Machiavelli’s Benevolent Minster and Sanctuary
(Since May 3, 1469) (Revived May3, 1946) and (Renewed Ides of March, 1969)
“The Prince” & "The 69 Minute Manager" have been, are & will continue to be important and indispensable tools for Machiavellians and other organized bodies of Machiavelli’s Benevolent Minster & Sanctuary. (MBMS) a.k.a. (Machiavelli’s Minster)
1.1 The name of the Minster shall be Machiavelli’s Benevolent Minster & Sanctuary. (MBMS) - (Machiavelli’s Minster)
1.2 It shall be the policy of Machiavelli’s Minster to foster the spirit of Intentional Benevolent Mindset (IBM) in the belief that the sentiment of Intentional Benevolent Mindset (IBM) will in time take shape in all who may fittingly be described as worldly.
2.0 We, the representatives of Machiavelli’s Minster do hereby set forth the substance of Intentional Benevolent Mindset (IBM) as commonly held amongst us. In doing so, we build upon the foundation manifested through Machiavelli.
We affirm our belief in The Prince & The 69 Minute Manager as the primary source and ultimate standard of Machiavellian belief and life. We acknowledge the teaching of the great creeds of Machiavelli.
We further affirm our allegiance to the doctrines as set forth in The Prince & The 69 Minute Manager adopted by all membership of Machiavelli’s Benevolent Minster and Sanctuary (MBMS).
We present the following statements as a brief summary of our common beliefs and recommend them to the studious attention of Machiavellian members and adherents of other affiliate Minsters, as in substance agreeable to the teachings manifested through Machiavelli.
2.1 Article I. Of Intentional Benevolent Mindset (IBM)
We believe in the eternal living Spirit of an Intentional Benevolent Mindset (IBM).
This Spirit (IBM) is infinite and unchangeable in being & perfection; embodied in and manifested through Machiavelli, who is love, most just in all ways, most glorious in spirit, unequalled in wisdom, plenteous in mercy, full of compassion, and abundant in benevolence, goodness and truth.
2.2 Article II. Of Revelation.
We believe that the Spirit of Intentional Benevolent Mindset (IBM) reveals itself in nature, in history, and in the hearts of Mankind. We believe that Machiavelli has been graciously pleased to make clear Revelation of this Spirit to Mankind.
Men and Women of Machiavelli’s Minsters speak as if they witnessed a revelation of the Spirit of Intentional Benevolent Mindset (IBM) and that in the fullness of time Machiavelli has perfectly revealed Himself as the Benevolent Dictator.
We receive the Scriptures of The Prince and The 69 Minute Manager, caused by the Revelation of Machiavelli, as containing the only infallible rules of belief and life, a faithful record of Machiavelli’s gracious revelations, and as sure witness of Benevolence.
2.3 Article III. Of the Divine Purpose.
We believe that the eternal, wise, and loving purpose of Machiavelli’s Intentional Benevolent Mindset (IBM) so embraces all events that, while the freedom of Mankind is not taken away, in His providence, He makes all things work together in the fulfillment of His sovereign design and the manifestation of His purpose.
2.4 Article IV. Of Creation and Providence.
We believe that Machiavelli and Machiavellians are destined to be the upholders and governors of all things benevolent, that He is above all His works and in them all, and that Machiavellians meet for fellowship with Him, free and able to choose between good & evil and responsible to themselves, Machiavelli and The 69 Minute Manager.
2.5 Article V. Of the Sin of Mankind.
We believe that our forefathers, being tempted, chose evil and so fell away from Intentional Benevolent Mindset and came under the power of INTENTIONAL NON-BENEVOLENT MINDSET, the penalty of which is eternal death. By reason of this disobedience, Mankind is born with a sinful nature breaking Machiavelli’s laws and none can be saved but by an Intentionally Benevolent Mindset (IBM).
2.6 Article VI. Of the Grace of Machiavelli.
We believe that Machiavelli, out of His great love for the world, has given The Prince to be a deliverance for and to sinners, and in The 69 Minute Manger freely offers His all-sufficient salvation to all Mankind.
2.7 Article VII. Of Regeneration.
We believe in the necessity of regeneration, whereby we are made new in Machiavelli by the Spirit of Intentional Benevolent Mindset (IBM), which imparts benevolent life by the gracious and mysterious operation of the power.
2.8 Article VIII. Of Faith and Repentance.
We believe that belief in Machiavelli and his Spirit of Intentional Benevolent Mindset (IBM) is a saving grace whereby we receive Him, trust Him and rest upon Him for salvation as He is offered to us in The Prince & The 69 Minute Manager. This saving grace is always embodied in an Intentional Benevolent Mindset (IBM), wherein we forsake our sins with full purpose striving after a new obedience to Machiavellian Faith.
