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Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants Also sometimes referred to as secular,
modern, or humanistic. This is an umbrella term for Protestant denominations, or churches within denominations, that view
the Bible as the witness of God rather than the word of God, to be interpreted in its historical context through critical
analysis. Examples include some churches within Anglican/Episcopalian, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Unitarian, United
Church of Christ. There are more than 2,000 Protestant denominations offering a wide range of beliefs from extremely liberal
to mainline to ultra conservative and those that include characteristics on both ends.
Belief in Deity: Trinity of the Father (God), the Son (Christ), and the Holy Spirit that comprises one God Almighty. Many
believe God is incorporeal.
Incarnations: Beliefs vary from the literal to the symbolic belief in Jesus Christ as God's incarnation. Some believe
we are all sons and daughters of God and that Christ was exemplary, but not God.
Origin of universe and life: The Bible's account is symbolic. God created and controls the processes that account for
the universe and life (e.g. evolution), as continually revealed by modern science.
After death: Goodness will somehow be rewarded and evil punished after death, but what is most important is how you show
your faith and conduct your life on earth.
Why evil? Most do not believe that humanity inherited original sin from Adam and Eve or that Satan actually exists. Most
believe that God is good and made people inherently good, but also with free will and imperfect nature which leads some to
Salvation: Various beliefs: Some believe all will go to heaven as God is loving and forgiving. Others believe salvation
lies in doing good works and no harm to others, regardless of faith. Some believe baptism is important. Some believe the concept
of salvation after death is symbolic, or nonexistent.
Undeserving Suffering: Most Liberal Christians do not believe that Satan causes suffering. Some believe suffering is part
of God's plan, will, or design even if we don't immediately understand it. Some don't believe in any spiritual reasons for
suffering, and most take a humanistic approach to helping those in need.
Contemporary Issues: Most churches teach that abortion is morally wrong, but many ultimately support a woman's right to
choose, usually accompanied by policies to provide counseling on alternatives. Many are accepting of homosexuality and gay
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I am studying to become a preacher, eventually this can track into becoming ordained priest within Episcopal
diocese. This is accomodated in what is called a Circle of Ministry setting with others also studying to become
preachers or towards ordination. Part of my study requires that I write and present sermons at our church on periodic
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