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Testing the Spirits

Testing the Spirits

“Some will desire to consult the angels, as to which–in a given matter–is the highest light; but I say unto thee, thou shalt weigh the words of angels even as if they were mortals, exacting similar facts and substantiation.” (Disc. 8:9) Simply because a spirit or angel says something does not mean it is truth, or that the spirit has full knowledge on any given subject. The above verse from the Oahspe Bible reminds me of John’s words at 1…

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Demonstrating Loving-Kindness

Demonstrating Loving-Kindness

In one of his latest messages titled “Demonstrating Loving-Kindness,” Mir Izgadda stated that “Jehovih’s people need to focus their attention on the heart by developing a better attitude concerning loving-kindness towards others.” In his message, he speaks about the importance of helping others and as a result, raising our own grades. He said that we need to imitate Jehovih’s love for His creation.

Was John Newbrough Racist?

Was John Newbrough Racist?

Faithists are sometimes accused of being racist or following a racist religion. Those who accuse us point to a comment that John Newbrough made concerning a “new race” being raised up. Let’s take a look at this in context. John Newbrough is quoted as saying: “We lost one little babe, which we brought away from the almshouse—though it was nearly dead when we received it … To me, it is perfectly appalling how these little things are slaughtered in this…

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Using a Bible Translation in Conjunction with the Oahspe

Using a Bible Translation in Conjunction with the Oahspe

“And Jehovih called his angels, who were older than the earth, and he said unto them: Go ye, raise man upright, and teach him to understand.” (Oahspe vs. 2) For Faithists, the Oahspe is their sacred text – their official Bible. Some Faithists from Jewish or Christian backgrounds, or those who do work among Christians, often use the Judaeo-Christian Scriptures to compare the Oahspe. It is not uncommon to find some similarities between the two. For Jehovih’s Faithists, the Oahspe…

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Is Living in a Faithist Community for Everyone?

Is Living in a Faithist Community for Everyone?

Ideally, those who have covenanted with the Creator would live in a community designed specifically with their needs and requirements in mind. However, what is ideal for some, may be impossible for others. We can not judge others because of their particular situation in life. Some brethren have voiced their desire to live in a community but due to family obligations, young children, lack of finances to move to another country, or other reasons, that they are unable to do…

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Communicating with the Spirit World

Communicating with the Spirit World

Some people have been mistaken in thinking that when we speak of “spiritualism” or holding a “spiritual church service” that we are referring to communicating with the demon world. When Faithists speak of communication with the righteous angels or holy celestial beings, we in no way mean that one should be communicating with demoniac forces from the kingdom of darkness, or attempting to conjure up the souls of lost loved ones, holding seances, or using anything related to the demons…

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What the Angels of the Creator Reveal

What the Angels of the Creator Reveal

The Angels of the Creator reveal: That human beings on this planet are living at the bottom of an ocean of Mind which is composed of the minds of past undeveloped inhabitants of the earth. The majority of these minds or spirits are selfish, un-aspiring, and un-progressive. They vibrate in sympathy with the lowest qualities in human minds, and thus cloud and depress noble motives and hinder spiritual progress. This great mass of human spirits impinges upon all human natures…

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Jehovih Inspires His Creation

Jehovih Inspires His Creation

Book of Inspiration 7:8-11 8. To man I give liberty to acquire wisdom by observing the method of My work, as I manifest in other living creatures. 9. I have also given man capacity to attain to know My inspiration in contradistinction from the inspiration he receiveth from his surroundings. 10. To no other creature gave I this capacity.

Hints to the Reader

Hints to the Reader

To all concerned, A page in the front matter of some editions of the Oahspe Bible has a section called “Hints to the Reader.” I suggest seekers use a great deal of caution if using that page since it contains some false information.

Joshu and Jesus

Joshu and Jesus

Within Faithism, the historical Jesus is referred to as “Joshu” (as in a form of “Joshua”, or Yeshua or “Yehoshua” in Hebrew). However, it is recognized that there is also a false Jesus created by false religions. This is not the same as Joshu, or as some refer to as the historical Jesus. The historical “Jesus” is the same as “Joshu” in Faithism. (JBS)