CHEF of Oklahoma
WE believe that the family is the basic governmental, social and spiritual unit created by God. In it the child gradually learns self-government, social relationships, and develops a relationship to the Creator and Savior (Eph. 6:1-3; Col.3-20). The family also provides protection from over-extensive government and overstimulating social involvements.
WE understand family to mean a male and a female parent with one or more children, all related by blood (Gen. 1:26-28), though we realize the exceptions of a single parent and adopted children (James 1:27).
WE reject homosexual marriages or homosexual orientation because it is contrary to Scripture and the intentions of God in Creation (Rom. 1: 18-32), and we believe that such relationships are destructive to children and the very idea of family. As well, we reject transitory cohabitational relationships as being equally in violation of God's laws and incapable of providing the long term nurture and instruction needed by children and commanded by God (Prov. 1:8-9; 2:1 -11; Col. 3:21; Eph. 6:4). In view of this, no homosexual or merely cohabiting "parents" are eligible for membership.
WE believe that all education is religious in nature since one's view of the world and life inevitably is involved in teaching (Prov. 2:1-8; 3:1-2; 6:20-23; Matt. 28:18-20). Every discipline of knowledge, whether it be subjects such as mathematics, science, or history, will have as its final reference point a theistic or humanistic view of reality (Col I:15-20 and 2:8-15), and there is no neutral academic discipline.
Thus, WE believe that all social, physical, and cognitive knowledge should have as its beginning the fear of God and its end, the glory of God (Prov. 1:7; Rom. 11:33-36).
WE affirm these additional tenets of Christian theology,
1 -The Bible is the verbally inspired and only infallible, authoritative Word of God, inerrant in the autographs (2 Tim. 3:16, 2 Pet. 1:20-21).
2-God is one Being Who eternally exists as three Persons-Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, all of the Persons are equal in power and glory (Matt. 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14). *
3-Jesus Christ is fully God and man (Jn. 1: 1, 14) born of a virgin (Matt. 1: 18), sinless in His life (Heb. 4:15); He died vicariously on the cross as a substitution for sinful men (Heb. 9:15), He rose bodily from the grave (Jn. 20:1-9, 24-31 ; Acts 2:24); and reigns with the Father (Acts 2:33; Heb. 10: 12); He will return visibly and personally to the earth both in salvation and judgment (Acts 1:11; Heb. 9:28; Matt. 24:30).*
4-All humans are sinful by nature (Rom. 3:23; 5:12ff) and can only be forgiven by the expressions of trust in Jesus as Savior (Jn. 3:16) brought about by the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit (Titus 3:5-7).
5-We believe in the continuing ministry of the Holy Spirit by Whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life (Rom. 8:1-17).
6-We reject the anti-Christian tenets of secular humanism including the general theory of evolution, one world government, government mandated sex education, government mandated parenting courses, modern feminist ideology, and abortion.
*As defined by the Nicene and Athanasian Creeds