This began as a post-comment-reply to a caring comment, quoted below, that quickly developed into a full-fledged post.

Hello Tom,
My husband and I have been looking over your website. We just thought we would pop in and say "Howdy" So how is it going?
Any prayer requests?
Bye the bye I was wondering if you would clarify RLCC's position on the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Feel free to use scripture
Thanks alot,
Loving You
Saijah & Quazi

Thank you for visiting and for spending some time on the site to look around. Thank you also for taking the additional time to leave a loving comment inquiring after us, showing a desire to pray for others, and wanting clarification about our position on the Gospel.

The clearest statement we know of is the New Commandment. "A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another." John 13:34. For us, it summates the good news. To love as Jesus is the right path. It leads to salvation. He showed forever the kind and degree of love necessary to rise up and lift up.

We know from the Gospels that Jesus exposed hypocrisy as damaging to that real love. Consistency into the infinitude of God is the right path. We must perceive and understand within the fullest context of our ability and grow in that.

Making plain distinctions between the RLCC and other entities helps to separate out occlusions and to gather together (conflate) those who love the Holy Spirit of truth. What distinguishes the RLC Church is the movement to doing no harm and to doing good. Jesus called for us to do both of those things. We are to be harmless while we are to feed his lambs and sheep (those who hear his voice) even while returning good for evil. "Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves." Matthew 10:16. "So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs." John 21:15. Of course, this means both physically and spiritually. "But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you." Matthew 5:44.

This is where we part company with what we've termed the false spectrum that has permeated nearly all the institutions calling themselves Christian churches. We find for instance that homosexuality is obviously harmful while we also find that greed and violence {broadly: coercion, threats, war, punishment, torture, abuse (including also psychological and sexual), and the like} are likewise harmful. All three come out of the same spirit of the knowledge of evil (selfishness) that arose to tempt others, has spread ever since, and must be overcome.

Consequently, we fit neither the current, twisted usage of conservative nor liberal but rather the meaning of those terms as Isaiah (Isaiah 32:5) and Jesus (for example: Luke 22:25-26) gave us to discern.

The good news (the Gospel) is that if we will act accordingly and persevere, we will have life (real life) in the highest. The good news is also that 1) giving and sharing all with all 2) peace (total pacifism) and 3) sexual harmlessness (physically, psychologically, and spiritually disease-free) also work here and now! One need only do a little research on monasticism, communes (Hutterites and kibbutzim), cooperatives, intentional living, employee ownership, and other such topics to readily see that uncoerced-and-loving communism not only works but works best and is well within human nature. All statements to the contrary come out from false-heartedness, which is antichrist. This understanding and desire starts not with seeking reward for self but rather seeing an end to harm out of a growing sense of mercy, compassion, and empathy. We feel the emotions that Jesus experienced, and we are ashamed and full of regret for our having fallen to temptation (even as a consequence of abuse that hardens the heart if not overcome) and for the consequent harm we've done, knowingly and in ignorance. We repent and want to atone first and foremost and entirely for righteousness' sake. It becomes its own reward. No matter how dark it gets on account of the manifestation of hearts willfully rejecting the correctness of Jesus's words and exemplary life, goodness will follow for those who believe in his name. God saves the anointed ones. God will deliver the elect out of the hands of evil and into eternal righteousness.

Something else that distinguishes us is that we see the current system of charity helping in the immediate short-term, which is important, but geared (by design of the rich), to perpetuate the class structure, which structure is diametrically opposed to Jesus's message of the leader being the servant and everyone being that servant/leader. We want to divert the flow of peoples' efforts from that system into what peacefully will displace that class structure. This is why we envision the Christian Commons where Christians may live, work, and farm, etc., to care for each other, feed the lambs and sheep without price, and generally magnify the light of truth that such is the right lifestyle conducive to everything Jesus manifested.

As you may readily see, people have yet to make that leap of faith that really isn't a leap of faith but rather certain (absolute) knowledge that doing this is the right thing. We ask people to soften their hearts to support this movement of the Holy Spirit by praying in secret (while also shining the light) for everyone and by communicating; planning; executing; following up; donating (tithing or better if that be possible, as we say, but only as the Spirit directs and in the full knowledge that we don't live by mammon or by mundane bread alone); and by all the other things that will bring the Christian Commons to fruition.

The following should help anyone find more information and ways to help:

We want to be able to continue this effort fulltime. It has taken literally everything we had to get this far. We cannot continue to work fulltime on building this movement without the generosity of kindred spirits.

This of course, will require suffering the slings and arrows of those sent by those hell bent to lord it over the whole world, with or without us in it. It isn't for the faint at heart, as you may be able to see from some of the other comments on the site. (They may turn yet. It isn't for us to judge or condemn anyone, just sound the alarm.) We must gird up our loins, to use the Old Testament expression. We must make bold in humility, as Jesus, Peter, John, and others did in their turn, before the Sadducees and Pharisees of our generation.

Saijah and Quazi, thank you for the opportunity to express these things to you and to other visitors who each will care to take the time to grasp the message with all of his or her heart, mind, soul, and strength leading to becoming one heart, mind, and soul with God.

May God bless you and your house.

Thank you again for brightening the website.

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    Employment: 2008 - present, website developer and writer. 2015 - present, insurance broker. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration. Volunteerism: 2007 - present, president of the Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project.
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