Knock. Seek. Find.
We welcome all, wherever you are at in your journey of faith, or even in your unbelief or agnosticism to come seek truth together in worship and fellowship, as a community, and to not feel that you will need to pass a multiple choice doctrine test to fit in; you won’t. Furthermore, we want to stress that faith in the divine person Jesus Christ is so much more than simply getting a doctrinal list memorized, or achieving cognitive apprehension of theological “facts” which have been “extracted” from the Bible into a sort of acontextual, ahistorical list of “required” propositions which must be affirmed about God before we can fellowship together. Theology is important, but at Christus Victor you are allowed and encouraged to have faith that seeks understanding. That is, faith that has not arrived at all of the answers yet but that is actively and humbly seeking them.
We understand the Gospel to be the good news, that through the life, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus of Nazareth, the Christ, the Messiah, the Powers of Evil, Sin and Death have been defeated by God and a New Creation, that is, a new, abundant, and eternal way of being human, is available through faithfully trusting the work of God in Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit. We who have been reconciled to God in Christ are now called to be reconcilers, agents of God’s Kingdom of peace, righteousness, and love in the world. It is through faith which is alive through love that we, in enacting, receiving, and embodying that love, become like the God who is love. Love is sacrificial, and the greatest example of love is Christ’s own self-giving unto death on the cross for the sin of the world, and his resurrection and defeat of death for the life of the world. Love is sacrificial, but the paradox of the Christian life is that through the pouring out of oneself for the sake of the other, we find ourselves paradoxically built up by love rather than exhausted by it. We become more human by loving like God loves, and we become like God through love, because God is love, and himself defines what it means to live lovingly through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Christianity is not just a religion about how to “get saved” but it is also a way of life that transforms us into the image of God in Christ Jesus.
We invite you to come, to seek God, to walk with God, and to wrestle with truth in the midst of a community that is interested in truth, not just for own own sake, but for the sake of others, and for the sake of the whole world.