For those interested in becoming members of the Faithist community, it is important that you come into a covenant with Jehovih (“Jehovih” is the same as “Yahweh”, the Name of the Creator). That covenant is represented below. After coming to an understanding of our basic beliefs, as represented in this website, you are asked to pray to Jehovih the Creator asking Him to guide you in this matter, and to send His angelic representatives to assist you in remaining faithful to the covenant. Because humans are not perfect, we do the best we can to uphold the covenant. When we fail, we ask the Father to forgive us and to guide us back on the path of light. It is important to recovenant, by reciting and meditating on the covenant again.
After learning about the Oahspe and the tenets of the faith as taught by the Chief Rabbah and the Rabban (the spiritual leaders of the Community), a person comes into a covenant with Jehovih the Creator. After making a covenant he/she is called a Faithist — one who practices Faithism according to the Oahspe Bible. Sadly, there are some individuals who call themselves “Faithists” but many of these have New Age and occult teachings that are not aligned with Jehovih’s revealed Bible the Oahspe. We use an edition of the Oahspe that has been corrected by angelic beings because of the many errors found within the edition currently being used by some other people.
Faithists believe in being fair to all peoples regardless of their ethnicity, colour, nationality, religious beliefs, gender or sexual orientation.
From our Sacred Text
Jehovih called unto His angels in heaven, saying: Go ye down to the earth once more, to man, whom I created to inhabit the earth and enjoy it, and say ye to man: Thus saith Jehovih:
Behold, the seventh era is at hand. Thy Creator commandeth thy change from a carnivorous man of contention to an herbivorous man of peace. The four heads of the Beast (false religion) shall be put away; and war shall be no more on the earth.
Thy armies shall be disbanded. And, from this time forth, whosoever desireth not to war, thou shall not impress; for it is the commandment of thy Creator.
Neither shalt thou have any gods, nor lords, nor saviors, but only thy Creator, Jehovih! Him only shalt thou worship henceforth forever. I am sufficient unto Mine own creations.
And to as many as separate themselves from the dominion of the Beast (false religion), making these covenants unto Me, have I given the foundation of My kingdom on earth.
And all such shall be My chosen: By their covenants and by their works shall they be known henceforth on the earth as Mine, and shall be called Faithists.
But to as many as will not make these covenants, have I given the numbers of the Beast, and they shall be called Uzians, signifying destroyers. And these shall be henceforth the two kinds of people on earth, Faithists and Uzians. (Oahspe 1:15-21)
The Twelve Virtues from the Oahspe
The first virtue is to learn to find Jehovih in all things, and to love and glorify Him.
The second virtue is Cleanliness; all peoples, old and young, shall bathe once a day.
The third virtue is to eat no fish nor flesh, nor other unclean thing; for of what profit is it to bathe the outer part if one putteth filth within?
The fourth virtue is Industry. Because the Father gave man neither feathers, nor hair nor wool; let it be testimony of His commandment that man shall clothe himself. To clothe one’s self, and to provide one’s self with food; these are the enforced industry upon all people. In addition to these, to labour for the helpless; to bathe them and feed them, and house them and clothe them; these are the volunteer industries permitted by the Father that ye may prove your soul’s worthiness before Him. Without industry no people can be virtuous. (Definition of Industry in this context: To keep one’s self in constant action to a profitable result. To rise before the sun and bathe and perform the religious rites by the time the sun riseth; and to labour thereafter not severely but pleasantly until sunset, this is Industry. The industrious man findeth little time for the evil one’s influences.)
The fifth virtue is of the same kind, which is Labour. There shall be no rich amongst you; but all shall labour. As ye develop your corporeal bodies unto strength by reasonable labour, so doth the act of labour develop the spirit of man to profitable growth for its habitation in heaven. For I declare unto you a great truth, which is, that the idle and the rich, who labour not with the corporeal body, are born into heaven helpless as babes.
The sixth virtue, which is greater than all the rest, is Abnegation of one’s self. Without Abnegation no human shall have peace of soul, either on earth or in heaven. Consider what thou doest, not that it shall profit thyself, but whether it will benefit others, even as if thou wert not one of them. Without the sixth virtue no family can dwell together in peace.
