There are a set of common beliefs that most Divine
Love Christians would accept. There are also some areas of disagreement.
But the areas of disagreement are really unimportant, compared with
our overall agreement as to how we should each progress ourselves
spiritually, the necessity to do that, and the anticipated result.
We believe, that the human soul is the same, in this
world and in the next, and that, with physical death, the human
being, manifesting a spirit body, enters the spirit world to exist
therein, and that the soul will continue to be purified, in time
to come, until it reaches that plane in the spirit world called
Paradise, or the Sixth Sphere.
We believe, that there is a Sphere beyond that of the Sixth Sphere,
where human souls have reached a state of perfection and purification
beyond which they can no longer aspire, and that this Sphere, referred
to as the Seventh Sphere and the gateway to entrance into the Celestial
Heavens, is only open to those souls transformed by the Divine Love
of God. This Divine Love, bestowed upon our souls in response to
earnest prayer, not merely purifies our souls but also transforms
them into the Essence of the Creator, so that our souls are aware
of, and in possession of, immortality. This is the salvation that
Jesus taught as the Messiah of God, in contradistinction to the
perfection of the human soul, as taught by prophets such as Moses,
Buddha and Mohammed.
We believe, that the potentiality of receiving this Divine Love
had been lost with the fall of our first parents. The true mission
of Jesus, as the Christ, was to teach all humanity the fact that,
with his own soul as evidence, God's Love had once again been made
available to humankind, and that immortality could now be obtained
in our souls by accumulating God's Divine Love through repeated
prayers to Him for Its posession.
We believe, that the divinity of Jesus was made manifest in his
divine soul, which became divine on earnest prayer to the Heavenly
Father throughout his life, until he at last realized what his
mission was; and that the Divine Love may now enter the soul of
whosoever seeks It in earnest prayer and thereby receives It, through
the ministrations of the Holy Spirit - that Energy of God which
conveys His Love into the human soul.
We believe, that Jesus was thus born of Mary and Joseph in accordance
with God's Law for the reproduction of humankind, yet born of the
Holy Spirit in the sense that it was this agency which brought so
much of God's Love into Jesus' soul that he realized it was like
unto the Heavenly Father's in Essence, and knew that in that way
he was the Christ.
We believe, that such rebirth of the human soul into a divine soul,
as first experienced by Jesus through prayer to God for His Love,
is the true meaning of the New Birth and the New Heart promised
to humankind by God through the prophets Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel.
We believe, in God, as a real, personal God, the Heavenly Father,
composed of Divine Love as His Essence, and all the wonderful Divine
Virtues such as Goodness, Mercy, Kindness, Compassion and Patience,
and eager to have His children turn to Him in earnest prayer to
obtain His Love, so that our souls can be changed from human souls,
the image of the Creator Soul, into divine souls filled to abundance
with His Love and Essence through prayer to Him, in this world and
in the next, throughout all eternity.
We believe, that God is One, Unique and Alone, Who has never appeared
in the flesh in any guise or form, nor has ever manifested a spirit
body, the vestment of the human soul after the death of the physical
body. God is the Living Personality Divine, our Eternal Heavenly
Father, Who is ever seeking the happiness of His children, and Whom
we may know through our soul perceptions awakened by faith, prayer,
and the inflowing of the Divine Love.
We believe, that sin is a violation of God's Laws of Perfect Harmony,
the penalty for which must be paid by our souls on entry into the
spirit world, where, now a spirit and subject to God's Spiritual
Laws, our abode therein is determined by the condition of our souls.
Hence the evil soul dwells in a place of suffering and darkness
as it goes through a period of expiation until it achieves purity.
The achievement of such purity is forgetfulness, or what has been
called forgiveness. No soul purity may be achieved through any vicarious
atonement, or shedding of blood, the relic of barbarous practices
among primitive men, but only as we realize our errors and, repentant,
seek reconciliation with God through prayer and undergo the period
We believe, that the condition of our souls is not fixed forever
at the time of our death in the flesh, but that whether on earth
or as a spirit, we may at any time turn to God and seek to be purified
of sin, and that the great help in purification, and, indeed, in
the converting our souls and their imperfections into divine souls
like unto that of God in Essence, is through earnest prayer to God
for His Divine Love and Mercy, so that we achieve At-onement with
God and a place in His Kingdom, the Celestial Heavens, of which
Jesus, the Messiah, is Master and Prince of Peace.
Where folks disagree, are on matters of evolution, and whether
the soul as well as the human body was created. The majority tend
to accept that the soul was created instantly, and the implantation
of that soul instantly changed an animal into a human being. Others
take what can be found in these messages to suggest that the human
body was not an evolutionary product. This also comes down as to
whether one accepts later corrections, through other mediums.
There is also a large group who are unwilling to accept any messages
subsequent to James Padgett, or subsequent to Dr Samuels, and who
discourage the practice of mediumship, on which these messages were
founded. The history of these two churches is set
out on this page.