Question: Why does your Bible and publications use the name “Jehovih” instead of “Jehovah” or “Yahweh”? I have never seen this before. What basis do you have for using this strange spelling?
Reply: The form of the Creator’s Name as published in the Oahspe is rendered as “Jehovih.” This can also be found in the Old Testament of Judaism in the form of “Yehovih.” In fact some of our previous publications did use the latter spelling, but for the sake of consistency, we decided it would be best to use the standard Faithist form of “Jehovih.” Faithists have been used to this form of the Eternal Creator’s Name since the publication of the Oahspe Bible.
Brothers and sisters,
We should pray for our enemies as we have always been taught. We can be tolerant the mistreatment we receive from others and remain patient, waiting on the Eternal Father to intervene. Sometimes, however, it is important that we use our divinely given right to stand up for ourselves instead of being walked over time and again. Patience is a virtue, but so is valiancy.
The Lectionary for the month of June 2019 has been posted and can be accessed in English.
If you are having doubts about your faith, pray about it. Do not sit idly by doing nothing about it. Sometimes faith takes courage because of various forms of opposition.
In some cases, this opposition is in the form of lower level spirits who do not have your best interests at heart. Pray for protection from such dark spirits. Evaluate what you are doing in your life day to day to see what could possibly be drawing such spirits to you. This is not to say that it always your fault, but it could be because you are associating with someone or have something (an object) in your home that could be drawing such an influence to your environment.
There are various levels of hell, each with its own name and number of angels. (14:3-6)
Certain beings came upon earth “fastening upon mortals”, and at times bringing death to “large cities and nations.” This death is disease, likely airborne. The Oahspe Bible says these beings “impregnated the air with poison … and these were called plagues.” (14:7)
Reference to three resurrections (14:8)
Angels that “engraft themselves on mortals, becoming as a twin spirit to the one corporeal body” are referred to as reincarnated spirits. (14:9) In contrast, certain spirits took control of infants not permitting their souls to progress, growing as the infant grew. These spirits are referred to as “damons.” The term damon (daemon) is Latin, referring to lesser deities and spirits. Faithists view these as harmful spirits.
Humans’ “grade of understanding”, desires and aspirations are recorded (13:3). The purpose of this is to determine whether or not earth should receive an increase of light (knowledge) “for the ultimate (eventual and sure) perfection of her soul harvests.”
The spirits of the dead are “measured” or examined in a similar manner as that of living humanity. (13:4)
Pride and Jehovih’s faithfulness is the theme of the 12th chapter of Lika.
Ahura’s pride did not permit him to hear the Voice of Jehovih. (12:4-13)
Ahura desired material gain, praise from others and the desire to rule. (12:14-16)
Ahura’s kingdom failed (12:17-18)
The religion of mainline Christianity, on the surface, is diametrically opposed to the principles of traditional Faithism. There are certain points that are shared between Christians and Faithists, for example, belief in the existence of a Divine Creator, belief in Jesus as the Messiah of Israel, and the truths of Jesus’ teachings, to name only a few. However, concerning the differences, mainstream Christianity often times diverges drastically from the plain teachings of Jesus (whom Faithists call Joshu) on many different points. For example, most Christians worship Jesus as Almighty God. Faithists believe that only the Creator is Almighty. Mainstream Christians believe that there is no law to follow, for example, that Christ destroyed the law of Moses. Faithists believe Jesus’ words where he said that we are to follow the commandments of Moses, and that he did not come to destroy the law or the words of the previous prophets before him. (See Matthew 5:17-20)
Equality and Worth
Faithism teaches equality of every single person. Additionally, our community teaches the worth of all human beings, regardless of their gender, race, colour, ethnicity, sexual orientation, social status or disability. Sadly, many within mainstream Christianity have exhibited extreme biases toward various children of the Creator, some even teaching racism and other forms of hatred from their pulpits. None of these practices would ever be viewed as acceptable by Faithists.
There is much discussion in Faithist circles about the dead and about communication with the angelic world. The Oahspe teaches that there are lower and higher angels, and that one can not trust the word of every spirit that is encountered.
The goal of Faithism, and the Faithist in particular, is certainly not to communicate with dead loved ones, or to ask the angels questions of a frivolous nature. Neither does Faithism involve itself with the practices of the dark such as so-called magic or séances and games or books related to the dark occult. Those who think otherwise, are gravely mistaken about the Ever-present Creator’s plans for humanity. Those who claim otherwise are mistaken about the intent of Faithism and lack knowledge concerning the basic principles of the Oahspe.
Even as a child is born on earth, with friends around it to rejoice at its coming, so do kind and loving spirit friends welcome into the spirit world a truly good man’s spirit. The incorruptible leaves the corruptible in the twinkling of an eye; but before his spirit has thus departed, and while the dissolution is about to take place, the spirit friends enter into communion with him, and magnetize the body, which gives him liberty to go out. As soon as he has departed, his friends also withdraw from the body, and hear him hence. For a long while it is like a pleasant dream, and he begins to reflect within himself as to the cause of his not waking up; he looks around him now, and beholds many of his friends whom he remembers to have been long since dead. As fast as he remembers them, they come to him and greet him kindly, lovingly. Then comes his loving wife and daughter; then perhaps a little son that he once almost idolized.