In 2008, with the first printing of the Song of God, the author (Archie D. Wood Sr,
aka “Azrael”) began efforts to create an organization called the “True Gnostic Church”.
This organization never materialized beyond groundwork endeavors, and presently exists
only as a concept once pointed to by the author of the scriptures.
Conceptually, the True Gnostic Church (TGC) represents a gentle endeavor to unite
the family of God on Earth and facilitate the birth of a global spirituality. Wood
foresaw a collective of like-minded individuals seeking to embody and reflect the
gnosis of God, as revealed in the Song of God and through personal revelation and
experience. He spoke of a congregation of what he called “True Gnostics”, a peaceful
collective bound by duty to defend and uplift the human family and serve as benevolent
stewards of the earth. Azrael had no intentions of starting a new religion. For him,
and for True Gnostics, humanity is the religion.
With the emergence of the Song of God and the teachings of Azrael, we have the opportunity
(and obligation) to create a more relevant socio-spiritual cooperative that will
successfully embrace and preserve humanity’s highest spiritual experiences, pursuits
and potentials. The Song of God presents a new and hopeful vision of who we are and
what we could become as a species. Any organization arising from Wood’s legacy would
strive to share and give shape to this vision with intellectual honesty, grace and
[Text was revised on 12/10/21 to more accurately reflect the status of the TGC.]
• Must have the ability to make its followers better, in a moral sense, when compared
to those who are not of the religion. Adherents would thus alleviate and contribute
less to the suffering caused by moral evil (any practice or behavior causing harm,
injury, or death to others).
• Must encourage scientific inquiry, allowing humanity to reduce the amount of suffering
caused by natural evil (any natural occurrence which inflicts ruin, injury or death,
ie: earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, disease, etc.)
• Must explain what’s going on, and within its framework satisfy reason.
• Must provide the means for humankind to imitate (worship) God — which God would
represent humanity’s highest ideals and noblest visions.
• Would have as its primary goal the betterment and exaltation of humankind.
For of your life would I reveal a mystery and a wonder,
for you are the power of God upon the earth,
if it so be that you should elect yourselves to do much good;
becoming yourselves the imitators of heavenly things,
being yourselves established in the depths
of the Father and the Mother from which you come.
4th Endowment 22:44
For God is first revealed in the things you do,
and if you should act with good and kindly deeds,
to touch the children of God through words of faith and hope together,
then is the nearness of God quick revealed in you already.