Veridican Articles of Faith

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I. God

God is the fundamental monistic entity, creator of the universe in all its dimensions, father of souls, the definition of life, the author of truth.

II. Jesus Christ

We assert that Jesus Christ was the eternal Son of God living on Earth as a physical man. He was born of the Virgin Mary and crucified under Pontius Pilate. He rose from the dead three days later and ascended to the right hand of Glory to be with our Father in heaven. He will come again to judge the living and the dead and rule the new heaven and earth.

III. Human Purpose

The human purpose is to become Christ. We do not become Jesus Christ but are reborn into the substance of Christ to carry out our own unique purpose on the Earth using the talents God has endowed us with.

IV. The Eucharist

We believe that during our ritual of eating bread and drinking wine, our faith transforms the bread into the actual body of Christ and the wine into the actual blood of Christ. We call this the Veridican Eucharist. Our spirit is nourished by it, and ultimately, we are transformed into Christ as a result of it. All salvation and atonement are accomplished by this ritual.

V. The Church

Veridicans are people who follow only the life and teachings of Jesus Christ as presented in our canon. We do not follow any other person or scriptures. We are necessarily the true bride of Christ, and He is our only way, our only truth, and our only life. The Veridican Church, therefore, serves as a place where we come together to support one another in faith, wisdom, and in partaking of the Eucharist. For we know that where any two of us are gathered, there Jesus Christ, our King, the risen Son of the living God, will be in the midst of us.

VI. The Canon

The Veridican Church recognizes the following texts as our canon of scripture: The Gospel of Matthew, The Gospel of Mark, The Gospel of Luke, The Gospel of John, and the book of Revelation (King James Version of 1611, and the New International Version, 1984 ed.), The Gospel of Thomas (Meyer and Bloom, 1992 ed.), and The Veridican Gospel of Jesus Christ (Gordon, 2012 ed.).

VII. Evangelism

Because it is every human being's ultimate purpose in life to be transformed into Christ, we accept as our mandate the work of convincing others to enter the one true Church, the Veridican Church of the Divine in Christ. We employ our spiritual gifts and unique practices to prove our Divine calling and our status as the chosen elect of Christ.

VIII. Eschatology

The Veridican Church of the Divine in Christ is formed to prepare for the establishment of the Kingdom of God on earth. With the imminent end of civilization, the rise of the antichrist, and the battle of Armageddon between the Divine in Christ and the antichrist, we proceed with the preparation.

We believe we will be present with Christ in His kingdom because we are his true bride. We are his true family among the people of the world.

It has been revealed to us by God that mRNA vaccines fulfill the prophecy of John in Revelation 9:13-19. We hold that they are a weapon of the antichrist intended to destroy a significant portion of humanity which will allow the antichrist to come to power. We, therefore, prohibit our members from taking any mRNA vaccine. We hold that willfully taking such a vaccine is a sin and places one's body and soul in jeopardy.

As a singular body of the true bride of Christ, we follow his command to watch and wait for his return. We use our spiritual strengths, our powers of discernment, and our understanding of the prophecy of John in the book of Revelation to prepare ourselves for that coming day.

IX. Spiritual Gifts

In the spirit of the Magi who first found and protected their king, Jesus Christ, the Veridican Church endorses the practice and perfection of the following spiritual gifts: prophecy and divination, astral visions and visitation, astrological analysis, dream interpretation, faith healing, angel communication, exorcism, and the working of miracles.

X. Moral Principles

1. Abide the commands that God gives to you.
2. Follow the teachings of Christ to the best of your understanding.
3. Love your neighbor by doing unto them what you would have done unto you.
4. Resist participation in abortions.
5. Treat animals with compassion.
6. Partake in the Eucharist.
7. Support the Veridican Church.
8. Follow natural law.

Rev. Edward J. Gordon
Veridican Church of the Divine in Christ
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