The following statements are the basic foundational elements of the Essene religion:
1.We believe that absolute 100% sinlessness is required for salvation.
2.We believe that anyone who is not 100% sinless will be eternally damned in conscious torment that lasts forever.
3.We believe that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are YHWH Elohim, the one divine being.
4.We believe God is the only being that experiences eternity, is all powerful, is all knowing, and is all present.
5.We believe that the Teacher of Righteousness is the Messiah/Christ.
6.We believe in the resurrection of all the dead into glorified fleshly physical bodies.
7.We believe that all angels, humans, animals, insects, plants, planets, stars, and elements are spiritual beings that have spirits, are moral agents having the ability to sin, and that they all have a place in the everlasting world to come.
8.We believe that all beings that have spirits have free will.
9.We believe that each spirit is assigned to only one body and is born into that one and only body just once, for the scope of all time.
10.We believe that all of the commandments of the Law of Moses must be kept in order for one to be saved (exceptions being made for justifiable ignorance).
11.We believe in the coexistence of an Old and New Covenant, and that all people are under an obligation to obey all of the commandments of both the Old and New Covenants.
12.We believe that the Law of Messiah is an additional Torah that was instituted by the Messiah and complements the Law of Moses, rather than replacing or abolishing it.
13.We believe that all of the Books of the Old Testament, New Testament, and Biblical Apocrypha are Scripture.
14.We believe that extreme communism (as best outlined in the Book of Acts chapters 1-4, the DSS, the Apostolic Constitutions, and ancient testimonies about the Essenes by Josephus and Philo) is the only acceptable form of government and society for a country or people group to have.
15.We believe in a constitutional monarchy, one which is founded on the laws of nature and the laws of God as its unchanging constitution.
16.We believe that all polygamous relationships (including polygyny) is adultery, and a capital crime.
17.We believe that sex for any reason other than for the express purpose of initiating procreation is a sin.
18.We believe that the Dead Sea Scrolls were written by the Essenes and represent faithfully the Essene religion.
19.We believe that all of the reports of the ancient witnesses in regards to the beliefs and teachings and history of the Essenes is true and valid and incumbent upon us to accept as such those teachings and beliefs reported by the ancient witnesses as being believed by the Essenes.
20.We believe we are to be peaceful with all people if morally possible.
21.We believe that eating meat is not a sin so long as the meat is from a clean animal and is 100% organic/healthy/safe to eat it.
22.We believe all marriages with any persons who are living in capital sin are sinful.
23.We interpret the commandments of God stricter than everyone else, especially the commandments relating to the observance of the Sabbath.
24.We condemn as groups deserving of eternal damnation the following: Paganism, Islam, Pharisaic Judaism, Orthodox Judaism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism, Protestantism, NonEssene Messianic Judaism, Nazarene Judaism, and all other Hebraic roots groups which are not Essenes (exceptions being made for justified ignorance of non Essenes).
25. We condemn the Oral Law/Torah of the Pharisees, especially that which is codified in the Talmud, as a disgusting abomination.
26.We believe that the Messiah’s birth, life, death, and resurrection serves as a sufficient atonement for any person who has repented of his sins and has forsaken sins for his entire life.
27.We believe there is only one valid repentance that is able to save one from their sins allowed for any person, and that no repentance other than one endorsed and certified by the Essenes is considered authentic or efficacious for the salvation of said believer.
28.We believe in water baptism for the forgiveness of sins is required for salvation, a baptism into the name of the Teacher of Righteousness, in the following formula (or some variation which maintains the three names): I baptize thee in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit”.
29.We believe that if anyone sins once after a valid repentance of sinlessness has been reached for that person, they are literally unable to be saved no matter how many times they repent, and no matter how perfect they live their lives, even if they are 100% perfectly sinless for the rest of their lives.
30.We believe the doctrines of original sin, sin nature, calvinism, fatalism, annihilationism, universalism, easy believism, and undeserved/unearned divine grace and divine mercy are abominable and blasphemous teachings.
31.We believe the Scriptures in their original manuscripts were 100% divinely inspired and 100% correct in what they teach and say.
32.We utilize the Solar Calendar of 364 days for the sacred days commanded of us in the Torah, the Solar Calendar as such articulated by Enoch, Jubilees, and the Dead Sea Scrolls
33.We believe that it is a moral obligation for us not to do anything unhealthy to ourselves or to others.
34.We believe that God and the Son of God alone created all created things at the beginning of time.
35.We believe in rationalism and logic as foundational pillars of truth and the one true religion, and that everything God does is necessarily limited by the laws of logic and rationality.