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The WBWV Coalition agrees that the following statements provide a standard of wisdom and principles by which to assess ballot issues and candidates for public office:                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                

1.THE HOLY BIBLE
We believe in the supernatural, full and unqualified inspiration of the Holy Bible, the Word of God; that it is inerrant and its teaching and authority are absolute, supreme, and final. [i]

2. THE WORK OF CHRIST
We believe that the life, death, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ provided the perfect sacrifice for the redemption of sinners, who believe by faith alone.[ii]

3. LIFE
We believe, as stated in the Declaration of Independence, that all Persons are created equal and that they are endowed by their Creator with the unalienable Right to Life. We also believe that the Right to Life for all persons begins at conception and continues to natural death.[iii]

4. RELIGIOUS LIBERTY/FREEDOM OF CONSCIENCE
We agree religious liberty and freedom of conscience are derived from the dignity of the human person created in the image of God and must be protected by law.[iv]

5. MARRIAGE
We agree covenant marriage, only between one man and one woman is vital to the health, justice, and common welfare of the next generation and future of any nation.[v]

6. PARENTING/EDUCATION
We agree it is the fundamental right and responsibility of parents to direct the education of their children. Taxpayer public education may be developed if controlled by local districts to comply with community standards.[vi]

7. GOVERNANCE
We agree the powers of the United States government are derived from the consent of the governed; that each of us is endowed by our Creator with the unalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.[vii] We agree in the governing value of the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights, as constructed by its framers, and we honor the original intent of those various precepts.[viii]
We agree personal and corporate responsibility is necessary to protect and preserve the God-given resources in our environment, while enjoying and utilizing those resources for the benefit of society.[ix]
We agree various forms of sexual behavior, outside of traditional marriage, does not constitute or necessitate civil, political, financial, or special rights.[x]

*Samuel Adams, convinced that the destiny of our country was inseparably linked to the character of its leaders, said: “If men of wisdom and knowledge, of moderation and temperance, of patience, fortitude and perseverance, of sobriety and true republican simplicity of manners, of zeal for the honor of the Supreme Being and the welfare of the commonwealth; if men possessed of these other excellent qualities are chosen to fill the seats of government, we can expect that our affairs will rest on a solid and permanent foundation.”

[i] II Peter 1:20, 21; II Timothy 3:16, 17
[ii] Hebrews 10:5-14; John 1:29; Romans 3:25, 26; 11 Corinthians 5:14; 1 Peter 3:18
[iii] Psalm 127:3-5; Psalm 139:13-18; “The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.” Thomas Jefferson.
[iv] Psalm 33:12; Isaiah 9:6; Genesis 1:26,27
[v] Genesis 1:27; 2:24-25; Heb 13:4
[vi] Proverb 22:6; Eph 6:1
[vii] Proverbs 29:2; Exodus 18:21
[viii] Proverbs 29:18; “Our Constitution was made for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other.” John Adams
[ix] Genesis 1:28-30
[x] 1 Corinthians 6:9 -11; Romans 1:26-28; 1 Tim 1:10; Lev 20:13; Gen 1:26-28; Gen 2:24