The NSAC and their Declaration of Principles

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The NSAC and their Declaration of Principles

Post by Admin on Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:59 am

Hi All to balance up the & Principles

INTRODUCING THE NSAC

The National Spiritualist Association of Churches(NSAC) is proud of its distinct religious history

The NSAC is recognized as the oldest and most respected Spiritualist organization.

NSAC was incorporated on November 3, 1893 in Washington, D.C., as a nonprofit religious organization. Its recognition means that Spiritualism is a recorded, legitimate religion in the USA

The National Spiritualist Association of Churches recognizes Spiritualism as a Science, Philosophy, and a Religion.

The objects of the organized movement of Spiritualism, as adopted by the National Spiritualist Association of Churches of the United States of America in convention can be summarized in part as;

To teach the truths and principles expressed in the Declaration of Principles and in the Definitions of:
Spiritualism
Spiritualist
Medium
Spiritualist Healer

The Science, Philosophy and Religion of NSAC Spiritualism is stated in the Declaration of Principles and the Definitions

DECLARATION OF PRINCIPLES

1. We believe in Infinite Intelligence.

2. We believe that the phenomena of Nature, both physical and spiritual, are the expression of Infinite Intelligence.

3. We affirm that a correct understanding of such expression and living in accordance therewith, constitute true religion.

4. We affirm that the existence and personal identity of the individual continue after the change called death.

5. We affirm that communication with the so-called dead is a fact, scientifically proven by the phenomena of Spiritualism.

6. We believe that the highest morality is contained in the Golden Rule: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

7. We affirm the moral responsibility of individuals, and that we make our own happiness or unhappiness as we obey or disobey Nature’s physical and spiritual laws.

8. We affirm that the doorway to reformation is never closed against any soul here or hereafter.

9. We affirm that the precepts of Prophecy and Healing are Divine attributes proven through Mediumship.

It is important to add that, unlike the Seven Principles which have remained unchanged since they were presented in the way they now stand the NSAC principles have changed through time.

It is interesting that these were built upon the original ones which Cora Richmond was involved
The first 6 central beliefs of Modern Spiritualists were adopted in Chicago, Illinois, 1899:

1 belief in Infinite Intelligence.

2 the belief that the phenomena of Nature, both physical and spiritual, are the expression of Infinite Intelligence.

3 the belief that a correct understanding of such expression and living in accordance therewith, constitute true religion.

4 the belief that the existence and personal identity of the individual continue after the change called death.

5 the belief that communication with the so-called dead is a fact, scientifically proven by the phenomena of Spiritualism.

6 the belief that the highest morality is contained in the Golden Rule: "Whatsoever ye would that others should do unto you, do ye also unto them."



The NSAC have Spiritualist Manual for members which show the dates upon which the principles were adopted. It iis an interesting book with some snapshots of past figures.

Cheers

Jim
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