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Doctrines of Joshu

  • You shall keep the Ten Commandments of Moses.
  • You shall not engage in war, nor abet war.
  • You shall eat no flesh of any animal, or fish, or bird, or fowl, or creeping thing which Jehovih created alive.
  • Thou shalt dwell in families, after the manner of the ancient Israelites, who held all things in common.
  • You shall have no king nor queen, nor bow down in worship to any, except your Creator.
  • You shall not call on the name of angels to worship them, nor to counsel with them on the affairs of earth.
  • You shall love your neighbour as yourself, and do to your fellow man as you would have him do to you.
  • You shall return good for evil, and pity to those that sin.
  • It has been said: An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth; but I say, return good for evil.
  • And if someone strikes you on one cheek, turn the other to him also.
  • You shall not practice polygamy, for you must have but one spouse.
  • As the children honour the father, so will the family be blessed with peace and plenty.
  • Remember, that all things are of Jehovih, and you are His servants, to help one another. And as much as you do these services to one another, so serve Jehovih.
  • Look only upon the virtues and wisdom in your neighbour; you shall not seek out his faults. His matters are with his Creator.
  • Do not call on the name of any god or lord in worship; but worship Jehovih only.
  • And when you pray, let it be after this manner: Jehovih, who rules in heaven and earth, hallowed be Your name, and reverent amongst men. Sufficient to me is my daily bread; and, as much as I forgive those that trespass against me, forgive me, and make me steadfast, to shun temptation, for all honour and glory are Yours, worlds without end. Amen!
  • To visit the sick and distressed, the helpless and blind, and to relieve them; to provide for the widow and orphan, and keep yourself without spot before men; these are the way of redemption.
  • You shall take no part in the governments of men, but observe the will of Jehovih, being obedient to all governments for the sake or righteousness.
  • All people are the children of One Father, who is Jehovih; and whoever chooses Him, and keeps His Commandments, is His chosen.
  • To preserve the seed of His chosen, you shall not marry but amongst the chosen.
  • Do not argue with any person for opinion’s sake, nor for any earthly thing.
  • And let your speech be for the joy of others; nor open your mouth if your words will give pain. Therefore, be considerate of your speech; teaching others by gentleness and love, to be respectful toward all peoples.
  • Preserve the sacred days of the rabbahs; and the rites and ceremonies of Emethachavah.
  • For three years, Joshu travelled amongst the Israelites, preaching, and restoring the ancient doctrines. And there were gathered in groups, of tens and twenties and fifties, more than two thousand Israelites, of the ancient Order of Moses, who became steadfast followers of the teachings of Joshu.
  • (The above passages are from Eskra 44:2-38)