FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
What about the Bible?
Unity and other New Thought folks tend to have a wide range of response and reaction to the Bible! Some of us look to it as a source of wisdom and guidance, others want nothing to do with it. Unity has historically and traditionally considered the Bible to be its basic textbook, but don't worry if you've never really bonded with it! We look at the Bible metaphysically, not literally. What that means is that we do not teach that the Bible is the “word of God” and that it is supposed to rule our lives. We do teach that, appropriately interpreted, the Bible is a sacred text containing a great deal of wisdom. Unity co-founders Charles and Myrtle Fillmore taught that the Bible stories and characters represent states of consciousness within each of us, and that studying the wisdom of the Bible can be very helpful to us as we travel along the spiritual path.
If you’re interested in exploring the Bible metaphysically, you will find a huge amount of information and teaching around the Bible through “Interpret This” , a Bible blog by Unity minister, Rev. Ed Townley, as well as his Unity Online radio program, “The Bible Alive” .