Mission & Vison

Our Mission is to help build a New Zion for all people through a movement of the gospel that brings personal conversion, community formation and social justice. We believe that Jesus Christ is the spirit of God and the most accurate word and image of God.

Colossians 1:15
The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.

Hebrews 1:3
The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His nature, upholding all things by His powerful word. After He had provided purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.

John 14:9 
(Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?)

Zion Church of Christ and the ethics of war

 

                                                                                              HISTORY
The early church (the first 300 years) was strongly pacifist. Origen said that Christians “do not go forth as soldiers”. Tertullian wrote “only without the sword can the Christian wage war: for the Lord has abolished the sword.” Clement of Alexandria wrote “…he who holds the sword must cast it away and that if one of the faithful becomes a soldier he must be rejected by the Church, for he has scorned God.”

This changed rapidly in the time of Constantine – the Council of Arles in 314 said that to forbid “the state the right to go to war was to condemn it to extinction”, and shortly after that Christian philosophers began to formulate the doctrine of the Just War.

For many centuries Christians believed that it was right and proper to use violence (and thus war) to spread the faith and deal with its opponents. They did not regard violence as an inherently bad thing: whether it was bad or not depended on what it was being used for.

This thinking is covered under holy wars – the main examples of which, for Christians, are the Crusades.

From Constantine onwards Christian writers and preachers have used warlike and soldierly metaphors in their writing about the faith.

The idea that violence is not inherently bad can also be seen in some versions of the Just War doctrine – violence (war) can be a vital tool in restoring justice and peace.

Restoration of God's Kingdom

Everywhere on our precious planet, easy access to weapons and ammunition has led to human suffering, political repression, crime and terror among civilians.

Jesus said the kingdom was like a treasure hidden in a field (Matt 13:44) —it’s so valuable it’s worth selling everything to purchase. He said to seek the kingdom of God and his righteousness above what we eat or wear

We will like to provide a panoramic and nuanced view of the kingdom, and as result provide a cohesive proleptic ethic to aid navigating our complex world while remaining true to Jesus, the king of the of the new Zion.

Everywhere on our precious planet, easy access to weapons and ammunition has led to human suffering, political repression, crime and terror among civilians.
Our Church do not believe in any form of War or Vengeance, Jehovah is a God peace, misunderstood by what we read but perfected by what we see. We have seen the perfect of image of God in Jesus Christ.
Jesus said the kingdom was like a treasure hidden in a field—it’s so valuable it’s worth selling everything to purchase. He said to seek the kingdom of God and his righteousness above what we eat or wear
We will like to provide a panoramic and nuanced view of the kingdom, and as result provide a cohesive proleptic ethic to aid navigating our complex world while remaining true to Jesus, the king of the of the new Zion.
– a vision of a preferred future; then seeks creative opportunities to actualize the vision. Grounded in God’s eschatological promise of transformation and new creation, projecting a vision of a just, sustainable, and healthy society, (The New Zion).

 

Actualization of God's Vision.

Our mission is to create a new healthy society according to the will of God, a new Kingdom where no one will be subjected to any unnecessary pressure as to be used by anyone. We believed that some of us read the Bible but either we understand what we read or not depends on how this affects our daily life. But we see that today people go to the house of the Lord hungry and come back expecting the manner to fall from heaven. People worship their Pastors (Men of God) than God himself.

Men of God uses the gullible members as a pet, most of them become actors and Actresses and the alter of God today is no longer respected. But here comes the New Zion where no one will be disrespected or respected more than the others.
But by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your want: that there may be equality.
Do not pay Tithe to enrich your Pastor but to enrich the house of the Lord, which actually means to enrich yourself. (2 Cor. 8 : 13-15)