Article XX. The Family

We believe

  1. marriage was ordained by God as one male and one female becoming one flesh. We believe it was God’s design that a man and woman enter the marriage union for life. (Gen. 2:18-25; Matthew 19:3-9; Romans 7:2; Ephesians 5:22-32)
  2. God has provided for intimate sexual relations between a man and a woman within the covenant of marriage. Sexual relations outside the bonds of marriage, including but not limited to; homosexuality, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, adultery, fornication, and pedophilia are a sin. (Genesis 2:24; 19:5, 12-13; Leviticus 18:1-30; Romans 1:18-32; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10; 7:3-5; Hebrews 13:4; Ephesians 5:3-5)
  3. acts that defile God’s human creation such as gender modification, through medical procedure or otherwise are against the will of God, and are sins. (Leviticus 18:1-30; Romans 1:18-32; Ephesians 5:3-5)
  4. participation in sexual degradation through pornography and other means are attacks against the family unit are against the will of God, and are sins. (Leviticus 18:1-30; Romans 1:18-32; 1 Corinthians 7:3-5; Hebrews 13:4; Ephesians 5:3-5; 1 Thessalonians 4:8)
  5. in the sanctity of human life. We believe human life begins at conception and from conception through the elderly adult years should be respected as a creation of God. We believe abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, suicide, assisted suicide, and other similar acts are acts of murder and therefore against the will of God. (Genesis 1:27; Exodus 20:13; Leviticus 19:32; Job 12:12; Psalms 139:13-14; Isaiah 44:2,24; Jeremiah 1:5; Romans 9:20-22; 1 Timothy 5:1-2)
  6. children are a blessing from God and are to be taught spiritual and moral values by their parents, who are to rear them with loving discipline following the example and instruction of the Lord. (Deuteronomy 6:6-7; Psalms 78:4-7; 127:3; Proverbs 22:6; Ephesians 6:4)

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