Corinth, Greece was a major centre of commerce and trade when the apostle Paul wrote a letter to the early Christian church there (a synagogue that converted to Christianity). In this letter, Paul is writing to a young church in a hostile environment that is encountering many problems. He answers the question: how should a Christian in the local church behave? The unifying element of this letter is instructing the church in what it means to live as Christians in a non-Christian world. As believers, our behaviour should set us apart to look different from the world around us. (source: christianity.com)
The structure of a spiritual organization is delineated by the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians:
We offer pathways to develop your unique intuitive spiritual abilities based on the teachings of the Holy Bible "concerning spiritual gifts" (1 Corinthians 12 KJV) and the study of the Noetic Sciences. Our goal is that you become proficient in knowledge of meditation, prophecy, dream and vision interpretation, clairvoyance, spiritual healing techniques, power of prayer, awareness of angels and spiritual realms. Plus study of the laws of gratitude, karma, manifestation, ascension, transfiguration, tree of life, Akashic records and field, mastering spiritual abilities, and much more for a life of service, awareness, peace and prosperity.
Are you interested in spiritual advancement, to experience the higher dimensions or Heavens above. Classes and courses to advance your understanding and demonstration of the spiritual gifts are offered at Conferences and courses online and in person . Our clergy understands the spiritual gifts esoterically, but (more importantly) learn and teach by experiential means.
“But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all" (1 Corinthians 12:7-11)
Our mission is to speak of God Almighty endearingly and to practice unconditional love as much as possible every day of our lives. By humble Spiritual practices of meditation and earnest intellectual research, we may come to know - in part - the great truths of God Almighty and understand - in part - the great mysteries of the spiritual dimensions or heavens above.
In this understanding, we may move forward and develop the spiritual gifts as a demonstration of the divine existence of our immortal soul and its divine existence within each of us (as recounted in holy books). This spiritual awareness promotes our willingness to serve God Almighty as we are inspired to do so by our inner soul for health, wealth, and peace of mind.
Our understanding is that God Almighty, in its unbounded wisdom, has arranged different paths to enlightenment for each soul. We are obligated to accept differences in religious customs and beliefs as part of the Divine plan, and evidence that God Almighty is omnipotent, omnipresent, and available to everyone around the world. We believe it is our spiritual duty to keep an open mind and to respect the religious beliefs and customs of others.
The approach to God Almighty is similar to a trek up a mountain; there are many paths one can take, but there is only one peak at the top. We believe no path to God Almighty is more correct than any other path or belief. No person or belief shall prevent anyone from seeking to know or to come close to understanding God Almighty. The responsibility of coming closer to God Almighty is up to each soul as each soul must find their own way up the mountain.
We further believe it is each soul’s spiritual duty to help dispel the prejudices and biases that exist between religious and spiritual groups. We can do this simply by being loving, courteous, respectful, and open-minded to others who may believe in a different way than we do. By doing this, we believe each of us will fulfill the commandment to “Love one another as you would love yourselves."
We believe it is the duty of each soul to come closer to God Almighty and develop spiritual gifts. These Gifts - and the actions to let a person freely practice them - are recorded in Holy Scripture (Corinthians Chapters 12 and 14). We believe to possess spiritual gifts and give evidence of them is to exhibit the gifts of the immortal soul, such as: intuitive perceptions, prophecy, dreams of revelation, and communication with holy beings and angels. We strive to use spiritual gifts to relieve human suffering, inspire hope, sustain faith, and demonstrate love.
We believe that each person will discover (or be shown) their inherent spiritual gifts and how to use and develop them when they are ready to know. Such examples of intuitive perceptions may include therapeutic intuitive/spiritual counseling, spiritual healing, and the power of divine prayer.
We believe the soul is eternal and its survival after physical death is a certainty. The soul continues in the heavenly planes or spiritual dimensions after physical death. The soul retains its consciousness, which is far greater than the human intellectual mind or personality consciousness. We believe the soul has a Divine “free will” and “free choice” and chooses to come into the world to further its spiritual purpose in the time, circumstance, and place of its own choosing.
We believe seekers have a spiritual duty to develop their full potential, to empower themselves to become True Human Beings, to overcome their inadequacies, and to bring forth the beauty within – the Christ consciousness.
Through instruction and research, seekers may learn the ways of unconditional love so they can go into the world, be better citizens of the world, and utilize all aspects of themselves (physical, emotional/mental, and spiritual) to contribute to the world. Amen and Amen and Amen
From time to time we offer an opportunity to individuals to become an associate in faith to like minded persons at the International School of the Prophets. If you feel this is right for you, click on the button below for more information.
Rev. Dr. Douglas James Cottrell PhD
Minister and Founder
Many Mansions Spiritual Centre Canada Volunteer Director
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