FOR THE UNDERCHURCHED OVERCHURCHED AND DONE WITH CHURCH
 
 
 

• WE BELIEVE THAT JESUS DID NOT COME TO CONDEMN, JUDGE, OR BE SERVED BY THE WORLD BUT TO SERVE, LOVE AND LIBERATE MANKIND FROM THE DISEASE OF SIN.

• WE BELIEVE THAT GOD IS NOT ANGRY AT THE SINNER BUT FULL OF LOVE AND GRACE PURSUING MANKIND WITH A RADICAL MESSAGE OF KINDNESS, WHICH HE DISPLAYED THROUGH THE CHARACTER OF HIS SON JESUS CHRIST.   

• WE BELIEVE THAT THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS NOT SOMEWHERE YOU GO WHEN YOU DIE BUT IS SOMETHING WE HAVE ACCESS TO NOW, IN LIFE. THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS A REAL AND TANGIBLE FORCE, TRANSFORMING OUR WORLD  WITH FREEDOM, PEACE AND JOY. 

• WE BELIEVE THAT JESUS HAS GIVEN US POWER THROUGH THE BAPTISM OF HIS SPIRIT TO FREE PEOPLE FROM ADDICTIONS, FEAR, ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, SICKNESS, POVERTY AND UNBELIEF. WE BELIEVE THAT ALL OF THE GIFTS ARE ACTIVE AND ALIVE IN THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST. WE HOLD THAT THE BAPTISM OF JESUS IS THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AND IS THE BAPTISM THAT PAUL TEACHES AND IS HELD IN THE NICENE CREED "ONE LORD, ONE FATHER, ONE BAPTISM".

WE BELIEVE

• WE BELIEVE THAT JESUS DID NOT COME TO CONDEMN, JUDGE, OR BE SERVED BY THE WORLD BUT TO SERVE, LOVE AND LIBERATE MANKIND FROM THE DISEASE OF SIN.

• WE BELIEVE THAT GOD IS NOT ANGRY AT THE SINNER BUT FULL OF LOVE AND GRACE PURSUING MANKIND WITH A RADICAL MESSAGE OF KINDNESS, WHICH HE DISPLAYED THROUGH THE CHARACTER OF HIS SON JESUS CHRIST.   

• WE BELIEVE THAT THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS NOT SOMEWHERE YOU GO WHEN YOU DIE BUT IS SOMETHING WE HAVE ACCESS TO NOW, IN LIFE. THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS A REAL AND TANGIBLE FORCE, TRANSFORMING OUR WORLD  WITH FREEDOM, PEACE AND JOY. 

• WE BELIEVE THAT JESUS HAS GIVEN US POWER THROUGH THE BAPTISM OF HIS SPIRIT TO FREE PEOPLE FROM ADDICTIONS, FEAR, ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, SICKNESS, POVERTY AND UNBELIEF. WE BELIEVE THAT ALL OF THE GIFTS ARE ACTIVE AND ALIVE IN THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST. WE HOLD THAT THE BAPTISM OF JESUS IS THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AND IS THE BAPTISM THAT PAUL TEACHES AND IS HELD IN THE NICENE CREED "ONE LORD, ONE FATHER, ONE BAPTISM".

• WE BELIEVE THAT GOD OPPOSES RELIGION AND EMBRACES RELATIONSHIP. RELIGION IS A MAN MADE COUNTERFEIT OF THE REAL RIGHTEOUSNESS THAT REMOVES THE BEAUTY THAT CAN BE FOUND IN RELATIONSHIP WITH OUR FATHER. HE EXTENDS HIS LOVE AND GRACE NO MATTER THE CIRCUMSTANCE. HE IS ALWAYS FOR US, EMPOWERING US, HEALING US AND CHANGING US THROUGH HIS SPIRIT. 

• WE DO NOT BELIEVE IN HELL. WE DO NOT BELIEVE OUR LOVING GOD WOULD TORMENT ANYONE FOR ETERNITY. THE GOSPEL OF JESUS HAS BEEN MISINTERPRETED THROUGH THE EYES OF FEAR, HATE, ANGER AND MANKIND'S DESIRE FOR VENGEANCE. WE BELIEVE THAT ACCORDING TO SCRIPTURE SUCH TEACHING OF HELL IS OUTSIDE THE CONTEXT OF THE HISTORICAL TEACHING OF THE EARLY CHURCH IN THE EASTERN ORTHODOX TRADITION OF POLYCARP, ORIGEN, GREGORY OF NYSSA, AND THE ECUMENICAL COUNCIL OF NICAEA. THE TEACHING OF INFERNALISM OR ETERNAL CONSCIENCE TORMENT HAS ITS ROOTS IN PAGANISM AND PLATONIC PHILOSOPHY OF THE IMMORTALITY OF THE SOUL WHICH LIES IN CONTRAST TO THE PAULINE TEACHING OF THE MORTALITY OF THE SOUL.

 

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