What Do Unity Churches Believe?

What Do Unity Churches Believe?:

Bible – Unity’s founders, Charles and Myrtle Fillmore, considered the Bible to be history and allegory. Their interpretation of Scripture was that it is “a metaphysical representation of humankind’s evolutionary journey toward spiritual awakening.” While Unity calls the Bible its “basic textbook,” it also says it “honors the universal truths in all religions and respects each individual’s right to choose a spiritual path.”

God – “God is the one power, all good, everywhere present, all wisdom.” Unity speaks of God as Life, Light, Love, Substance, Principle, Law and Universal Mind.

Heaven, Hell – In Unity, heaven and hell are states of mind, not places. “We make our heaven or hell here and now by our thoughts, words and deeds,” Unity says.

Jesus Christ – Jesus is a master teacher of universal truths and the Way-Shower in Unity teachings. “Unity teaches that the spirit of God lived in Jesus, just as it lives in every person.” Jesus expressed his divine potential and showed others how to express their divinity, which Unity calls (the) Christ. 

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