What We Believe Statement
GOD IS LOVE AND LOVE IS FOR EVERYONE
It is impossible to love each other without a sense of mutual (equal) worth and respect for each other.
Love worketh no ill to a neighbor: Therefore love is fulfilling of the law.
1st JOHN 4:20
It is impossible to love God, whom we’ve never seen and hate our brothers and sisters who we see every day.
God is neither male nor female, God is spirit and spirit has no gender.
LIBERATION THEOLOGY FOR ALL, A THEOLOGY THAT FREES THE OPPRESSED:
Is not a male dominated hierarchy
Is not oppressive to women
Is not just European in scope
Must relate to People of Color and their various cultures around the world
Is not oppressive to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Heterosexual and Transgender people
Allows us to think and discern through human reason and experience
Is not oppressive to Native Americans or their spirituality, nor any other oppressive use of scripture
We believe in the teachings of Jesus but we DO NOT dismiss all other faiths and beliefs as wrong or second to our way of believing.
GOD IS GREATER THAN ANY RELIGION, DENOMINATION OR SCHOOL OF THOUGHT
God is spirit, alive and at work in the Muslim Mosque, the Jewish Synagogue, the Christian Church, and the Tribal Ritual. God is everywhere present.
We believe the Bible and all great spiritual writings or guides must be read taking into consideration the time of the writing, the traditions practiced at that time and the fact that we have the right to question and examine all interpretation.
A PERSON’S BELIEF SYSTEM:
MUST be supportive of HEALTHY SELF ACCEPTANCE
MUST support SPIRITUAL GROWTH
MUST encourage PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL, and MENTAL HEALTH
Enlightenment And Revelation Are Continuous And Did Not Stop With The Bible Writers.