Jeffersonian Christianity is a non-trinitarian, liberal denomination of Christianity. We follow the teachings in Thomas Jefferson's book, The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth (also known as Jefferson's Bible). We believe that this book, like the Bible, is an interpretation of God b man, not the word of God, but closest depiction to moral and ethical system of Jesus Christ. We reject the idea of Dogma. We share the same believes as Thomas Jefferson, and try to follow the teachings of Jesus in our everyday lives.
Jeffersonian Christians generally deny the concept of organised Church and religion, as this can often lead to corruption. There are no leaders in the Church as we follow the belief that everybody is equal and follow teachings from the Jefferson's Bible. Our denomination is similar to Unitarian , Deists and Free Christians.
Below is a concise list of our general beliefs.
- the belief in one God, who is the Creator of the Universe who does not interfere with daily affairs.
- the belief that Jesus' life and morals is what all humans should aspire to be and is the perfect role model.
- the belief that all humans are the 'son of God,' and that Jesus represents the epitome, being the closest to God due to his ethical and moral system and lifestyle.
- the belief that reason, rationality and science can co-exist with God.
- the belief that organised Churches and congregations are not necessary to be a Christian and can often lead to corruption and people attempting to control others
- weekly congregations are not the way to worship God but by leading a good life (such as by helping the poor, forgiving other, loving your neighbour and not judging others.)
- the belief that human have free will and are equally capable of both good and evil
- the belief that not religion can claim without a doubt that their model or religion is the perfect or correct one.
- the belief that, religious texts were interpretations of God written by man and not the direct word of God
- the rejection of various texts in the Holy Bible, more detail of which can be seen in the Jefferson's Bible.
The Jefferson's Bible can be viewed online for free if you are interested in reading about our beliefs.