Questions and Answers

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What is the difference between the Temple of His Divine Presence and the Church of His Divine
Presence?

The Temple of His Divine Presence is the headquarters for affiliated study groups and churches or associations. The Church (Congregation) of His Divine Presence is the name congregations and study groups can use for their local spiritual community.

Does the Temple have a sacred text or a Bible?
The Temple uses the book called “Teaching of His Divine Presence” also known as “Teaching of Mir Izgadda” and by other names depending on the culture where the book is published.

What is in the Teaching of His Divine Presence?
This sacred text, which is viewed as the Holy Book by Churches of His Divine Presence, contains within it guidance and teachings on many different topics, but also includes the Twelve Virtues, Ten Commandments, and prayers and practices for those who love and honor the Divine Messenger.

Is the Teaching of His Divine Presence available in other languages?
The Teaching of His Divine Presence is available in English, Portuguese, Spanish and to some extent in other languages. It is in the process of being translated by adherents of the Teaching.

Is the Teaching available in print?
The Teaching is available in a printed edition. You can also download digital versions.

How can I share the Teaching of His Divine Presence with others?
The Temple encourages the establishment of study groups where those who have shown genuine interest in the Teaching of His Divine Presence come together to read and study the text. A study group discusses how to apply the Divine Messenger’s guidance in their day to day lives. Study groups also pray together and care for one another’s needs to each one’s extent.