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Four Spiritual Truths

  • A God of love made each of us a good part of creation, intending us to live at peace with God, our world and one another.
  • Sin destroys this harmony and yields control to the powers of darkness. Suffering, greed, violence and broken relationships result.
  • Jesus confronted the powers that fracture our world and they killed him. There, in Christ on the cross, God absorbed the pain and violence of evil. Then God raised Jesus triumphant over death and all darkness!
  • God forgives and gives us a new beginning when we confess our sin. The Spirit of God enables us to follow Jesus, pushing back the powers of darkness as he did.
  • (Adapted from Nelson Kraybill's "Four spiritual truths of a peacemaking God")

    For more detailed information about Mennonites, and what Mennonites believe, read our Confession of Faith online; see the following websites as well: www.thirdway.com; virginiaconference.org

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