We believe that the example of Christ is what we should all strive for. Both in his love and generosity, as well as in his courage to face injustice, speak the truth and even fight when necessary.
We believe in the authority of traditional church institutions, as established by Jesus himself (Matthew 16:19) to lead the way and interpret scripture and God's Will for the people. Although access to God's voice is available to all, the people inside the traditional church institutions are trained professionals who spend all of their time dedicated to hearing from God. Most people are simply too distracted to hear from God in the same way as the Church Authorities.
We believe in the concept of theistic evolution, as accepted by the Catholic Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Episcopal Church (United States), and some other mainline Protestant denominations; virtually all Jewish denominations; and other religious groups that lack a literalist stance concerning some holy scriptures. Various biblical literalists have accepted or noted openness to this stance, including theologian B.B. Warfield and evangelist Billy Graham. We explicitly reject the belief of young earth creationists as backward and toxic to the future of Christianity.
We believe that true evil exists. We reject the idea of privatio boni. Evil is not merely the absence of good, but a force that deliberately seeks to destroy. Our Mission as Christians is to recognize the presence of evil on earth, and contain said evil until the Lord returns.
Despite the existence of evil, we believe that God rules over us with Christ in the one hand, and Satan in the other. Taking a larger, zoomed out view of the whole, we believe that Satan’s evil machinations, and our struggle to contain them, serve to create growth of humanity toward the image of God.
The world is changing. Fewer and fewer people are publicly declaring that they are Christians. Christians are being persecuted in a new way: Have you noticed that every group these days is "protected" and has a "safe space", except for Christians? If you say something about Islam, you are islamophobic. If you say something about Jews, you are antisemitic. But if you say something about Christians -- we are the butt of the joke.
The body of Christ is in a period of transition to these new times. We are learning to adopt new methods for these new times. Part of this is finding ways to express our faith in ways that is different from the way our parents expressed it. The books, jewelry and fashion of our parents don't resonate with us, or with the times. The Message is eternal, but the methods are generational. God put it on my heart to start this ministry. A way for Christians of this generation to easily find each other and open doors to easily share their faith with others.
Something as simple as a bracelet or a T-Shirt can serve as an amazing tool for sharing our faith with others. When someone asks about a T-Shirt we’re wearing, we have an incredible opportunity to explain what it means to us and what the purpose of it is. A simple "hey I like your T-Shirt" could turn into a life-changing experience for that person.
At the National Museum of Australia we’re hoping you can help us make and record history. We invited some special guests to join the conversation too.