HUMAN SEXUALITY

“For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;” 1 Thessalonians 4:3-4

THE BIBLE SAYS…

1 CORINTHIANS 6:9-11

“Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.”

EPHESIANS 5:1-7

“Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour. But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks. For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Be not ye therefore partakers with them.”

THEREFORE…

WE UNDERSTAND THAT GOD CREATED MEN AND WOMEN TO REFLECT HIS IMAGE ON EARTH: Humanity was uniquely created by God to show forth His glory in the world.

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” Genesis 1:27

WE RECOGNIZE THAT SEX IS PRINCIPALLY ABOUT REPRODUCTION: God’s plan is to bless people with children through the sexual union.

“Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.” Psalm 127:3 

WE BELIEVE THAT PRE-MARITAL SEX IS SIN: God’s word strongly condemns it.

“Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.”  1 Corinthians 6:18

WE KNOW THAT THE BIBLE IS NOT SILENT ON HOMOSEXUALITY: There is not one syllable in the Bible from Genesis to Revelation that condones homosexual practice. On the contrary, it is universally and unambiguously condemned.

“For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;” 1 Timothy 1:10

WE BELIEVE THAT HOMOSEXUALITY IS A SIN: The scriptures are very clear about this.

“Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.” Leviticus 18:22

WE ACCEPT THAT THERE IS ONLY ONE RIGHTEOUS OPTION FOR HUMAN SEXUALITY: Both Jesus and all of scripture approve of no other sexual union than that between a husband and his wife.

“Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.” Matthew 19:6

WE BELIEVE THAT EXTRA-MARITAL SEXUAL RELATIONS ARE SIN: Adultery damages nearly every relationship around it, including the extended family.

“Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.” Hebrews 13:4

WE UNDERSTAND THAT ALL PEOPLE ARE SINNERS WHO ARE LOVED BY GOD: To be saved, we must repent, seek God’s forgiveness, and submit to Him for cleansing and transformation.

“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.”  Romans 5:8-9