The Ethical Convictions
STATEMENT OF FAITH AND CHRISTIAN ETHICAL CONVICTIONS
Section 1.1. Statement of Faith. The Christian Employers Alliance, a North Dakota corporation (“Ministry”), its officers, directors, and its Members shall subscribe to this Statement of Faith:
1.1.1. We believe the Bible is the inspired and only infallible and authoritative Word of God. It is the source of all we believe concerning truth and morality.
1.1.2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
1.1.3. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal return in power and glory.
1.1.4. We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
1.1.5. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
1.1.6. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost--they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
1.1.7. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
1.1.8. We believe a person’s work and business, when informed and motivated by Christian Values, constitutes religious exercise and worship.
Section 1.2. Christian Ethical Convictions. The Ministry, its officers, directors, and Members shall subscribe to these Christian Ethical Convictions.
1.2.1. Human life, from the moment of conception, is sacred. Innocent human life should be honored and protected.
1.2.2. Abortion is the directly intended taking of human life or termination of pregnancy at any time from the moment of conception through birth, including the interval between conception and implantation. Abortion is contrary to Christian Values.
1.2.3. The use of human embryonic stem cells acquired from destruction of nascent human life or the use of fetal tissue acquired from abortion is contrary to Christian Values.
1.2.4. Suicide and assisted suicide are contrary to Christian Values.
1.2.5. Gender reassignment is contrary to Christian Values.
1.2.6. An employer cannot—consistent with Christian Values—provide services for, healthcare coverage of, reimbursement for, or access to (a) abortion, (b) abortion-inducing drugs and devices, (c) treatments derived from human embryonic stem cells acquired from destruction of a fertilized ovum, (d) treatments derived from fetal tissue acquired from an abortion, (e) assisted suicide, (f) gender reassignment services, (g) other medical treatments, procedures, or medication determined by the board to be immoral, or (h) counseling affirming or encouraging any such acts--unless such an employer has exhausted all alternatives that do not bring about a greater evil, the employer opposes the act, and the employer has taken reasonable steps to avoid giving scandal.
1.2.7. All people have the God-given right to freely exercise their faith without interference from the government.
1.2.8. Christians are called to exercise their faith in their homes, their schools, their ministries, and their businesses.
Section 1.3. “Christian Values,” “Christian”. The Statement of Faith and Christian Ethical Convictions, together with such other determinations of faith and values by the board of directors, after consultation with the Ethics Committee, are collectively referred to as “Christian Values.” One who lives his or her life according to Christian Values is considered “Christian.”
Section 1.4. Application of Christian Values. Christian Values are fundamental to the Ministry’s operations. Its actions must be consistent with Christian Values.