MISSION, VISION & VALUES
We are Christians gathered from diverse backgrounds unified by the common desire to engage in conversations to promote unity in the Body of Christ. We embrace historic Christianity, reflecting the major streams of our faith: apostolic, evangelistic, and Spirit-filled. We desire to show the existence and character of God, not only with our lips but in our lives.
One race. "From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth." (Acts 17:26)
One people. "For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility." (Eph. 2:14)
One Savior. "Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved." (Acts 4:12)
The Center for Biblical Unity was established to:
be a refuge for those people who have been injured by Critical Race Theory,
equip Christians to think biblically about race, unity, and justice,
speak out against secular frameworks that lead to a false hope for unity in the Body of Christ,
pursue unity that is founded on our identity in Christ,
celebrate those aspects of all cultures that are in harmony with Scripture,
teach Christians to exegete their community and to identify needs, sinful human structures, and solutions according to God's standards of justice,
advocate for out-of-the-box ideas that will build a foundation for lasting change and lift people out of poverty and transform communities according to God's standards of justice.
Imago Dei: All humans are created in the image of God. This is the foundation for the dignity, value and worth of all humans. We believe that God's justice standards require equal treatment to members of all races. We will not exchange partiality against one racial group for partiality against another one.
Scripture: Scripture has everything needed for life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3). If we want to know how God wants us to live justly, then we need to look at God's Word first even when we are discussing racial unity and biblical justice.
Unity: The foundation for racial unity comes through God's initiative in redemption history. God has made a provision so that all humans can enter into unity with the Triune God and with their fellow image bearers through the blood of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Repentance, Forgiveness and Grace: A distinctly Christian path to racial unity must include God's tools for coping with living in a fallen world. We believe that there must be a willingness for all participants to engage in the work of repentance, forgiveness, and grace.
We stand against racism.
“Racism” is the result of the sinful human heart. Racism is an equal opportunity sin. People of Color are not exempt from it. Our teachings and trainings encourage Christians to "keep" the unity Jesus has purchased for us by expecting all participants –– not just White Christians –– to explore their race-based biases. We stand against all guilt tactics designed to shame an entire group of people based on their skin color or the sins of their ancestors. Company, university, and church policies, as well as government laws, that favor one group over another based on race only builds resentment, strife and conflict.
We do not support Black Lives Matter (BLM).
We do not believe that BLM is an organization that truly advances the dignity, value and worth of every Black life. Their stated objectives do not protect unborn Black life, Black law enforcement officers, and undermine the biblical definition of family, including the importance of Black fathers. You will not find Monique donating to BLM, posting pro-BLM memes on social media, wearing pro-BLM t-shirts, attending BLM protests, or participating in BLM rituals requiring White people to repent for their Whiteness.
We do not support Marxist ideology.
We believe that increased burdensome government and global regulations disproportionally impacts the progress of the poor. The most effective way to accelerate progress and create jobs is to enhance free markets that promote innovation and entrepreneurism.
We stand for the dignity of work.
We believe that God designed humans to work (Genesis 1–2). Work is an expression of human dignity and an aspect of what it means to be created in the image of God. Efforts to help the poor which undermine their ability to positively contribute to their community through work, or volunteerism, not only hinder their ability to provide for their physical needs, but also harms their souls.
We stand for personal initiative and responsibility.
We believe that the foundation of society is self-governance. God holds each of us accountable for our choices.
We believe that all humans should have the opportunity to improve their lives. We want to encourage opportunities for all humans to improve their lives through hard work, innovation and risk. We don’t believe People of Color need special privileges simply because of their skin color. Neither should they be at the mercy of handouts from others. But they should be given opportunities to better themselves.
We stand for quality educational opportunities for all.
We believe education is vital to help all people increase self-confidence, open unseen possibilities for personal improvement, and lay the foundation for a successful future. We advocate to eliminate barriers to a quality education for all people by encouraging solutions that promote parental control and educational "choice."
We stand for traditional marriage.
Marriage is the foundation of a strong society. Many studies have confirmed that the presence of a father in the home is a critical component to promoting economic advancement, and is a deterrent to help reduce crime. We stand against the undermining of fathers in the home and advocate for programs that encourage fatherhood and healthy in-tact families as a cornerstone for personal excellence, and community success and advancement.
We stand for impartial justice.
God created all humans in His image. As such, all humans deserve to be treated equally under the law. Equal justice should be devoid of favoritism toward the rich or the poor, applying the same rules to all. It is a fundamental human right for all humans to be able to experience fair and impartial treatment in the public sphere and in the courtroom. God’s standard of justice also involves establishing truth through the use of multiple witnesses, or independent lines of evidence, as well as truthful testimony.