Absolute values, in our spiritual life, are absolute because they arose out of the fundamental principles which God instated: universal love, universal compassion, universal truth, universal justice, and the fundamental principles upon which all beauty and harmony rest. The dissemination and communication of absolute values on Earth, however, does NOT give any single human being or organization the right to claim absolute power over anyone, especially as the distinction — and frequent discrepancy — between God’s absolute principles and man-made dogmas is so often poorly understood. Not only does knowledge of absolute principles confer a special responsibility upon those blessed to understand them, but when one sees any individual or religious institution claiming to hold dominion over its followers — to the detriment of one’s God-given free will — it becomes obvious that such a situation will not survive into the future — especially as in such an egregiously abusive situation, the teachings of the person or institution attempting to control the life of a follower are either false or — at best — severely distorted. When any leader forgets his or her obligation to lead with love, compassion, respect, honesty and fair justice, then that leader has forfeited the right to claim to represent any form of truth. Everyone, no matter how humble or exalted one’s station in life, has the right — and even the obligation — to follow one’s conscience, as the conscience is our primary link to God, the channel through which our guardian spirits speak to us during every incarnation on Earth; no individual or institution can equal or surpass this. But as each of us possesses an innermost place in which the Light reigns supreme, whether or not one may be aware of it, God’s patient and benevolent leadership will ultimately prevail. God’s truth, whether or not it be in line with Earthly traditions, always takes precedence -- no matter how much time may pass before the majority of human beings begin to accept it.
Reverend Roger Davidson