As a form of personal enjoyment, I have always been interested in searching for and finding out about various religions and sects, particularly unusual and little-known ones. A while ago, while searching through the Internet, I discovered the website for an organization name The Church of Servants, which teaches a religion called Servantism. It struck me as being very unique because it seemed to be a form of monotheism, unlike the Eastern-inspired or New Age pantheisms of so many new religions that are founded. However, in spite of its apparent monotheism, it didn’t seem to consider itself to be an offshoot of one of the three major Abrahamic religions. It also didn’t seem to be a form of Deism, since it follows a revealed religious text named The Book of God. Finally, Servantism is the only religion I’ve ever come across that seems to believe in a God who has never revealed himself to humanity in any form until the founding of their church in modern times. I am posting this thread to find out whether any of you agree with my assessment of Servantism. I know that this might seem to some of you to be an unusual question to post on Catholic Answers Forums. I also know that trying to answer my questions might require some degree of speculation, since there is not a lot of information on The Church of Servants’ website. However, I am not doing any kin of official research. I am posing this thread and asking these questions only to satisfy my own curiosity. Therefore, I don’t care if your answer consists mostly of speculation. I have no connection with Servantism, so please feel free to give your completely honest opinion. I chose to post my question on a Catholic forum because the essence of my questions involve contrasting Servantism with Christianity, and I believe that Catholicism, along with Eastern Orthodoxy, to be more representative of early, and therefore authentic, Christianity. Also, whereas many people who are interested in comparative religion like to find the similarities among different religions, I, on the other hand, have always enjoyed finding out what makes religions unique and different from each other. I feel that members of a conservative church, such as the Roman Catholic Church, would be more willing to discuss religious differences than would a member of a more liberal church, such as the Unitarian Universalist Church, which believes that all religions are the same and compatible with each other. In any case, this topic and these questions have been on my mind for quite some time now, and you would really be giving me great piece of mind by trying to answer them and sharing your opinions with me. With that being said, I will ask my specific questions followed by the websites for The Church of Servants.
- Do you agree with my overall assessment of Servantism, and if so, why?
- Aside from the fact that they label themselves as a non-Christian religion, what specific beliefs espoused by and statements made on their websites would cause you to consider Servantism to be a non-Christian religion.
(Even if some answers to the above question seem too obvious to be worth mentioning, I would appreciate it if you would share your opinions with me anyway.)
I am sorry for my long post, but I am genuinely grateful for all of your help, and I look forward to reading your responses.
Here are the websites for The Church of Servants: