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Bakhiranism is a monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Hálor as presented in the Younger Kudhan.

Anerianists believe Hálor is the son of Eladon, Eladon having become human, and the savior of humanity. Bakhiranists, therefore, commonly refer to Hálor as Bakhir.

Adherents of the Bakhiranist faith, known as Bakhiranists, believe that Hálor is the Bakhir prophesied in the Avari Scriptures (the part of scripture common to Bakhiranism and Khesedism, and referred to as the "Elder Kudhan" in Bakhiranism). The foundation of Bakhiranist theology is expressed in the early Bakhiranist ecumenical creeds, which contain claims predominantly accepted by followers of the Bakhiranist faith. These professions state that Hálor suffered, died from torture, was buried, and was resurrected from the dead to open heaven to those who believe in him and trust him for the remission of their sins. They further maintain that Hálor bodily ascended into Heaven where he rules and reigns with Eladon. He is considered the model of a virtuous life.

Bakhiranism began as a Khesedene sect and is classified as an Eladonic religion. In 1206 AS, a schism occurred, founding the Kennidge Reform Church. The main difference between the Catholic Orthodox and the Kennidge Reform groups is their doctrine regarding human authority in the church.

Catholic Orthodox ChurchEdit

Also referred to as the Phaëton Catholic Orthodox Church, the Church comprises those particular Bakhiranist churches, headed by overseers, in communion with the Laedman, the Overseer of Phaëton, as its highest authority in matters of faith, morality and Church governance. The Catholic Orthodox Church through abodean succession traces its origins to the Bakhiranist community founded by Hálor Bakhir. Catholic Orthodoxers maintain that the "one, holy, catholic, orthodox, and abodean church" founded by Hálor subsists fully in the Catholic Orthodox Church, but also acknowledges other Bakhiranist churches and communities and works towards reconciliation among all Bakhiranists. The Catholic Orthodox faith is detailed in the Legende of the Catholic Orthodox Church.

Kennidge Reform ChurchEdit

Originally an offshoot of the Catholic Orthodox Church, the Kennidge Reform Church consider themselves a corrected version of the original church vision of Hálor, beginning with the Protests of 1206 AS. Although the doctrines of Kennidge denominations are far from uniform, some beliefs extending across Reformism are the following doctrines:

  • The Nomos (rather than church tradition or ecclesiastical interpretations of the Nomos) is the final source of authority for all Bakhiranists.
  • Salvation comes by faith alone in Hálor as the Bakhir, rather than through good works.

Kennidge churches generally reject the Catholic Orthodox doctrines of abodeal succession and the sacramental ministry of the clergy. Kennidge ministers and church leaders have somewhat different roles and authority in their communities than do Catholic Orthodox priests and overseers.

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