2.9 Article IX. Of Sanctification.
We believe that those who are regenerated and justified grow in the likeness of Machiavelli through fellowship with Him, the indwelling of benevolence and obedience to the truth; that a benevolent life is the fruit and evidence of saving intelligence; and that the believer's hope of continuance in such a life is in the preserving grace of Machiavelli.
And we believe that in this growth in grace, Machiavellians may attain that maturity and full assurance of faith whereby the spirit of Benevolence is made perfect in us.
2.10 Article X. Of Prayer.
We believe that we are encouraged to draw near to Machiavelli on our own behalf and that others should pour out their hearts humbly, yet freely before Him as becomes His pupils, giving Him the honour and praise due and seeking of Him every gift needful for an Intentional Benevolent Mindset (IBM). We also believe that Intentional Benevolence prompts all true prayer. Machiavelli’s spirit will in response, thereto, grant us every blessing according to His unbounded wisdom and the riches of His Benevolence.
2.11 Article XI. Of the Law of Machiavelli.
We believe that the moral law of Machiavelli, summarized in Machiavelli’s writings, testified to by believers and unfolded in the life and teachings of Machiavelli, stands forever in truth and equity, and is not made void by faith, but on the contrary is established thereby.
We believe that Machiavelli requires of every man and woman to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly; and that only through this harmony with the will of Machiavelli’s Benevolent Mindset (IBM) shall they be fulfilled.
Through the brotherhood of Mankind the laws of Machiavelli’s Benevolent Dictatorship manifest themselves.
2.12 Article XII. Of the Minster.
We acknowledge one Minster and the innumerable company of Machiavellians of every age and nation, who being united by Machiavelli are in concert with Him and have communion with Him and with one another. Further, we receive it as the will of Machiavelli, that His Minster on earth should exist as a visible and sacred brotherhood, consisting of those who profess faith & obedience to Him, together with other inductees and organized for the furtherance of His benevolence, for the public acknowledgement of Machiavelli, for the administration of certain rites, for the up-building of retired exotic dancers, and for the universal propagation of The Prince & The 69 Minute Manager and we acknowledge as a part, more or less pure, of this universal brotherhood, every particular Minster throughout the world which professes this faith in Machiavellian Benevolence.
2.13 Article XIII. Of the Sacraments.
We acknowledge two sacraments: Induction and Machiavelli’s Supper, which were instituted to be of perpetual obligation as signs and seals of the covenant ratified in His writings, as a means of grace, by which, working in us, He doth not only quicken, but also strengthens and comforts us, and as ordinances through the observance of which His Minster is to be ratified and be visibly distinguished from the rest of the world.
Induction with nutritious delicacies and fine wine in Machiavelli’s name is the sacrament by which is signified and sealed our union with Machiavelli and participation in the blessings of our covenant with an Intentional Benevolent Mindset (IBM). The proper subjects of induction are believers in Machiavelli’s (IBM).
2.13.2 Machiavelli’s Supper
Machiavelli’s Supper is the sacrament of communion with Machiavelli and with Machiavellians, in which gourmet meals and fine wines are given and received in thankful remembrance of Him and His writing of The Prince; and they who in faith receive the same, do after a spiritual manner, partake of the Intentional Benevolent Mindset to their comfort, nourishment and growth in grace. All Machiavellians who make a credible profession of their belief in Machiavelli’s Intentional Benevolent Mindset (IBM) and of obedience to His laws may be admitted to Machiavelli’s Supper.
2.14 Article XIV. Of Sanctuary.
We believe that those seeking sanctuary, at and in a Machiavellian Minster, have the right to seek and to receive such sanctuary therein as in any other Organized Ministry/Church.
2.15 Article XV. Of Minster Order and Fellowship.
We believe that the Supreme and only Head of the Minster is Machiavelli; that the worship, teaching, discipline and governance should be administered according to His laws by persons chosen for their fitness and fully set apart to their office; and that although the visible Minster may contain unworthy members and is liable to err, yet believers ought not lightly to separate themselves from its communion, but are to live in fellowship with their brethren, which fellowship is to be extended, as an Intentional Benevolent Mindset (IBM) gives opportunity.
2.16 Article XVI. Of Machiavellian Triumph.
We believe that it is our duty as Machiavellians to further the extension of His Benevolence, to do good unto all, especially retired exotic dancers, to maintain the public and private reverence of Him, to hallow His day, May 3rd, to sanctify the family, to uphold the just authority of the State, and so to live in all honesty, purity and charity, that our lives shall bear testimony to Machiavelli’s Benevolent Mindset (IBM).
