Use Inclusive Language II
An Inclusive Church
The richness of Metropolitan
Community Church is that we seek to be a
truly inclusive church. We believe that "God so loved the world", and
we try in every way consistently to reflect that believe. Gender exclusive
language, like racist language impoverished us all. If the entire
membership of our churches were male, we would still use inclusive
language for the following reasons:
1. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is inclusive. That is truly the heart of the matter.
2. Our feminine side is as divine (God-like) as our masculine side.
3. God historically,
theologically, and experientially both masculine
and feminine, and we will not be robbed of knowing the fullness of God.
4. Fencing people out
or implying that they are inferior by our words
is sinful and unchristian.
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