Family Policy Institute of Washington Statement of Faith

Family Policy Institute of Washington is an equal employment opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other factor protected by law. However, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 allows religious organizations to hire within their faith tenets.   Therefore as a Christian religious organization, and to effectively carry out our mission, all FPIW employees must be like-minded. To ensure our like-mindedness, all employees must agree to the following Statement of Faith.

We believe the Bible to be the only infallible, authoritative Word of God (II Tim 3:16)

We believe that there is only one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (I John 5:7).

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Col 2:9), in His virgin birth (Luke 1:34-35), in His sinless life (Heb 4:15), in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood (Eph 1:7), in His bodily resurrection (I Peter 1:3), in His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Acts 1:9; Heb 1:3), and in His personal return for the church, His bride (I Thess 4:16-17)

We believe that all who have been born again (John 3:5) are members of the body of Christ (I Cor 12:12; Eph 4:4)

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential (Titus 3:5)

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by who’s indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life (Gal 5:16).

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation (I Cor 15:51-53).

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (Ephesians 4:3)

We believe that every true child of God possesses eternal life and, being justified, sanctified and sealed with the Holy Spirit, is safe and secure for all eternity. However, a Christian can, through sin, lose his fellowship, joy, power, testimony, and reward, and incur the Father’s chastisement.

We believe that the local church is distinctively significant from all forms of ministry in the world and that the New Testament points to its special and unique function.[1]

 

[1] At the same time, we believe that the local church and local parachurch organizations can and should work together to fulfill the Great Commission of Christ. (Eph 5:22-27; Phil 1:1; I Thess 1:1; Matt 28:16-20)

We believe that parachurch organizations are formed to enable gifted members of the body of Christ to carry out specialized ministries to both believers and unbelievers. They are organizationally independent of local or corporate Church control, but they should humbly work in harmony with the rest of the Body.