What We Believe
Our Church's Articles of Faith
represent the foundation stones upon which our work is built. They can be
summed up as follows:
believe in one God and Father of us all, Who is Spirit.
believe that we are all created in God's image, as Spirit.
believe that, together, we must actively seek a greater understanding
of ourselves and God, as Spirit, in our daily lives. This becomes our
gift to God.
believe in communication with God's Kingdom of Spirit, wherein dwell
our guardians, loved ones, and sources of inspiration; furthermore, we
believe that such communication is sanctioned and edified in
believe in the ministry, teachings, and person of Jesus Christ, and
we endeavor to follow his example.
believe, as proclaimed in Scripture, that Jesus was crucified and died
in the flesh and resurrected in the Spirit (1 Peter 3:18), thus
fulfilling the reality of God's Promise that we are spirit and shall
accept the Holy Bible as a vital recording of Humanity's experience
with and search for God.
believe in prayer and the healing power of God's Spirit.
believe in the separation of Church and State; religion and politics.
believe that we are accountable to God and to each other. We embrace
personal responsibility for our actions, words, and thoughts.
In addition to these Articles
of Faith, we accept and fully embrace the following, as part of our
- The power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy
Spirit is God's Spirit alive in the world and in the affairs of men
- The ancient prophets and Jesus Christ came
to earth to share the divine Word and Spirit of God into the hearts
and spirits of humanity.
- Reincarnation and the Great Law of Karma
(Cause and Effect).
- Mediumship and channeling are viable means
of bridging two seemingly separate worlds of Spirit together, into one
kingdom -- God's Universal Kingdom -- and that mediumship must be
upheld with utmost respect and dignity.
- Death is the passing of the spirit through
a doorway, into another dimension of life. Ultimately, there is no
death, save one: the turning away of the spirit from God; yet, even
here, grace, salvation, and rebirth are afforded.
- We honor the sanctity of the human spirit
and the divine right of the human spirit to make choices. In this, we
are each responsible and accountable -- to ourselves, to God, and to
each other -- for the choices which we make.
Home | About
the FST | Biblical Teachings
Spiritual Teachings | Spiritual
Healing | Mediumship
Spirit Speaks | Bookstore | Our Community
Calendar of Events | Exeter St. Theatre | Site Map
© 1996 First Spiritual Temple. All rights reserved.
Reproduction or reuse of any pages without written permission is strictly
First Spiritual Temple
The Ayer Institute
6 Jacobs Meadow Road, East Sandwich MA, 02537-1080
Please feel free to e-mail us at: email@example.com