Spiritualism is a religion as well as a philosophy that teaches us the science of right living and right thinking. We believe that “whatsoever a man/woman soweth that shall they also reap.” This means that “whatever humankind sends out in thought, word or deed will return to them.” We believe that fear must be erased from the consciousness. It is our only enemy – fear of lack, fear of failure, fear of sickness, fear of loss, and feeling insecurity on some plane. We believe that the body can be renewed and transformed through spiritual healing, faith and right thinking. We further believe that God is the source of our supply and that we can receive all that belongs to us by Divine Right.
The Church of Divine Inspiration is a Christian Spiritualist church established in 1923, in Rochester, New York. Many have entered through its doors discovering an at-one-ment with God that embraces a philosophy of love and joy as set forth in the scriptures. The church provides an environment for learning to those who seek spiritual substance in their search for that “deeper something,” life’s most personal and meaningful treasures.
As the church progresses toward the “Golden Age of Spiritual Enlightenment” in the 21st century, we will continue to be a “Place of Light.” The church teaches the spiritual wisdom of the sacred ages, those same principles Jesus taught to His disciples. These concepts allow us to express our hidden potentials of our God consciousness and to accept full responsibility for our true spiritual self.
The basic foundation of the church is to serve as a spiritual center of enlightenment, where people can receive healing of the body, mind, and soul. The journey within helps us to organize on a new level, harmonized with the eternal higher truths of the Christ Consciousness, which have endured throughout time. It is through this Christ Spirit that we unfold spiritually and begin to master a pathway of light through the help of the Holy Spirit.
Once we begin to accept the inheritance as promised us in the scripture, we understand and perceive the divine plan including birth, death and our soul’s progression now and in the afterlife.
Christian Spiritualism is a sect of Christianity with a belief in God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. We have no dogmas or creeds because the emphasis is on the essential truths as brought forth by the scriptures. We have at the base of our foundation a set of principles…
- We believe in God.
- We believe in the oneness of humankind.
- We believe in the immortality of the soul.
- We believe that the phenomena of nature, both physical and spiritual are the expression of God.
- We affirm that a correct understanding of such expression and living in accordance therewith constitute true religion, enabling one to inherit all goodness, happiness, joy and peace.
- We believe that angels are ministering spirits (Hebrews 1:14)
- We affirm the moral responsibility of the individual and that he/she make their own happiness or unhappiness as they obey or disobey God’s natural and as well as spiritual laws.
- We affirm that the doorway to reformation is never closed against any human soul here or hereafter.
These principles are reinforced in our weekly devotional services. However, in addition to the scheduled church services, emphasis is placed on the individual developing spiritual growth on a daily basis. It is our acceptance of God as a working element in our lives that brings us the many blessings which are promised (Matthew V1:33). God has given us the gifts of wisdom, knowledge, faith, healing, prophecy, discerning of spirits, speaking in tongues, and the interpretation of tongues (ICor:12). Jesus taught us by His example, that we too can develop the gifts of the spirit.
Jesus healed many during the time he walked the earth. He also showed us that we can heal ourselves.
“Then the woman seeing that she was detected, came trembling and fell at His feet. In the presence of the multitude, she explained why she had touched Him and how she had been cured instantly. Jesus said to her, “daughter your faith has healed you. Go in Peace.” (Luke 8:43-49).
We all have the ability to self-heal, it begins with self-love, we need enough self love to allow God’s healing to flow through us. When we work on our self-love, it’s a natural progression which allows that healing energy to become part of us.
Mediumship is the gift of prophecy. Throughout the Old and the New Testaments, God has always communicated to His people through mediumship. This communication manifested through many forms; angels, visions, the “so called Dead” or dreams. The birth of Jesus and John the Baptist were prophesized. John the Baptist prophesized the coming of the Messiah (John I:6-9). Mediumship is acknowledged through “supernatural” and “miraculous” happenings, upon which most, if not all Christian teachings are based.
This is the greatest gift given to us. Often dismissed by other religions as being only for the chosen, or believed by so many that we live once and then die and are forever gone. Jesus spoke of the gift of everlasting life as not only a promise but as our inheritance (John 5:39). Not only was the evidence of this shown to the apostles with the transfiguration of Christ, Elias, and Moses (Matthew 14:1-13), but through the resurrection of Christ after the Crucifixion.
It is through the teachings of Jesus that we are guided to accept the blessings of Father/Mother God, the gifts of the Holy Spirit, to look within ourselves and to the God within us, and to recognize the God within all creation.