At Cascade, we believe the following about our best friend, Jesus:
1. Jesus Christ was the son of God, is God, was born of a virgin, was crucified on
our behalf as a punishment for the sins of mankind, was resurrected on the third day,
ascended into heaven, and is coming back soon to rule and reign for evermore.
2. The only way to eternal salvation is through personal belief that the blood of Jesus
is all-sufficient for the penalty of sin and an acceptance of him into your life as Lord
3. We believe in salvation by having the faith to believe that it is grace alone that can
save us, and that salvation is immediate and eternal upon acceptance of Jesus as a
one-time sacrifice for our sins, and not obtained through any works, sacraments,
traditions or merits of our own.
4. We believe in the Trinity: That God The Father, God The Son, and God The Holy
Spirit are three Persons present in one God.
5. (Due to Kelly's political involvement, clarification on the statement of faith is now
required, due to misrepresentation by her opponent). This statement was set here to
define who Cascade is, and who they are not. In the birthing community, there are
Christian groups who do not believe in medical assistance, such as Jehovah's
Witnesses, and therefore this statement was needed to differentiate ourselves from
any group who might not ascribe to our belief system. To be clear, Cascade does
NOT take this position and rejects the idea that no training is needed for birth
professionals, or that use of doctors is sinful.
With that in mind, we have declared that we are a Non-Denominational organization,
yet Protestant in nature. We have worked with clients from all faiths and do not
exclude families based on religion. However, we have a set core of beliefs and stay
true to those beliefs. Should someone desire a referral to a birth professional who is
from a different religion, we will do our best to find someone for them.
We believe in the eternal and unchanging Word of God, that it is accurate, and
infallible. We believe that it is complete, and do not incorporate new age thoughts or
Eastern religion into our practice and trust that scripture (as written) is sufficient for
any purpose. We are cautious in taking scripture out of context to support an idea,
and believe that God can speak to us through scripture individually, yet we do not
change the meaning of a passage and declare that it now has a new meaning (Such
as is found in the book "Supernatural Childbirth). Instead, we get to know God's
will by seeking to grow in the knowledge of Him and His Son through study of the
6. We define "Supernatural Childbirth" as any birth that brings glory to God the
Father, regardless of its outcome.
7. We strive to deepen our relationship with Jesus Christ through the childbirth
period and to be a witness and testimony to all who God places in our path.
8. We believe that childbirth is a beautiful event that expands far beyond the physical
experience, reaching into the very depths of our soul. We also believe that God
would have a very special and personal piece of wisdom for us that we would gain
from the experience of our own birth, regardless of how it turned out. We value the
presence of the father as an important source of comfort and guidance for the
mother, and enjoy seeing the Lord bind their relationship as they become parents.
Often times it is the loving eyes of the father that hold her together when things get
intense. We understand that when the father cannot be present, the mother can look
to Jesus as her comfort and strength.
9. We believe that Satan would desire to use fear and tension to make birth more
difficult, in an attempt to make our birth into a horror story. We also believe that
what Satan intended for evil, God can use for good in our lives (Genesis 50:20), so
even a very difficult birth can glorify the Lord!
10. We believe that God desires to redeem childbirth so that his children will look
first to Him for comfort, support, knowledge, and strength, and we also believe that
God can give wisdom to our care providers. We strive to see that those attending
the birth will seek Godly wisdom and not worldly wisdom so that the best outcome
can be acheived. We encourage everyone involved to make educated decisions
based on accurate information rather than making rash decisions based on fear.
11. And finally, we pray that each parent and child that the Lord places in our path
receives the saving grace of Jesus Christ and that they might come to know Him
more intimately through the birth experience!