Our 5 Basic Unity Principles
Principle 1 The Nature of God: God is Absolute Good, everywhere present.
This is true because God is Spirit. Jesus said, “God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” (John 4:24). God is unlimited, perfect, and eternal. Because God is Omnipresence, God is present everywhere in both space and time. Therefore, where ever we are, God is.
Principle 2 The Original Virtue of Humankind: Human beings have a spark of divinity within them, the Christ spirit within. Our very essence is of God, and therefore they are also inherently good. God is not created in our image; we are created in the image of God, which is spiritual. "God created man in his own image" (Genesis 1:27). Thus, rather than being conceived in original sin, we are conceived in original virtue.
Principle 3 Mind Power: Human beings create their experiences by the activity of their thinking.
This is the law of mind action, and with it we make our own world. What we truly feel with our emotions and give power to with our thoughts is what we are really thinking. "For as he thinketh is his heart, so is he" (Proverbs 23:7 AV). In other words, we experience what we give our attention to, and we become what we think we are. Thoughts held in mind produce after their kind.
Principle 4 Prayer: Prayer is creative thinking that heightens the connection with God-Mind and therefore brings forth wisdom, healing, prosperity, and everything good. The apostle Paul recommended that we "pray constantly" (1 Thess. 5:17). This is accomplished by maintaining an awareness of God's eternal presence. Even though God is Spirit and we are spiritual, God's presence is not always uppermost in our thoughts. The demands of physical existence tend to preoccupy us. We need to regularly go apart awhile to give attention to our spiritual side.
Principle 5 Action: Knowing and understanding the laws of life, also called Truth, are not enough. A person must also live the truth that he or she knows. Comprehending the nature of God and humankind, understanding the power of the mind, and knowing how to pray will not stimulate spiritual growth unless applied to daily living. "If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them" (John 13:17).