“Discover the good that is in your neighbour, and laud him therefore, for this is the method of raising him higher.” (Book of Discipline 7:15)
We read in the Scriptures, “There is divine unity amongst my disciples, but each have also been granted a special freedom by my Father in all those matters which are not considered essential to the liberation of the soul.”
Faithism upholds the importance of unity among all its members, regardless of their status as laity or clergy. When we speak of unity it does not mean developing a “Borg” or cult mentality. Faithists are never asked to believe in anything other than the essentials – brethren maintain unity in doctrine by remaining steadfast in the essentials of the Faith. Therefore, diverse thoughts, within righteousness, are permitted among the brethren, especially where direct teachings have not yet been provided by the celestial beings, especially of the current era. Continue reading →
“Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, and o unto thy fellow man as thou wouldst have him do unto thee.” (Eskra 44:8)
When difficulties arise either in one’s family or within the congregations of our blessed people, it is always important to enlist the assistance of wise and mature brethren. His Divine Presence has placed within your reach brothers and sisters who can lend a helping hand with wise counsel in any difficult situation and if at all possible your request for such help should never be delayed. Do not be embarrassed about asking for advice and counsel from your brothers. Continue reading →
“Man perceived the magnitude and glory of the corporeal worlds. He said, How shall I speak of Your great works, O Yehovih, and of Your wisdom and power! Shall I open my mouth before You! I look upon Your countless stars, suns and moons, spread out over the heavens! The millions of years You have rolled them on in the never-ending firmament! Processions in and out, and round about, of mighty worlds! By Your breath going forth! Continue reading →
When I was younger I used to witness my mother praying beside her bed on many occasions. On many of those occasions she would kneel down while she was sobbing. My father was physically abusive to her, but her friends never knew anything about it. She was a very private lady, and she never wanted to burden anyone with her problems. Continue reading →
The latest edition of the Kosmon Herald (September 2017 issue) is now available for download. It contains three devotional lessons, a scripture meditation from the Oahspe Bible, and additional items specifically of interest to Faithists.
We are approaching the day when the Father sends His messenger to combine the various covenants within the Religion of Light. Mir Mahvar recently said, “The time of the combining of the various covenants through Faithism is arriving. That time is just around the corner. Various spiritual worlds and plains of existence are preparing, while some others are ready now.”
In conference with my brother and Mir Mahvar, it was again emphasised that the goal of our work at hand is related to the combined covenants, when most of the spiritual communities would come together, united under one covenant. This does not, however, mean that a spiritual community would lose its culture or heritage. Faithism can work in almost any culture, and the Oahspe can be adapted to the needs of that culture. Obviously such adaptation could never go against the core principles of the Oahspe. Continue reading →
It was recently brought to my attention that there are a few individuals on the internet calling themselves Faithists, who at the same time are promoting racial superiority. I am familiar with who they are, and I can ensure you that these individuals are not associated with the Worldwide Faithist Association (Essene Faithists). Our Association does not tolerate such blatant disregard for the teachings of the Oahspe.
Our Oahspe Bible is clear on the matter that while Faithists are set apart from the world, as humans our tribe, our race, our ethnicity, our nationality, our colour, or our gender does not entitle us to any special privilege or ranking in the Kingdom of the Creator. Racism and discrimination against genders is not about black, white, yellow, brown or red, or which gender is better than the other; rather, such ideas promote a lack of understanding concerning the Creator’s love for all humanity, especially those who call upon Him in truth and righteousness. Continue reading →