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#RightTheWay Movement—Core Values

Bringing Believers Back to the Basics

  1. Human life is special. God made human beings in His image, said that life begins at conception, and instructed us not to kill each other. Jesus promised harsh treatment for those who harmed children. (Genesis 1:27, Psalm 139, Exodus 20, Luke 17:2)

  2. The family unit is designed for our benefit. God designed women to protect and care for children, and men to protect and care for both. Disrupting the family unit leaves us isolated and vulnerable. (Exodus 20:12, Psalm 188:2, Psalm 68:5, Proverbs 18:22)

  3. God created us male and female. Enough said. (Genesis 1:27)

  4. Love everyone by being kind, showing compassion, but also telling them the truth. Biblical love has boundaries; it is not a blanket stamp of approval on every lifestyle. And telling the truth in love is an act of kindness. (John 4:23, 24, John 14:15, 1 Peter 4:8, 1 Corinthians 13:6)

  5. Not all sexual acts are love. Many would like us to believe that all love is equal and it doesn't matter who you love. But it does matter. Truth without love is cruelty, but love without truth is perversion. (Romans 1:18-32, 1 Timothy 1:-8-12, 1 Corinthians 10:13)

  6. God—and not the State—defines the institution of marriage. For the last bazillion years, every civilization in every country on earth has recognized marriage as between one man and one woman. A reconfiguring of marriage is not sustainable. (Genesis 2:24, Hebrews 13:4, Matthew 19:2-9)

  7. God’s laws and commands are for our protection. The Natural Order set in place at creation is designed to protect us. When God says “no,” what He means is that this will hurt you. (John 14:15, 2 Thessalonians 3:3, 1 John 5:18, Psalm 5:11)

  8. You are not entitled to heaven because you believe you are a good person. Hell is a real possibility, and the choice is yours. Jesus is the only Way so it does matter who you believe in. (John 14:6, Matthew 10:28, John 8:24, Jeremiah 25:6)

  9. Justice is not a vaguely defined concept left to our imagination; it is an action: do the right thing, don’t oppress others, and protect the innocent. (Isaiah 1:17, Psalm 37:27-29, Micah 6:8, Proverbs 16:11)

  10. Capitalism and Free Markets are the Natural Order. Early civilizations bought and sold goods, worked to support themselves and their families, and protected personal possessions. It is unnatural to work really hard so that your wealth can be given to others who don’t. (Genesis 13:6, Proverbs 31, James 5:4)

  11. Law and order are God’s idea, not ours. He created order for our protection. As a result, chaos is the work of Satan. We are to obey authority for the purpose of keeping the peace and protecting ourselves. (1 Corinthians 14:33, Genesis 1:1, Romans 13:1-7)

  12. But . . . political power and corruption go hand-in-hand. The book of Proverbs includes many warning about the wicked, particularly those in authority. Many Godly men and women in the Bible were instructed by the Holy Spirit to disobey the government when they were hell-bent on doing evil. (Proverbs 29:2; Rahab, Daniel, the Magi, Joseph, and Peter to name a few.)

  13. We, as part of God’s family, are instructed to care for the poor—not the government. God in His infinite wisdom must have known that the government couldn’t properly hand other people’s money. (Proverbs 22:9, James 1:26-27, Proverbs 29:7, Acts 20:35, Deuteronomy 15:11)

  14. None of us are good by nature, regardless of what Luke Bryan says. It is naive for us to trust that people are always acting in our best interest. (Jeremiah 17:9-10, Genesis 6:5, Mark 7:21-23)

  15. The duty of the church is to call out evil in society. No one else is going to do it. The church has lost its moral compass, and this is reflected in society. (Ezekiel 3:17-21, Ephesians 5:11-12, Psalm 94:16, 2 Timothy 3:16-17)

  16. It’s natural to love your country where you were born. Moses, Jeremiah, Nehemiah, Ezra—not to mention Jesus—would have been considered “Christian Nationalists” in Israel. (Matthew 23:37; the Pentateuch and all of the prophets)