Institute For Spiritual Development's Declaration of Principles

  • We believe in Infinite Intelligence.

  • We believe that Infinite Intelligence expresses Itself in all existence and in humanity as a manifestation of Divine Love.

  • We affirm the unity of all life, everywhere.

  • We believe in communion with all planes of existence, and that meaningful communication flows from this connection.

  • We affirm the divine right of each individual to seek the Truth in accordance with their consciousness, and that living in harmony with that Truth defines true spirituality.

  • We affirm that spiritual unfoldment is progressive and unending, and that the doorway to reformation is never closed against any soul.

  • We believe that the highest morality is contained in the mandate: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

  • We affirm the personal responsibility of the individual, and that we choose our happiness or unhappiness as we apply the Laws of the Universe.

  • We affirm that life is eternal, and that the existence and personal identity of the individual continue after the change called death.

  • We believe the ultimate expression of God in our life is unconditional love of our neighbors and ourselves.

  • We accept that the living gifts of Prophecy and Healing, reported in all Sacred Scripture, are an affirmation of Divine Spirit working through us.

Copyright ©2024  Institute for Spiritual Development, Oneonta, NY
Rev. Diana Friedell, Pastor, 607-433-2089; The Lotus Center, P.O. Box 332, Oneonta, NY 13820
Co-Directors: Rev. Story Lucile Ducey and Rev. Diana Friedell
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