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Is there a church that doesn’t ask you to believe the unbelievable? (continued)
We are a community of seekers whose beliefs and understandings are constantly evolving. We think it’s more important to live the questions together than to have once-and-for-all answers.
We see no contradiction, for example, between science and religion. We don’t believe the world was literally created in six days. We do believe that evolution is a primary mechanism by which divine creative power is expressed. It is misguided to treat the Bible like a science textbook.
Jesus never said that we had to believe a certain set of propositions in order to be a part of God’s realm or kin-dom. Rather he invited and challenged people into a new way of seeing and a new way of living in harmony with God. It was a spiritual path, not a set of correct beliefs.
Are there some beliefs that are central to us?
Well, yes. We are a Christian church so the one thing we have in common is a belief that the great spiritual teacher we know as Jesus, embodied in some mysterious way the nature of the divine presence. He was particularly intimate with God. So Jesus is central, though we may understand him differently, and our goal is to understand his teachings and to follow him.
So if you’re looking for a community where you can ask any question; where you can bring your doubts as well as your beliefs, and where you can explore all those things with others without judgement, maybe Winfield United is for you...