We revere the bible as a great work of humankind in the evolution of our understanding of God. We use the text in our teaching along with other sacred texts from other religions. We also use science, philosophy, and psychology in deepening our understanding of God, the world, and our relationship to both.

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