what we believe
America was founded by men and women of devout faith.
We believe that the United States of America was established and founded by men and women of faith who believed in the sovereign God of the Bible. By looking at the passengers list at Plymouth Rock, it is evident these were entire families coming to the New World for religious liberty and expression.
America is a nation of religious freedom and liberty.
We believe that America’s founders carefully and intentionally crafted the nation’s early documents to help ensure that freedom of religion and freedom of speech would be forever guaranteed to its citizens. Furthermore, we believe the wall of Separation between Church and state is a vital component to a healthy, free society. This wall, however, does not prevent religious influence on society, but encourages it. We reject the Separation Doctrine as it is currently interpreted today.
People of faith should exercise influence on culture.
We believe that men and women of faith have a responsibility to carry out the Bible’s command to be “salt and light” in the world. We believe that being “salt and light” includes speaking the truth about realities in today’s society that are anti-Christian, that undermine the foundations of our nation, and that are destructive to individuals, to children (including the unborn), and to families.
Government should promote good and restrain evil.
The Bible teaches that governments have been set up by God to maintain the rule of law, restrain evil, and promote that which is good. This responsibility is affirmed in the United States Constitution. Some say the law should not be used to enforce morality, but everyone has a moral standard upon which their view of law and justice are based. Even secularists believe that their ideological assumptions should be the basis of our law and policy. Living under a democratic government, we all have the freedom to speak out for what we believe to be right and to do so out of love for our neighbor.
Our fidelity is to God and country, not a political party.
Political parties have only mass-produced anger, resentment, and deceit in American society. We are not an extension of the Republican or Democratic parties - our allegiance is to God and country in that order. We do align with Russel Kirk's conservatism, which believes in traditional life, divine intent, civilized society, and the understanding that society must change (but slowly).
We reject any theocratic doctrine or movement.
While we promote Christian influence in governance, we vehemently reject any dominion theology or theocratic movement in America. Coercion is not the heart of the Church, the faith, or the personhood of Jesus Christ. Any attempt to force beliefs upon people is antithetical to Christ. However, it is important to note that promoting policy and legislation that aligns with your religious convictions is NOT forcing religion on people. For example, voting for legislation that criminalizes murder (based on the moral belief that murder is wrong) does not establish a religion or force religion on people.