The seventh virtue is Love. Consider when thou speakest whether thy words will promote love; if not, then speak not. And thou shalt have no enemies all the days of thy life. But if thou canst justly say a good thing of any man, be not silent; this is the secret to win many loves.
The eighth virtue is Discretion, especially in words. Consider well, and then speak. If all men would do this, thou wouldst be surprised at the wisdom of thy neighbours. Discretion is a regulator; without it, man is like a tangled thread.
The ninth virtue is System and Order. A weak human, with System and Order, doeth more than a strong man without them.
The tenth virtue is Observance. With Observance a human accepteth from the ancients such things as have been proven to be good, such as rites and ceremonies. Without Observance a man beginneth back even with the earliest of the ancients, and thus casteth aside his profit in the world.
The eleventh virtue is Discipline, the Discipline for the individual and the family. He who hath not Discipline is like a race-horse without a rider. A time to rise; a time to eat; a time to pray; a time to dance; a time to labour; these are good in any human; but the family that practiceth them in unison with one another hath Discipline.
The twelfth virtue is like unto it, and is Obedience. All good and great men are obedient. He that boasteth his disobedience to discipline is a fool and a madman. Greater and better is the weak man of obedience, than the strong man of defiance. For the one promoteth the harmony of the family; but the other ruptureth it.
Consider these twelve virtues; they are sufficient laws unto the whole world. Man may multiply books and laws forever, but they will not make the family, nor colony, nor state, happy, without the adoption of these twelve virtues. (Book of the Arc of Bon 11:7-20)
Faithist Community Philosophy
- Do not assert any thing unless you can prove it.
- Never belittle what another says.
- Never take exceptions to what another says for opposition’s sake. Never take exceptions for sake of showing you cannot be led.
- What can I say that will make others rejoice?
- He who will argue, is he not selfish? To stand up for one’s own philosophy, is this not as selfish as to stand up for property?
- To learn to know that we may be mistaken, who could act on this, and offend his neighbor?
- How can there be individual or isolated ascension in heaven? Would we not desire our loved ones to go upward with us forever?
- If ye cannot live in peace in a brotherhood on earth, neither shall ye find a brotherhood of peace and love in heaven.
- He who labors for himself in this world, shall find few friends in heaven.
- Are we not all eggs? and is not death our hatching out?
- Jehovih saith, Man I created as a spirit; but I gave him a corporeal body, that he might learn corporeal things. Death I made, that man might rise in spirit, and inherit My etherean worlds in the firmament of heaven.
I declare unto Thee, Jehovih, that henceforth I will worship none but Thee, Thou All Highest Creator, Who art variously named by mortals, Jehovih, The Great Spirit, The Almighty, The Eternal Father, The I Am, The All Light, The Architect of the Universe, Ever Present in all and yet above all, unto Whom none can attain for ever.
I declare that I will henceforth turn from evil and strive to do good, that I may come into atonement with Thee, Thou All Father, Life of all life, and Soul of all souls, Who art to the understanding of all the living even as the sun is to the light of day.
I promise to abnegate self and dwell in harmony with my brother and sister Faithists, also to respect the authority of the Chief Rabbah and Rabban of the Community and the authority of those whom they appoint.
I promise to put aside the uncharitable tongue, and not to perceive evil in any man, woman, or child, but only the limitations of their birth and surroundings.
I promise to uphold this covenant to the best of my human ability, always asking guidance from Thee and Thy righteous angelic realm to show unto me compassion and to keep my feet upon Thy path of light.
In Thee, O Jehovih, is my trust. Amen.
Joining the Worldwide Faithist Association
If you are serious about this decision, and having a closer relationship with the Creator, meditate upon the covenant above, read it carefully, and pray about it. If possible, stand facing the east and recite the Declaration above. After this, you can complete the form below to obtain information about membership.
Each adult member of the household who wishes to receive information on becoming a Faithist should complete this form. Children who are under age are not required to complete the form.
After sending your information, someone will be in touch with you as soon as possible with further information about membership. Once you make the covenant, you become an associate of the Worldwide Faithist Association, but not an actual member. There is a three month period that you must wait until you can become a full member.
(Your email address or other details will not be shared outside the administration.)