“Why did you choose the name Remedy Church?”
Good question. To us, the name Remedy communicates something about the message we carry. In Luke 5.31-32 Jesus says, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.”
There is a disease that taints everything and everyone. On both the personal and societal levels we believe the root problem is sin—not just something we do, but something that is within us. A vast array of political, educational, economic, medical, and religious solutions have been proposed to combat the effects of the sin disease, but ultimately they are all found lacking.
Most people think there is something about us or about the world that can be fixed if we just work hard enough at it or band together in unity and peace. But according to the Bible, we are the problem. Since we are the problem, we cannot fix the problem. But someone can.
We believe that Jesus and his gospel are the only true and permanent remedy for the the problems caused by our sin. Following Jesus doesn’t erase all of life’s problems, but Jesus gives his people freedom from the eternal consequences of sin (hell) and from the enslaving power of sin over our lives. Through the gospel God forgives sinners and restores us to our original state of joy and peace through fellowship with himself. He lives in us through the Holy Spirit, changing us into his likeness and using us to extend his healing in the world.