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Do You Need or Seek Salvation?

Updated: May 10, 2023

Many people join religious organizations to seek salvation, or to be delivered to salvation. But what does salvation mean, how do you get salvation, and where does it come from? First, we must define salvation. Salvation is the preservation or deliverance from harm, ruin, or loss. The state of being safe from destruction. In the theological context, salvation means being delivered from sin and consequences of sin.

Why do I need to be saved?

To be delivered, saved, or preserved from harm, ruin, loss or the "consequences of sin", one must look at how those things can happen. From the beginning of time, man has always suffered in one way or another, and from one place to the next. Suffering came from war, hunger, famine, sickness & disease, poverty, crime, mental and physical enslavement, fear, hate, and ignorance. Even today with the vast world resources, and wealth, humans continue to suffer unnecessarily. Some groups, particularly those in the resource rich African continent and diaspora. These are not the consequences of sin. These are the consequences of humans being out of harmony with nature and rejection of the universal virtues of man. Universal virtues exist before any set of rules or laws from any religion. Killing an innocent person was wrong before "Thou Shalt Not Kill" written in the Bible's Ten Commandments which is derived from The Book of the Dead, ancient African (now known as Egypt) collection of mortuary texts made up of spells or magic formulas, placed in tombs.

Whether good or bad, people suffer and don't even realize it. It is easy to see how one would feel, or live with, pain and anguish having to witness, or experience any of this unnecessary suffering. The victimization from suffering can last from one generation to the next.

How to get Salvation?

The Humanistic Temple of Alkebulan church is a religious institution based on teaching truth, and relevant topics.

Centered in Pan-Africanism, it focuses on spiritual awareness by separating the myth and falsehoods from religion, and truth based on science, logic, and rational thinking. The mission is to encourage or inspire humans to use the tools and abilities they have to be the best they can be, live virtuously and make the world a better place free from suffering. The members pledge to abide by, or do their best to abide by, the 20 Virtues of the Temple Code. It is believed when everyone embodies these 20 virtues, they will become the best person they can be and an example for others. The members' pledge is:

  1. Honesty - I will be honest in all communications and actions.

  2. Integrity - I will strive to be fair and just in all dealings.

  3. Loyalty - I will give or show firm and constant support or allegiance to the institution.

  4. Fairness - I will be impartial in behavior without favoritism or discrimination, and advocate for the just treatment of others.

  5. Respectful - I will respect myself and others.

  6. Humility - I will remain humble and modest.

  7. Charity - I will be generous and helpful especially toward the needy or suffering.

  8. Chastity - I will refrain from unlawful sexual intercourse, or behavior.

  9. Graciousness - I will be courteous and kind.

  10. Grateful - I will be thankful and show appreciation for kindness.

  11. Temperance - I will live my life with self-control and moderation.

  12. Patience - I will practice patience and be patient with others.

  13. Diligence - I will be steady, earnest, and give energetic effort in my work and duties.

  14. Wisdom - I will think and act using knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense and insight.

  15. Prudence - I will govern myself with discipline and the use of reason.

  16. Courage - I will exercise mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty during pain or times of adversity.

  17. Honor - I will conduct myself in a manner deserving of respect or high regard.

  18. Discipline - I will correct and regulate myself for the sake of self-improvement, exercise self-control.

  19. Perseverance - I will be persistent in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.

  20. Compassion - I will have sympathy and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of all living beings.

Even if you are of (or formerly of) the Christian, Muslim, Jewish, or other faith, everyone should achieve salvation by following the code and methods of this church. It starts with changing or improving the individual self. Inherently, if people in all aspects of society, or government abided by this Temple Code, it would bring about a sudden transformation that would begin the worldwide movement necessary to end unnecessary suffering.

Although the Humanistic Temple of Alkebulan is an Afrocentric religious institution, all are welcome regardless of race or ethnicity, gender, country of origin, or sexual orientation.

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