Core Concepts & Values

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  1. NARLA West believes educating our young adults concerning freedom of conscience principles is the right response to the erosion of personal freedoms that are recognized by the Bill of Rights to the U.S. Constitution.
  2. U.S. History documents show that this nation was built on pluralism and separation of Church and State.
  3. Separation of Church and State requires that the government be neutral toward all peaceful religions and people of faith or no faith so that Freedom of Conscience may be exercised without coercion of any kind.
  4. This nation was founded by a majority of Christians, but the Founding Fathers rejected theocracy and dominionism.
  5. Freedom Classroom promotes freedom of conscience as an underlying truth about God and the Gospel of the Christ.  Thus freedom of conscience gives life to all of the rights recognized by the Bill of Rights to the U.S. Constitution as rights granted by God to mankind
  6. Freedom exercised within a pluralistic society recognizes and respects conscientious convictions concerning contemporary issues related to human rights and freedom of religion with all of the diverse personal beliefs, perspectives, practices and values associated with them.   And consequently freedom opposes intolerance to freedom of conscience.  .
  7. God gives Freedom of conscience to everyone in his universe. Thus, it should be talked about when studying Biblical stories and when proclaiming the Three Angels’ Messages, the Gospel’s last invitation to mankind.
  8. Freedom of Conscience is a core concept of the Gospel. God makes His offer of redemption to “whosoever believes” in Jesus. New Testament Christians never engaged in coercion to fulfill the mission of Christ. God respects conscientious convictions and so should 21st century Christians.
  9. The God of Revelation 14 offers an intimate relationship with Him based on His love for us as Creator and Redeemer.  He has nothing to do with coercion because it destroys relationship.  He has everything to do with relationships where there is freedom of conscience and freedom to choose.
  10. God is worthy of worship as our Creator and Redeemer (Revelation 14).  In these capacities God has demonstrated there is no limit to what He will do or be in order to have an intimate relationship with us.
  11. Revelation 14’s invitation to relationship is the alternative to the Beast’s coerced worship of Revelation 13. Coercion is a last desperate measure by the Beast to take down with him in defeat as many people as he can.
  12. Polarizing agendas are common devices that divide then coerce people to accept an agenda by a self proclaimed “mandate”. In general they set up one side against another without consideration or respect for conscientious convictions. Agendas are usually misrepresented by the other side with a mixture of truth and disinformation.
  13. Classrooms should be a safe place where various ideas can be discussed, examined and critiqued, so that students can learn and affirm their faith and walk with their loving Creator, Redeemer and heavenly Father.
  14. Classroom students seek to be informed about the Bill of Rights to the U.S. Constitution and contemporary issues; discuss and dialogue through insightful query or a point of information that respects the conscientious convictions of others; seek to know God personally as a loving Creator and Redeemer and invite others to know and experience God personally.
  15. It’s vital for students to learn how to dialog and relate to others who have different beliefs or who have different human rights views.  Discussing while respecting the conscientious convictions of others and being part of the solution to contemporary issues builds relationships that the Holy Spirit can use now and during coercive conditions and events that impose the Mark of the Beast.
  16. The immediate outcome of freedom of conscience principles taught in classrooms is to have its graduates become freedom of conscience advocates and educators with friends, with people in their home churches and in their communities. Students will be able to acquaint others with a different understanding of Christianity and the God they worship.
  17. What a privilege it is to advocate for freedom of conscience principles when confronted by contemporary issues that would erode them and to be prepared for the prompting of the Holy Spirit to invite people to worship the God who loves us as only our Creator and Redeemer can!!!

[Educators] use the space below to add core concepts and values applicable to your class

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