We acknowledge however that most of us don’t achieve these levels of complete wholeness in the way that Jesus did:
Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and people. (Luke 2:52)
But we also acknowledge that the good news of the Kingdom Jesus spoke and lived out so much demonstrates that God goes to great lengths for the sake of everyone’s complete wellbeing.
In response, we believe God’s ‘first prize’ is for everyone to know the Father, Son and Spirit to the extend that they trust the Trinity intellectually, physically, spiritually and socio-emotionally; with everything and in everything.
“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’
Similarly, where there is ‘lack’ – either in our own lives and / or the lives of our opposite others – we are called to be God’s image bearers and re-create opportunities for the kind of holistic growth that God always had in mind for everyone, everywhere.
‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’” (Matthew 22:38-39)