WHAT WE BELIEVE (Religious Science)
Written by Ernest Holmes in 1927, in the Science of Mind Magazine
We believe in God, the Living Spirit Almighty, one, indestructible, absolute and selfexistent
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 incarnation of the spirit in everyone and that all people are incarnations
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 emancipation 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
We believe that God is personal to all who feel this Indwelling Presence.
We believe in the direct revelation of Truth through the intuitive and spiritual nature of
the individual and that any person 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