Daughters of Promise Statement of Faith & Values
We strive to present a consistent message to our readers; one that is rooted in Biblical truth and faithful to the values that we embrace as a conservative Anabaptist ministry. We ask that all writers be willing to support these values in the content that they share for publication.
Statement of Faith. We believe:
There is only one God who exists in the three persons: Father, Son (Jesus Christ), and Holy Spirit.
That the Bible is made up of 66 books (39 in the Old Testament, 27 in the New Testament) and is the only inspired Word of God. It is infallible and the final authority on every subject for all of mankind.
In the literal interpretation and application of Scripture to our everyday life.
That Jesus Christ was the sinless son of God, sent to live and die as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of mankind.
Every human is born with a sin nature, and that salvation comes only through repentance of sin and belief in Christ as Savior.
Salvation through faith is manifested in a changed life of the believer who is continually sanctified through the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit.
In the second coming of Christ, an eternal life with Him, bodily resurrection, and coming eternal judgement.
God calls us to radical surrender as we pursue the heavenly Kingdom. This might mean facing rejection, loneliness, poverty, or any number of discomforts, but we joyfully follow knowing that our reward is in heaven.
That God has called believers to be set apart unto Himself. This means that our priority is the heavenly Kingdom. Because of this, our lives will stand in stark contrast to secular society; our actions, dress, speech, and choices are guided by God’s laws rather than human standards or practices.
We are guided by these core values:
Experiential relationship with Jesus: our greatest purpose in life is to bring God glory through a personal relationship with Him that recognizes both God’s justice and holiness, and the grace and mercy of Christ which allows us to draw near to Him as our Father, Friend, and Savior.
Marriage as God’s design: We believe that the covenant of marriage is an earthly representation of Christ and the church, and was created by God to exist, for life, between one man and one woman. We believe that marriage is a lifetime covenant, not to be dissolved by anything but death, and that divorce and remarriage is a violation of Scriptural principle.
The gift of children/protection of life: We believe that children are a gift from the Lord, and that there is no higher calling than the responsibility of raising, teaching, and caring for them. We believe that all life is precious, beginning at conception and worthy of protecting regardless of age, mental ability, gender, or health status.
Woman’s gender role: We believe that God created men and women with equal value, but different gender qualities that beautifully represent His nature. When women embrace their feminine role as image-bearers of this unique aspect of God’s nature, they are free to thrive. We believe that a woman is called to submit to the headship of her husband, whose head is Christ. This earthly model is comparable to Christ’s relationship to the Father.
The headship veiling: We believe in the literal application of 1 Corinthians 11, which teaches women to maintain long hair and veil their head as a spiritual symbol of headship and show of honor to God and the men in their lives.
Regular fellowship with the body of Christ. We believe that love for the ecumenical church is shown and grown by regular fellowship with and submission to a local body of believers.
Simplicity of lifestyle: We ought to live as “strangers and pilgrims”, our eyes set on the heavenly kingdom rather than earthly comfort. Because of this, we value frugality, generosity, intentional living, modest dress, non-elaborate homes, and a readiness to share with those in need. We would rather live unencumbered by stuff so that we have more time to invest in Kingdom affairs.
Modesty. Beauty and femininity are a treasure, and we believe that both should be guarded – not out of shame or embarrassment – but a sense of worth assigned by our Creator. Our physical bodies should be covered modestly so as not flaunt, diminish, or cheapen their God-given beauty. Our conduct should be modest as well, reflecting a heart that is humble, submissive, and kind.
The Kingdom of God exists now. Christ brought the Kingdom of God to earth, and, though our experience is flawed, we can enjoy the abundant life He offers, transformed by grace, joy, and gratitude.
Our earthly experience is multi-dimensional. We are not only spiritual beings, but emotional, mental, and physical. To experience the abundant life, we must pursue healthy living in every part of life.