The Ethical Convictions
CHRISTIAN EMPLOYERS ALLIANCE
STATEMENT OF FAITH AND CHRISTIAN ETHICAL CONVICTIONS
Section 1. Statement of Faith
The Christian Employers Alliance, a North Dakota corporation (“Alliance”), its officers, Directors, and its Members shall subscribe to this Statement of Faith:
1.1.1. We believe the Bible is inspired, infallible, and the 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 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 every person is created in the image of God and has inherent dignity, regardless of situation, brokenness, or sin.
1.1.9. We believe a person’s work and business, when informed and motivated by Christian Values, constitutes religious exercise and worship.
Section 1.2. “Christian Values,” “Christian”
The Statement of Faith and Christian Ethical Convictions, together with such other determinations of faith and values as determined 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 “Christian.”
Section 1.3. Christian Ethical Convictions
The Alliance, its officers, Directors, and Members shall subscribe to these Christian Ethical Convictions:
1.3.1. Human life, from the moment of conception to natural death, is sacred. Human life should be honored and protected at all stages of life.
1.3.2. Abortion is the intentional taking of human life or termination of pregnancy at any time from the moment of conception through birth. Abortion is contrary to Christian Values.
1.3.3. The use of human embryonic stem cells acquired from the destruction of nascent human life and the use of fetal tissue acquired from abortion is contrary to Christian Values.
1.3.4. Suicide and assisted suicide are contrary to Christian Values.
1.3.5. Male and female are immutable realities defined by biological sex. Gender reassignment is contrary to Christian Values.
1.3.6. Marriage is a lifelong, permanent, and monogamous heterosexual union.
1.3.7. Unless a Member has exhausted all alternatives that do not create a greater transgression of Christian Values, and such Member has taken all reasonable steps to avoid all such transgressions, a Member cannot—consistent with Christian Values—provide services for, healthcare coverage of, reimbursement for, or access to:
- Abortions and abortion-inducing drugs and devices.
- Treatments derived from human embryonic stem cells acquired from the destruction of a fertilized ovum, or from fetal tissue acquired from an abortion.
- Assisted suicide.
- Gender reassignment therapies and surgery.
- Counseling affirming or encouraging any acts or behavior violating Christian Values, or
- Any medical treatments, procedures, or medication contrary to Christian Values.
1.3.8. All people have the God-given right to exercise their faith freely, without interference from the government.
1.3.9. Christians are called to exercise their faith in every area of their lives — their homes, schools, ministries, businesses, and communities.