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Spiritualist Declaration of Principles

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The following Declaration of Principles is published to the world, not as a creed binding on the conscious of the individual, but as the consensus of a very large majority of Spiritualists on the fundamental teachings of Spiritualism: We believe in Infinite Intelligence. We believe that the phenomena of Nature, both physical and spiritual, are the expression of Infinite Intelligence. We affirm that a correct understanding of such expression and living in accordance therewith, constitute true religion. We affirm that the existence and personal identity of the individual continue after the change called death. We affirm that communication with the so-called dead is a fact, scientifically proven by the phenomena of Spiritualism. We believe that the highest morality is contained in the Golden Rule: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." We affirm the moral responsibility of individuals, and that we make our own happiness or unhappiness as we obey or disobey Nature’s physical and spiritual laws. We affirm that the doorway to reformation is never closed against any human soul here or hereafter. We affirm that the precepts of Prophecy and Healing are Divine attributes proven through Mediumship.

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1 Cynthia Merrick = "Now, I'm new, so I'm not sure of how things work here, but isn't this all a copy of the "The Philosophy of Spiritualism" section from this article (https://www.nsac.org/spiritualism.php), which seems to be copyrighted (©2016 National Spiritualist Association of Churches)?  "
2 Cary W = "We are all then a unique expression of that Infinite Intelligence, and when aware of this one truth, we are able to also see and affirm the divinity of all things and beings."
3 Cary W = "Pain or lack of well being can therefore be seen as a gift from God, letting us know we are not honoring our highest calling and purpose and that any deviation from the law of universal love is accompanied by the warning of discomfort or pain, whose aim is to bring correction of that error."