Biblical Code of Conduct

Faith International University & Seminary is a community of Christian believers who confess and follow Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. The community is expected to uphold the Word of God and apply biblical standards of morality and integrity in life. Students are expected, therefore, to conduct themselves in a manner in keeping with Christian decorum and testimony. This involves embracing attitudes and actions the Bible identifies as virtuous and avoiding attitudes and actions the Bible identifies as sinful. Students are required to abide by all published policies, codes, and regulations prescribed by the institution. Students also must abide by applicable local, state, and federal laws. The institution reserves the right to require disciplinary action of students whose behavior is in conflict with the Biblical Code of Conduct.

According to the Word of God, followers of Christ are expected to

  • manifest the fruit of the Spirit such as “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control” and “put on compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering, bearing with one another and forgiving one another” (Gal. 5:22‑23; Col. 3:12-14).
  • seek righteousness, mercy, and justice, and love what is good and detest what is evil (Prov. 21:3, 31:8-9; Amos 5:15; Micah 6:8; Matt. 23:23; Rom. 12:9, 16:19; Gal. 6:10).
  • uphold the God-given worth of human beings, from conception to death, as the unique image-bearers of God; and uphold chastity and the sanctity of marriage, defined biblically as the covenant union between a man and a woman (Gen. 1:27, 2:24; Ps. 139:13-16; 1 Cor. 6:18; Heb. 13:4).
  • live in Christian liberty and practice wise stewardship of mind, body, time, abilities, money, and possessions (Gal. 5:13-14; 1 Pet. 2:16-17).
  • be accountable to a local church or pastor, and live a peaceful, prayerful, and Godly life (1 Thess. 4:11, 5:17-18; Heb. 10:25; 1 Tim 2:2; Titus 2:7-8; James 5:16).
  • be humble people of integrity whose word is trustworthy, who witness for the Gospel, practice good works, and resolve inter-personal or corporate conflicts, grievances, or disputes in a biblical manner only (Ps. 15:4; Matt. 5:24, 5:33-37, 18:15-17; Acts 1:8; 1 Cor. 6:1-8; Gal. 6:10; Eph. 2:10, 4:31-32; Heb. 10:24; 1 Pet. 2:11, 3:15; Psalm 15:4; Matt. 5:33‑37).

According to the Word of God, followers of Christ are expected to abstain from

  • blasphemy, lying, stealing, dishonesty, slander, gossip, greed, vulgarity, murder, hypocrisy, covetousness, self-righteousness, arrogance, immodesty, and illegal activities (Prov. 16:18; Exod. 20:7; Matt. 16:6, 23:13-36; Acts 15:5-11; Rom. 13:1-2, 13:9; 1 Cor. 6:10; Gal. 3:26‑29; Col. 3:8-9; 1 Tim. 2:8-10; Heb. 13:5-6; James 2:1-13).
  • sinful attitudes and behaviors such as “sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and the like” (Gal. 5:19-21).
  • adultery, lust, fornication, homosexual behavior (page 124 – RCW 26.04), and all other sexual relations outside the bounds of God-sanctioned marriage (Lev. 18:22, 20:10-17; Matt. 5:27‑28; Rom. 1:21-27; 1 Cor. 6:9-10; Eph. 5:3-5; Col. 3:5; 1 Tim. 1:10).
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