CPCA Biblical Ethics Policy
“And be ye kind one to another, tender hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you” (Ephesians 4:32).
“Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established” (Matthew 18:15, 16).
You are CPCA Members by choice because you have chosen to mutually serve and protect the freedom to provide quality Christian education pursuant to God’s leading and direction for your respective ministries. You recognize that all members have the common God given-purpose and mission to practice the pursuit of educating men and women in the Word of God to impact the world in accordance with their own doctrinal persuasion. You have acknowledged that the Authorized Version 1611 King James Bible shall be the standard for all truth and justice establishing ethics principles for life and practice among our CPCA Members (See Doctrinal Statement Notes).
Step 1: As a Member of the CPCA you will uphold biblical ethics in life and practice when difficulties arise between our respective institutions by applying these Scripture verses as follows:
- “Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother” (Matthew 18:15).
B.A true Christian will hear and admit their offence in the spirit of meekness and seek forgiveness and resolution which shall cause the trespassed party to gain their brother.
Step 2: If the CPCA member does not admit their offence the offended member may ask the CPCA to select a neutral party that will go with them the second time they approach the CPCA member that trespassed against them.
Step 3: The CPCA neutral party shall seek to use Biblical principles to bring the matter to a biblical resolution. The CPCA is not the church and therefore does not have church authority to resolve the matter.
Step 4: All affected CPCA Members shall follow the Biblical admonitions stated above.
Step 5: The CPCA may upon consultation with appointed neutral party in egregious situations have to suspend CPCA Member’s status until the matter is biblically resolved.
Step 6: Any CPCA Member may appeal a decision made under Step 5. to the Executive Board of the CPCA. An Executive Board member shall reuse himself or herself if his/her institution is involved in either side of the dispute. Recognizing that there may be a humanly irreconcilable situation we would have to regretfully agree that the decision of the Executive Board will be final.
NOTE: The CPCA Biblical ethics policy shall not be construed in any way to mandate that CPCA Member institutions will be required to accept academic credits from each other. The CPCA will always support the sovereign right of each institution to determine credits they will or will not accept for transfer.