WHAT WE BELIEVE STATEMENT​

Created by Archbishop Carl Bean

Founder of the Unity Fellowship Church Movement (UFCM)

  • 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. Romans 13:10 teaches us that “Love worketh no ill to a neighbor: therefore love is fulfilling the law.” 1 John 4:20 tells us “It is impossible to love God, whom we’ve never seen and hate our brothers and sisters whom we see every day. 

 

  • God is neither male nor female, God is spirit and spirit has no gender.

 

  • Liberation theology is a theology that frees the oppressed and therefore:

 

  • 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 the scripture.

 

  • We believe 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 interpretations.

 

  • A person’s belief system must be supportive of healthy self-acceptance; must support spiritual growth; must encourage physical, psychic, and mental health.

 

  • Enlightenment and revelation are continuous and did not stop with the Bible writers. And that is what we believe.