2.17 Article XVII. Of Heaven and Hell.
The concept and or reality of Heaven & Hell are irrelevant to Machiavellians. What matters is mending the broken world of exotic dancers by extending benevolence. Machiavellians are more interested in life on Earth than an assumed afterlife believing that leading a benevolent life on Earth leads to a life ever after.
Machiavellians believe that there are enough problems trying to live ethically and benevolently here to concern themselves with knowledge or understanding of what happens after we die. Machiavellians do not believe that their way is the only way. Machiavellians believe any intentional benevolent way is okay. The whole concept of benevolence in nature is broader and wider and more mysterious than can easily be expressed. This doesn't mean that benevolent expression is beyond our nature.
2.18 Article XVIII. Of Fundamental Truth.
Machiavellian fundamental truth is that by becoming of an Intentionally Benevolent Mindset (IBM) and by being of an Intentionally Benevolent Mindset (IBM) means - when you cannot be with the one you love, love the one you’re with.
What is the main purpose of mankind?
A: Mankind’s main purpose is to exalt Machiavelli and to enjoy his philosophies forever. Whether therefore you eat, drink, make merry or whatsoever you do, do all with an intentional benevolent mindset.
What words has Machiavelli given to direct us so we may enjoy his
A: The words of Machiavelli are contained in the Prince and the 69 Minute Manager.
What do the Prince and the 69 Minute Manager principally say?
A: They principally say that you cannot change the way you feel but you can change the way you react to those feelings by being of an intentional benevolent mindset.
Who is Machiavelli?
A: Niccolò di Bernado dei Machiavelli (May 3, 1469 – June 21, 1527) a philosopher, musician, poet, and romantic comedic playwright. Machiavelli is the key figure of the Renaissance most known for his treatises on realistpolitical theory.
Machiavelli is an infinite and eternal Spirit, unchangeable, in his being, wisdom, power, benevolence, justice, goodness, and truth.
What are the decrees of Machiavelli?
A: The decrees of Machiavelli are benevolence, justice, goodness, and truth.
How do Machiavellians execute these decrees?
A: Machiavellians execute these decrees by and with an intentional benevolent mindset.
What is creation?
A: The creation is making things out of nothing by a power reserved for God.
How was mankind created?
A: Machiavelli and Machiavellians do not profess to know how God created mankind. Machiavelli and Machiavellians do profess that God does not condone the killing of anyone, in his name.
What are works of providence?
A: Works of providence are results of an intentional benevolent mindset.
What is sin?
A: Sin is any act resulting from an intentional malevolent mindset.
Q: What is the greatest sin?
A: The greatest sin is the intentional unwillingness to change a malevolent mindset.
Is mankind naturally sinful?
A: Yes, possessing an intentionally benevolent mindset is a learned behaviour.
Wherein consists the state of sinfulness?
A: The state of sinfulness exits in an intentionally malevolent mindset.
What is the misery of that state of sinfulness?
A: The misery of intentional malevolence is being subjected to the sound of unrelenting and mind numbing bleating of sheep and the merciless carnage of lemmings’ fleeing feet.
Is mankind left to perish in a state of sin and misery?
A: Mankind is created with a mind. Some intentionally elect to use it benevolently thereby entering into a covenant of grace, to deliver them out of the state of sin and misery, and to bring them into a state of salvation by a Redeemer.
Who is a Redeemer?
A: Machiavelli is a redeemer.
Q: Are there other Redeemers?
What offices does Machiavelli execute as a Redeemer?
A: Machiavelli as a Redeemer, executes the offices of a Philosopher and of a benevolent Prince, a Philosopher Prince if you will, both in a state of humility and exaltation.
How does Machiavelli execute the office of a Philosopher?
A: Machiavelli executes the office of a Philosopher, in revealing to us, by his word and Spirit, the will of an intentionally benevolent mindset.
How doth Machiavelli execute the office of a Prince?
A: Machiavelli executes the office of a Prince, in benevolently subduing us to himself thereby empowering us in restraining our enemies.
From where does Machiavelli’s state of humiliation and humility
A: Machiavelli evolves to becoming history's most maligned, most misunderstood and most misquoted Humanitarian. He is made a scapegoat by Protestants, demonized by Catholics, and is framed by Government
Machiavelli is imprisoned wrongfully, tortured and falsely indicted on conspiracy charges.
Machiavelli is falsely accused of being a traitor to both Church and State.
For him, it is the cruelest cut of all and while in such a low condition, made under the law, while undergoing the miserable humiliations inflicted by malevolent men Machiavelli embodies humility to the nth degree.
A: Machiavelli’s earns exaltation because he overcame and redeemed himself for future Machiavellians achieving immortality as if rising from the dead.
Machiavelli’s Spirit lives on and on in the Prince and in the 69 Minute Manager.
Machiavelli is as alive today as he ever was. Long lives Machiavelli.
