What We Believe

We recognize God (Spirit, the Universe, our Higher Power) as a loving, nurturing presence that resides within us as well as all around us, not as a personality, that always responds to us as we believe.

We use affirmative prayer (often called Spiritual Mind Treatment), remembering the words of Jesus that it is "done unto us as we believe"  (Matthew 9:29).   We do not wish, dream, hope or ask.  We speak in the affirmative, accepting whatever it is we choose to experience, and offering gratitude for it.


From the New Testament:

Jesus is the great example, not the great exception.  "Why do you call me good?  There is no one good but one, that is God."  (Luke 18:19)

Jesus never said "do not try this at home."  In fact, He said "he who believes in me shall do the works which I do; and even greater than these things shall he do."  (John 14:12)

The presence of God (Spirit, the Universe, our Higher Power) is within us.  "Neither will they say,  Behold, it is here!  or behold, it is there!  for behold, the kingdom of God is within you."  (Luke 18:21)


"What We Believe"

By Ernest Holmes, founder of Religious Science

We believe in God, the living Spirit Almighty; one, indestructible, absolute, and self-existent Cause.  This One manifests itself in and through all creation, but is not absorbed by Its creation.  The manifest universe is the body of God; it is the logical and necessary outcome of the infinite self-knowingness of God.

We believe in the individualization of the Spirit in Us, and that all people are individualizations of the One Spirit.

We believe in the eternality, the immortality, and the continuity of the individual soul, forever and ever expanding.

We believe that heaven is within us, and that we experience it to the degree that we become conscious of it.

We believe the ultimate goal of life to be a complete freedom from all discord of every nature, and that this goal is sure to be attained by all.

We believe in the unity of all life, and that the highest God and the innermost God is one God.  We believe that God is personal to all who feel this indwelling presence.

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.

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 control of conditions through the power of this Mind.

We believe in the eternal goodness, the eternal Loving-kindness, and the eternal Givingness of Life to all.

We believe in our own soul, our own spirit, and our own destiny; for we understand that the life of all is God.