THERE ARE 5 BASIC PRINCIPLES AT THE CORE OF EVERY LESSON, SERMON AND WRITING FROM THE UTM
1. THE OMNIPRESENCE OF GOD
Everything that exists, or ever will exist is pressed out of the body of God (God-Substance) in different forms of manifestation. Since the nature of God is absolute good, and everything is God- Substance, there can be no evil in reality.
“Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.” Psalm 139: 7-8 (KJV)
2. THE DIVINITY OF HUMANKIND
Humankind is made in the image-likeness of God.
“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” Genesis 1:26 (KJV)
“And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” Genesis 2:7
3. THE VALUE AND POWER OF THOUGHT
It is through thinking that humankind forms that which we have in our lives.
“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he ….” Proverbs 23:7 (KJV)
4. PRACTICING THE PRESENCE
Living in the presence of God.
- Prayer: Communion with God.
- Meditation: Conscious thought on aspects of God.
- Silence: Listening to God.
5. THE LAW OF DEMONSTRATION
Law of Mind Action: Like begets like. Man’s Responsibility as a Son of God. The results which follow from practice of the above statements.
- Right Thinking
- Right Words
- Right Feelings
- Right Actions
- Right Reactions
UTM STATEMENTS OF FAITH WHAT WE BELIEVE
WE BELIEVE that it is God’s will that every individual on the face of this earth should live a healthy, happy and prosperous life.
WE BELIEVE that such a life is within the reach of each one of us and the way to its attainment begins with the realization that the Kingdom of God is within us, waiting for us to bring it into expression.
WE BELIEVE that we can bring this Kingdom forth by practicing the universal spiritual principles handed down through the ages and taught by our Way-shower, Jesus the Christ.
WE BELIEVE with Jesus that our experiences are the reflections of our beliefs and therefore the key to happy and successful living is right thinking followed by right action.
WE BELIEVE with Jesus that the basis for right thinking is LOVE – love of God and all that is good in ourselves and others.
WE BELIEVE that learning to listen to the whispering of the “still small voice” within us will ensure that we are guided into right action.
WE BELIEVE that rather than devoting our primary efforts to providing for the needy of the world, the time has come to make available to all people everywhere a teaching that will enable them to provide for themselves by learning to release the divine potential within them.
WE BELIEVE that the Universal Foundation for Better Living is a vehicle for the spreading of such a teaching.
WE BELIEVE that a mighty new wind is blowing. People everywhere are hungry for practical techniques that will show them how to fulfill the good desires of their hearts. We in the U.F.B.L. believe that we have these techniques and we offer them to everyone without distinction, confident that with the help of the Holy Spirit, we can teach all who are willing to learn how to overcome whatever would keep them from their highest good.