Affirmation Of Ethos

Bible

  1. We affirm that Scripture is God’s infallible and inerrant revelation to man. It is thus the supreme standard and the authoritative guide by which we endeavour to accomplish the vision and mission of the Movement (2 Tim.3:16).
  2. We affirm that the nation and government are corporate entities instituted and recognised by God. It is imperative that we, as citizens of our beloved land, seek to work together to build a better tomorrow for our future generations (Exodus 19:6; Romans 13:1).
  3. We affirm that a transformed nation shall experience economic sufficiency, social peace, public justice and national righteousness. We therefore seek the opportunity to participate in the governing process to advance the well-being of the nation (Isaiah 9:3, 6, 7).
  4. We affirm the active participation of all citizenry in promoting and maintaining public security, justice and welfare. Good, responsible and accountable citizenship requires us Christians to “always speak the truth in love”, setting the example “in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity” (1 Tim. 4:12).
  5. We affirm the distinctive Christian calling to love all peoples through sacrificial caring and acts of service, always embodying the transforming grace of God (Matt. 5:16).
  6. We affirm our utmost obedience to the command of Jesus to be “peacemakers” as He says, “blessed” are the peacemakers”. We therefore endeavour to promote an atmosphere of mutual respect and acceptance among citizens of diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds through fostering peace and harmony in the country (Matt. 5:9).
  7. We affirm that ethnic diversity is the gift and plan of God in creation and we strive to be a visible model of ethnic understanding and reconciliation as well as to be an active advocate for peace making, peace building and conflict resolution (Deut. 32:8, Acts 17:6).To this end we adopt a lifestyle of reconciliation, which in practical terms is demonstrated by:
    • i. Cultivating Christian sympathy in feeling and courtesy in speech in all engagements by being slow to take offence, but always ready for reconciliation without delay and taking the initiative to cross barriers to seek reconciliation; and
    • ii. Forgiving persecutors and those who offend, engaging in long-term healing of wounds after conflict while having the courage to challenge injustice on behalf of others, and always being a beacon and bearer of hope.