A Jesuin is anyone who embraces the Jesuin Vision and dedicates themselves to seeking Oneness in all things in accordance with The Book of the Jesuin, via the principles it imparts and the story it tells about the true man Jesus of Galilee.

To the Jesuin, Oneness is “the very nature of Nature” and can be defined as harmony, order, equilibrium, and stability. Oneness resists disharmony, disorder, disequilibrium, and instability, which are against Nature. In this regard, the Jesuin “seek the Dominion of The One,” which is the ultimate state of being whereby “Oneness and the doing of it reigns within all and among all” (Jesuin 9:22).

Within this understanding of Oneness is a key article of Jesuin faith that “variety is part of the natural architecture of Creation” (Jesuin 14:20). As a result, the Jesuin believe that embracing variety and diversity not only within Creation generally but especially among humankind and within the human experience is in accord with Nature, and that to reject, criticize, or assail such variety and diversity is unnatural.

The foundation of Jesuin belief is The One, “the Wellspring and Force of all Beingness and Life,” and in the seeking of Oneness (for additional detail, see the drop-down question below titled “Do the Jesuin believe in God?”). According to the first chapter of The Book of the Jesuin, “all Creation is of The One—all things, all creatures, all life—bound in Oneness, the nature of The One, and so thus is the nature and purpose of All” (Jesuin 1:2).

All that we believe—about The One, about Oneness, and about the true man Jesus of Galilee—and all the principles which inform our faith, spirituality, and practice, are embodied in The Book of the Jesuin, which shares the tale of the path of life that Jesus came to follow, which he referred to as “the most glorious Way of the Knowing of The One” (Jesuin 7:38).

No. The Jesuin are not Christians, nor are we derived from or associated with any Christian tradition, denomination, or sect. As an article of our faith, we reject the Christian religion in all its numerous forms and denominations, and heed the instruction in The Book of the Jesuin to always “beware of Christians, no matter their sect or division, of which there are countless many” (Jesuin 14:11).
The Jesuin believe that the person called Jesus Christ in the Christian Gospel books is a fiction and a mythical perversion of the true man—whom we call Jesus of Galilee—who was neither a performer of miracles, the Messiah, the savior of the world, the “son of God,” nor “God in the flesh,” but was a mortal man and an extraordinary teacher who was saved from death upon a cross and, as a result, awakened to “the Truth of Being and the Light of Life” (Jesuin 2:7-8), in which is the illumination of human purpose and the way to achieve it.
The Jesuin do not believe in any deities or gods, which are inventions of human imagination, “fashioned in human likeness, and devotion to them imposed upon many” (Jesuin 2:4). Instead, we believe in The One, which is not a “god” but is understood as both the originating source of the universe and everything in it, and also the sublime power that continues to animate all things. Beyond this, the Jesuin strongly resist defining The One in any concrete terms.

The Book of the Jesuin observes that while The Ancients created various concepts of gods, deities, spirits, notions of the divine, etc., they were discerning The One but were expressing their discernments in distorted and shadowy ways. In this regard, in The Book of the Jesuin Jesus states, “I tell you the truth, what is called Lord and God in our scriptures is a sign of a greater thing. … What we call Adonai, Elohim, Elyon, and Yahueh, as written in our scriptures, these are but a glimpse and a faint whisper of what can be known, and are signs of that which is greater and which all humankind discerns” (Jesuin 7:7, 9).

In The Book of the Jesuin it is held that the writings of the Bible, meaning the Jewish scriptures as well as the Christian scriptures, “are a broad field of myth and fiction that cannot be believed in their fullness as true accounts of actual happenings” (Jesuin 3:16).

To the Jesuin, though the Christian Gospel books serve as a key source which informs The Acceptable Tale of Jesus of Galilee, they and the Christian writings overall (i.e., the New Testament) otherwise have no authoritative status or consequence.

As to the Jewish scriptures (what Christians refer to as the “Old Testament,” but which Jewish people refer to as the Tanakh), the Jesuin behold these with a particular degree of respect over and above the Christian scriptures, in accordance with the following passage from The Book of the Jesuin: “Let us regard the Torah, the Prophets, and the Psalms with honor, yet no longer by way of a consuming devotion to every letter written, but with a freedom as one no longer bound, esteeming with discernment what truths and wisdom are hidden within them and are most profitable as accords with Oneness” (Jesuin 10:17).

The best answer to this question is found in the The Book of the Jesuin, in the introduction titled “The Jesuin Vision,” as follows:

Salvation is not some kind of divine redemption from “sin” and death, but it is Oneness brought about in this life. And this Oneness is not achieved by means of a long-awaited climactic intervention by a supreme being, or by way of subservience to myths or the worship of a deity, but it emerges from within each of us and unfolds among all of us—together—through fearlessly intentional acts of empowering love and compassionate justice, restoring and upholding human dignity through deliverance from all manner of oppressions of heart, soul, mind, and body, until the awesome peace of Oneness fills the whole world.

Since the inception of the Jesuin Vision in 1994, there has never been a distinct effort to form Jesuin congregations. Now, under the direction of The Jesuin Society, founded and officially organized in 2024, the active sharing of the Jesuin Vision and the creation of Jesuin fellowships will be primary goals within the Jesuin Mission.
The Jesuin understanding of worship is informed by The Book of the Jesuin, which states, “Let worship no longer be in acts of submission as to a god, but let worship be devotion to Oneness in the Knowing of The One, and then going forth in the doing of Oneness in all things everywhere and at all times, for such is the true meaning of worship” (Jesuin 11:22).

The Book of the Jesuin anticipates congregational fellowship, and states, “When we gather in fellowship, let us do so at such times and on such occasions as seems most fitting and agreeable, and in simple spaces dedicated as sanctuaries for the sacred and joyful purposes of mutual encouragement, of building one another up in wisdom, of the sharing of mercies, and of strengthening our faith” (Jesuin 11:19).

The foremost means by which we engage in the observance of our faith is by way of the Jesuin Sabbath. Much like how Jewish people observe their Sabbath, our Sabbath is similar in that we begin at sundown on a Friday evening in the home, which for us is “our Holy of Holies” (Jesuin 11:18). It is a meal observed with added sanctity, and begins with the speaking of some words taken from The Book of the Jesuin, amidst lit candles as a sign of the Light of Oneness, and involves a blessing over the food, which includes “the bread of Oneness” and wine (or unfermented juice, for those who do not or cannot consume alcohol), “the cup of Awakening.” We then say prayers for the purpose of dispelling whatever darkness we encountered during the week, and then inviting the Light of Oneness to “shine within us, upon us, and among us” (Jesuin 10:48). The rest of the meal, and the entire Jesuin Sabbath Day, is a time of taking respite from ordinary burdens and reflecting upon life’s joys.

The Jesuin approach to prayer is informed by the following passage in The Book of the Jesuin:

    Jesus answered, “You have heard that it was said that the elders handed down the tradition that we should stand and pray each day to God, who is called father, that his name be sanctified and blessed forever, that God’s kingdom be established so that his greatness and holiness would be made known in all the world which he created by his will, and that we ought also to pray for our daily bread, for the forgiveness of our debts of sin, and for peace.
“Yet I say to you, let us recall as a sign the words of the psalmist who said, ‘For God alone wait in silence, my soul.’
“And so when we pray, let it be in the way of opening our souls unto The One, that the blessing of the light of Oneness may shine within us, upon us, and among us, awakening us so that we and all may know The One and seek the Dominion of The One, unto Oneness in all things.
“For All is One.”

Jesuin 10:46-49

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