The Fundamental Principles of Spiritual Science
We believe in God. We believe that God is loving, benevolent, all powerful, all knowing, and everywhere present. There are as many perceptions of God as there are people. God is sometimes referred to as Infinite Intelligence.
“Our purpose is to practice, teach and preach Spiritual Science; to foster Love, Truth, Inspiration, Light, Peace with Understanding through religious studies; to operate for the advancement of religion, humankind, and the planet; to encourage the discovery of the Divine Light within each one and a positive path towards spiritual evolution.”
~ Samuel Rose, President
God is in everyone and everything. Everything in both the physical and spiritual worlds is created by God. Since God is everywhere, God is within each of us and we are each a living expression of God.
God is love. At the heart of our teachings is love. When we express love, we express the God essence within us. We find our inspiration in all of the great religions of the world.
We are spiritual beings in a material existence. We are each a spiritual being residing in a material body and experiencing a material existence. Our spiritual body existed before this physical life and will continue to exist after the death of the physical body. Our individual consciousness continues, in another dimension.
We create our own reality with our thoughts. As children of God, we have inherited God’s ability to create. We create our own reality through the power of our mind. We are therefore responsible for what we experience. We create our own happiness or unhappiness as the result of the thoughts we entertain and the actions which follow as the results of our thinking.
We are here in this physical world to learn and to develop our spirituality. Since we are each responsible for creating our own reality it is of the highest importance that we gain a thorough understanding of God’s laws which govern our physical and spiritual experience.
It is our responsibility to continue to develop and perfect our character though out our lives. It is our destiny to continue growing spiritually until we completely unveil the God essence which is at the heart of us all. We are each responsible for our own progress on this spiritual path. The opportunity for us to grow spiritually continues in the next dimension as well as through our life here on the physical plane of existence.
God has spoken to us through many teachers through out history. Jesus was one of the greatest spiritual teachers who ever lived on earth. He came to serve, as an example of what we all can become one day. We are all children of God. Metaphysical and spiritual truth can be found in an infinite number of sources throughout the world. The Bible is one of these sources.
The gifts of the spirit were given to us by God. The spiritual gifts of prophecy, healing, miracles, communication with the spirit world as described in the Bible are material manifestations of the divine potential within us all. Since we are expressions of God there is no limit upon what we can ultimately do. Miracles are merely natural manifestations for which we do not yet have an understanding.
We are all one. We are all cells in the body of God, and therefore we are all related to one another. We all share in one universal mind. When we hurt any part of God’s creation whether it is a person or a thing, we hurt ourselves. When we help any part of God’s creation we help ourselves.
We believe in endless possibilities and the power of faith. When one understands that there is an infinitely wise, loving benevolent intelligence at work in our lives then there ceases to be any need for fear, greed, jealously, hatred, anger, sickness or lack of any kind. When we truly know that we are being taken care of, then we are free to express the divine love within us.
(from the teachings of the First Spiritual Science Church of Denver, Colorado)