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Can a person of a Christian background become a Faithist and remain as a Christian?

The religion of mainline Christianity, on the surface, is diametrically opposed to the principles of traditional Faithism. There are certain points that are shared between Christians and Faithists, for example, belief in the existence of a Divine Creator, belief in Jesus as the Messiah of Israel, and the truths of Jesus’ teachings, to name only a few. However, concerning the differences, mainstream Christianity often times diverges drastically from the plain teachings of Jesus (whom Faithists call Joshu) on many different points. For example, most Christians worship Jesus as Almighty God. Faithists believe that only the Creator is Almighty. Mainstream Christians believe that there is no law to follow, for example, that Christ destroyed the law of Moses. Faithists believe Jesus’ words where he said that we are to follow the commandments of Moses, and that he did not come to destroy the law or the words of the previous prophets before him. (See Matthew 5:17-20)
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Question: Are Faithists required to live away from Uzians?

For those not familiar with the term “Uzian,” the Oahspe uses this term, to put it simply, as a person of the world. An Uzian is not a Faithist. Another term for this is “worldly person.”

In a modern world it is almost impossible to live without relying on the Uzians for one reason or another. For example, most of us must purchase goods from worldly manufacturers and retail stores. Most of us do not have the resources or talents to make our own shoes, build our own homes, or manufacture our own medications. While these things are possible, as they were in the past, it is not practical in the world in which we live today.
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Question: Oahspe Standard Version?

Question: Are you familiar with the Oahspe Standard Version, and if so, what are your thoughts about it?

Dear ____________________,

I am only vaguely familiar with this edition, since I have used a much older one for several years. The website for the version in question says it’s “in modern language. Carefully edited to preserve original meanings and nuance, the Oahspe Standard Edition, first published in 2007.”

I believe the one on the Oahspe altar in the chapel where I serve is from the 1940’s or 1950’s and is a reprint of the original.
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