We’re a community of Jesus-followers who, at some point or other, realized we had been lied to about God.
It probably wasn’t an intentional lie, but the reality is that when people embrace something as “true”, they tend to filter out information that disagrees with their belief and then impart that belief to those around them.
In our pursuit of God, as we studied Scripture, investigated the teachings of early Church fathers, compared notes on modern theologians, and analyzed Church history, we discovered that man’s view of God has never stopped changing. You might even say it is constantly evolving.
But that’s not what we tend to hear from the church pulpit. Our Western style of Christianity tends to come with a “do not question” sticker attached. Most Christians think of faith as being “blind belief in my interpretation of the Bible” rather than “the evidence of things unseen”.
The reality is that you’ve probably spent your entire life being fed an absolute narrative about God.
Through the many years you’ve spent being told, you may have never considered or even heard of a few startling realities.
Why are we telling you this?
Because the reality of God and life is much less defined than any of us have been taught, and the more you learn, the more you understand how little you know.
Some will bury their heads and continue to subscribe to their narratives.
But for those who truly believe Jesus is “The Truth”, we know that pursuing truth can only bring us closer to Him.
We know that God is love and God loves everyone. We know that Jesus Christ…God in person, is exactly like God the Father…and they are all good!
That’s the entire point of New Life In Christ Church. We believe it’s time to set Jesus free from the shackles of absolute narratives. Our goal is to break apart longstanding lies about God, so we can find Truth in the rubble.
We are discovering “Fake News” in what many of us have been taught in the Christian church…lies about God’s nature and character; lies about “those” people whom God “can’t” love; lies about “hell.”
In a nutshell, we’ve come to learn that anything we read or hear about God that contradicts Jesus’s unconditional love, grace, peace, acceptance, inclusion and forgiveness of ALL people ALREADY…is Fake News!”
We’re seeing every day that in fact, God is better than we thought yesterday!