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 the Critical Social Theories,
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,
teach 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 bring lasting change to communities and lift people out of poverty, 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 ethnicities. We will not exchange partiality against one ethnic 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 biblical unity, including 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 sinful world. We believe that a key to maintaining unity among Christians must include 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 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. 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 and violate God's justice standards.
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 pre-born 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 Kendi's vision of anti-racism.
We do not promote principles of "anti-racism" that disadvantage certain ethnic groups in order to advantage others. We advocate for practices that are consistent with impartial evaluation that places a priority on character, knowledge, skills, and gifting, not ethnicity.
We do not support Marxist ideology.
We believe that increased burdensome government regulations and efforts to move us into a globalist technocratic state disproportionally impact the progress of the poor. The most effective way to accelerate an individual's progress out of poverty 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 work, innovation and risk. We don’t believe minorities 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 that God designates parents to take the lead in their child's education. We believe education is vital to help all people increase self-confidence, open up new possibilities for personal improvement, and lay the foundation for a successful future. This is why we advocate to eliminate barriers to a quality education for all people by encouraging solutions that promote parental control and educational choice (e.g., homeschool, co-ops, micro schools or Christian school), without interference from the government (e.g., ESAs, charter schools, curriculum requirements, and mandatory testing). We strongly encourage every local church to make a way for every family in their congregation to be able to have access to quality Christian education or homeschool, if desired.
While we do not believe that it is the job of a Christian child to be a missionary in a public school, we do support, pray for, encourage and resource every Christian that God calls to work in public schools. We see these brothers and sisters as missionaries.
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 protecting the life of the pre-born.
We believe every human life is sacred from the moment of fertilization (conception). God created each person’s inmost being, knitting each person together in his mother’s womb and is fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:13-14). From the moment of fertilization, every human life must be recognized, respected, and protected as having the rights of a person. The right to life is not a right granted by the state, but is inherent to the unborn human life by virtue of its creation in the image of God (Gen. 1:26-27; 9:6; Ex. 20:13). Abortion is the direct and intentional destruction of an unborn baby and is immoral. By virtue of their common humanity, a mother and her unborn baby are both sacred with an equal right to life.
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.