What do you want to know about Religious Science? Revs. Joe and Toni Niemiec, New Thought ministers, are ready to answer your questions. Fill out the form below or submit your question online.
What are the basic beliefs of a religious scientist?
We believe in God, the Living Spirit Almighty; one, indestructible, absolute and self-existent 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 incarnation of the One Spirit.
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 God.
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 who lives in close contact with the indwelling God may become a revealer of Truth.
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 thoughts 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 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.
What We Believe, by Ernest Holmes, was published in the first issue of Science of Mind magazine, October 1927. This edited version uses gender-inclusive language.
From the simplicity of these self-evident beliefs you will experience personal exclamations from ministers across the board. Some ministers see themselves a Christian while others may teach and/or quote the Bible from a metaphorical understanding and we recognize Jesus the Christ as the greatest teacher but we focus on his teaching and consciousness not the idea of his resurrection and becoming the savior.
The Rev. Joe Niemiec Jr. began his spiritual quest in 1986 when he walked out of a Houston jail and was struck by the realization that his life was in shambles.
He began his quest for ‘getting back on track’ with 12 step programs, followed by learning and practicing meditation with a local Redding, California, teacher.