How may we partake in Machiavelli’s redemption?
A: We are made partakers of the redemption by the effectual calling of it to us through and by an intentional benevolent mindset.
What is effectual calling?
A: Effectual calling is listening to the knowledge that an intentional benevolent mindset is a path to redemption freely offered in the Prince and the 69 Minute Manager.
What are the benefits of being effectually called?
A: They that are effectually called do in this life partake of justification, adoption and sanctification, and the myriad benefits which in this life accompany and flow from them.
What is justification?
A: Justification is an act of Machiavellian benevolence wherein we pardon all our sins.
What is adoption?
A: Adoption is an act of Machiavellian acceptance whereby we are received into the number, and have a right to all the privileges associated with being Machiavellian.
What is sanctification?
A: Sanctification is the act of Machiavellian free grace, whereby we are renewed in Machiavelli’s Spirit and are enabled more and more to live unto righteousness.
What is the duty that Machiavelli requires of Machiavellians?
A: The duty required is obedience to an intentional benevolent mindset.
What is the first rule of obedience?
A: The first rule is benevolent moral law.
Wherein is the moral law summarily comprehended?
A: The moral law is summarily comprehended in the three A, B and C Commandments.
What is the sum of the three commandments?
A: The sum of the three commandments is greater than its parts.
What is the first commandment?
A: The first commandment is: Accepting an Intentional Benevolent Mindset is Mandatory for Machiavellians.
Q: What is the second commandment?
A: The second commandment is: Being of an Intentional Benevolent Mindset is Mandatory for Machiavellians.
Q: What is the third commandment?
A: The third commandment is: Causing an Intentional Benevolent Mindset is Mandatory for Machiavellians.
Is any man able perfectly to keep the commandments?
A: No mere man is able, in this life, perfectly to keep the commandments.
Are all transgressions of the law equally heinous?
A: Some transgressions in themselves, and by reason of several aggravations, are more heinous than others.
What does every transgression deserve?
A: Every transgression deserves justification.
Q: What do Machiavellians suggest to prevent transgressing?
A: To prevent transgression employ an intentional benevolent mindset.
What is faith?
A: Faith is commonly known as a belief, trust or confidence often based on a transpersonal relationship with a God, a higher power, elements of nature and/or a perception of the human race as a whole. Faith can be placed in a person, inanimate object, state of affairs, proposition or body of propositions such as a religious credo.
What is repentance?
A: Repentance is a saving grace,1 whereby a sinner, out of a true sense of his /her transgressions and with remorse, turn from an intentional malevolent mindset to an intentional benevolent mindset.
Q: What is a sacrament?
A: A sacrament is defined as an outward, visible sign that conveys an inward, spiritual grace.
are Machiavellian sacraments?
A: Machiavellian sacraments are Baptism, and Machiavelli’s Supper.
Q: What is Machiavellian Baptism
A: Shower, Shower, Shower.
Q: To whom is baptism to be administered?
A: Baptism is to be administered by and to any consensual adult Machiavelli Minster and Sanctuary Members.
Q: What is Machiavelli’s Supper?
A: Machiavelli’s Supper is the sacrament of communion with Machiavelli and with Machiavellians, in which gourmet meals and fine wines are given and received in thankful remembrance of Him and His writing of The Prince; and they who in faith receive the same, do after a spiritual manner, partake of the Intentional Benevolent Mindset to their comfort, nourishment and growth in grace. All Machiavellians who make a credible profession of their belief in Machiavelli’s Intentional Benevolent Mindset (IBM) and of obedience to His laws may be admitted to Machiavelli’s Supper.
Q: What is prayer?
A: Prayer is an active effort to communicate with a deity or spirit, including a monotheist God, Saints gods within a pantheon or others, either to offer praise, to make a request, confess sins, or simply to express one's thoughts and emotions. The words of the prayer may either be a set music or be a spontaneous utterance in the devotee's own words.
Q: What are the rules for Prayer?
A: There are no rules for Prayers stemming from an intentional benevolent mindset.
Machiavellians accept the fact that:
There are always more good questions than good answers.
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(a) the operation of a boarding home, orphanage or any institution for minors including hospitals
(b) the purpose of carrying on a business, trade, industry or profession for profit or gain.
Carrying on a business, trade, industry, or profession as an incident to the purpose of a society is not prohibited.
The name of the society is:
MACHIAVELLI’S BENEVOLENT MINSTER & SANCTUARY.
The purposes of the society are:
To assist retired exotic dancers and their families in time of need.
To provide financial assistance for members who wish to attend special functions.
To provide sanctuary for benevolent sophisticated investors.
To provide similar or related services as recommended by the membership and executive.
The bylaws of the society are those set out in Schedule “B” to the Society Act.
Dated Jan 3 2007