The church in question believes or behaves in the following ways:
- Jesus is the Messiah.
- Jesus is the Son of God, but he is not God, nor is equal to God in anyway. He taught us about God and his glory.
- Like Moses, God had bestowed his mighty power upon Jesus in order for Jesus to show the greatness of God to his followers.
- Jesus is the Savior, through God. Believe in God and you will be saved.
- The church looks at the Bible as a GUIDE and not as "the law of the land". This is a church that would rather go "the path less traveled" when it comes to the Bible. That might look at historical facts of Jesus including his Jewish background.
- A church that does not push Christianity on non-believers.
What churches are at least similar to this? Are there any sites that help one discuss their beliefs?
Since leaving the United Methodist Church in 2003, I've had a long spiritual journey. This journey has provided me with insight into God, Science, History, and Jesus. However, with my "new" insight, I don't know where to turn. I want to be more than spiritual. I want to find more people who believe along the lines that I believe, and most of all I want to belong (to a church).
In a nutshell, I believe that Jesus was merely a Rabbi (a teacher of God) who believed in the Jewish teachings in a different way to that of most Jews. His stories and teachings are very important and show us (especially non-Jews) how to believe in God. However, I believe that throughout the nearly 2000 years of Christian history, many people have "blurred" the truth of the Bible by politics and other ways. My wife is Jewish and I have gone to many services, which has actually served to confirm my belief in Jesus.