It negates the love God has for us and the life Jesus demonstrated as He lived a life of revolutionary love and radical community care.
The church and the rituals we engage are but a smokescreen that aids in the prosperity of the elite if we do not couple our practices with our faith in a God who came to show us what it means to embody a revolutionary love and radical community care at the expense of those in power.
At its core, our church was defined by its will to fill the tangible gaps left by imperialist, American oppression in the lives of Black Americans and all of God’s children.
Our mission is “to provide [God’s children] with a well-ordered, spirit-filled, community oriented church committed to morality, justice, and racial equity.”
God has called us to follow the example of Jesus in rejecting the order of the state because real lives depend on it.