Independent Spiritualist Association
of the United States of America

Principles Expanded

"Come For A Spiritual Experience."
Yesterday I was clever; I wanted to change the world!
Today I am wise; I want to change myself.
 

 
EXPANDED
DECLARATION OF PRINCIPLES

[THE FOUNDATION BELIEFS COMMON TO ALL OUR MEMBER CHURCHES]

COLOR KEY:   Full Version     Children's Simplified Version      Expanded with comments by ISA Ministers


1) We believe in Infinite Intelligence
1) We believe in God     COMMENTS

2) We believe that the phenomena of nature, both physical and Spiritual, are the expression of Infinite Intelligence.
2) We believe that God is expressed through all Nature. COMMENTS


3) We affirm that a correct understanding of such expression, and living in accordance therewith constitute true Religion.
3) True religion is living in obedience to Nature's Laws. COMMENTS

4) We affirm that the existence and personal identity of the individual continue after the change called death.
4) We Never die. COMMENTS

5) We affirm that communication with the so-called dead is a fact, scientifically proven by the phenomena of Spiritualism.
5) Spiritualism proves that we can talk with people of the Spirit World.  COMMENTS

6) We believe that the highest morality is contained in the Golden Rule, "Whatsoever you would, that others should do unto you, do you likewise unto them."
6) Be kind, do good, and others will do likewise.   COMMENTS

7) We affirm the moral responsibility of the individual, and that he makes his own happiness or unhappiness, as he obeys or disobeys nature's physical and spiritual laws.
7) We bring unhappiness to ourselves by the errors we make and we will be happy if we obey the laws of life. COMMENTS

8) We affirm that the doorway to reformation is never closed against any soul here or hereafter.
8) Everyday is a new beginning.   COMMENTS

9) We affirm that the precepts of prophesy contained in the Bible are scientifically proven through Mediumship.
9) God speaks to man through man in the past, present and future.   COMMENTS









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