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A Sketch of Faithists -- John Newbrough

A Sketch of Faithists -- John Newbrough

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Published by Robert Bayer
After the spiritual transmission of Oahspe into writing by its angelically inspired transcriber, John Newbrough, this short work was produced. It contains some spiritual communion interviews as well as some of the first post-Oahspe writings by Mr. Newbrough as he wrestled with how to implement the new ideas of the new age bible called Oahspe.
After the spiritual transmission of Oahspe into writing by its angelically inspired transcriber, John Newbrough, this short work was produced. It contains some spiritual communion interviews as well as some of the first post-Oahspe writings by Mr. Newbrough as he wrestled with how to implement the new ideas of the new age bible called Oahspe.

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A Sketch of Faithists
(excerpts)
by John Newbrough
(1883)1
 
Preface!
“Charity—fudge!We’ve heard too much of that. Let us raise up a new race, notneeding it.” “Healing the sick—pshaw! Raise them up so they will not get sick.”“Lying in hospitals, orphan and founding asylums? Well, well, there are manysuch already, and they keep their babes till they are two or three years old, thenadopt them out, where they are raised as servants—or drift into prisons or poor-houses. Not so with us, we shall raise them up to maturity, teaching them how tolive, giving them a home of their own—a real communal home.”Manual Schools? Yes, more than these; we shall teach them not to be servants,but to be brethren, holding all things in common.”“There are orphan and foundling babes enough—properly raised, would in thirtyyears remodel the entire method of civilization. Stretch forth your hands to dothis, O ye who have faith in your Creator.”
A SKETCH OF THE FAITHISTS.
The Faithists have faith in the Creator, Jehovih, only; and Him only do theyworship, and no other God, nor Lord nor Savior. They maintain that the threegreat commandments are sufficient for the saving of the race from poverty, crimeand all manner of wickedness. The three great commandments are re-revealedin Oahspe, the new Bible, are: Strive to be attuned to thy Creator with all theywisdom and strength; love they neighbor as thyself; and do good unto otherswith all thy might all the days of thy life, perceiving no evil in any man, woman or child, but in their birth and surroundings. They call the world’s people Uzians, or people of Uz. The religion of the Uzians, the Faithists call— “words and onlywords.” The Faithists call their own religion— “the practice of the three greatcommandments.” They profess to try to practice the lesser commandments toreturn good for evil; to do unto others as one desires to be done by; to own or possess whatever is required in equality. They say one cannot fulfill the2
 
commandments while living in Uz. Therefore the Faithists desire to dwell incommunities in order to be with such as will live the higher life. Address: Secretary, Oahspe Lodge of Faithists, 128 West 34
th
Street, New York,New York.3

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