I’m not sure the basis on which you rest these distinctives, but I don’t have to. A good basis for any expression of Christian faith.
1). Hope – Looks first for the good rather than the evil in all things.
“And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.” -Genesis 1:31
“And now abides faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” -I Corinthians 13:13
2). Equality – Of men and women, clergy and laity.
“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” -Galatians 3:28
“You also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.” -I Peter 2:5
3). Mystery – The Infinite God cannot be fully comprehended or explained by finite man.
“Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath…
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