The first and most basic
step in the practice of Scientology is the audit.
Scientologist do not believe man is sinful. They
believe that what we would call sin, is actually the result
of the burden of guilt and repressed memories carried over
from past lives. This burden needs to be dealt with in
order to cleanse the individual of his or her negative past,
so that they will not sin or suffer from mental illness.
In the auditing process, an auditor (who is a Scientologist
who has progressed successfully through all the levels of
training) will sit with the subject and help that person to
explore areas of personal spiritual conflict within
As part of the auditing process, the subject may be hooked
up to this interesting contraption shown here to the right. This
is an "electropsychometer" or E-Meter. This unique
device was developed by L. Ron Hubbard (no surprise from a
sci-fi author). The E-Meter is said to detect changes
in the mental or emotional state of the subject during the
auditing process, thereby helping the auditor to identify
areas of spiritual distress that lie just below the
awareness level of the subject. Once these areas of
distress have been identified and dealt with, the subject
can then obtain a state of spiritual being called "CLEAR".
It is in this state that the person's inherent goodness is
Part of the spiritual path of the
scientologist is known as the "Bridge". Through a
combination of progressive training in the works of L. Ron
Hubbard, and continued auditing, a scientologist can
progress on the Bridge to spiritual levels above CLEAR.
Above Clear are the Operating Thetan (OT) Levels. The thetan
is the immortal spiritual being, the individual
himself, not his body or mind or anything else. It is not
something he has, but what he is, a fact that
becomes abundantly clear on these upper levels. The goal of
Clear is to remove from one's existence those things which
are not part of his inherent spiritual self. The goal of
Operating Thetan is to overcome the travails of existence
and regain the certainty and abilities of one's native
spiritual beingness. At this level one knows that he is
separate and apart from such material things as physical
form or the physical universe.
I said earlier that Scientologists will initially say that
each member may still continue to attend whatever church
they wish. However, it is reported that at the upper
levels of training, L.Ron Hubbard's works make it abundantly
clear that he not only disagrees with Christianity, he went
so far to call Jesus Christ a hot-tempered pedophile.
Obviously, such blasphemy must cast serious doubts on the
"enlightened" teachings of Mr. Hubbard.
The great truths of the gospel of
Jesus Christ are not found in this cult. To the
Scientologist I must say this: there is absolute truth
in this world. There is one eternal God. God is
inherently good. Man, who lives but one life on this
earth, is inherently sinful. God took on flesh in the
person of Jesus Christ to pay the sacrifice for your sins.
You can do nothing to save yourself except to accept the
gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ. Mr. Hubbard
was not enlightened, and his teachings are not enlightened.
You can still experience the joy that comes only through a
saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Click on the Romans
Road link on the main page of this website. It will
tell you how to be saved. Our prayers are with
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