Same-sex marriage?

With government officials openly declaring their personal support of homosexual “marriage,” we feel it important to reiterate the biblical teaching that marriage, instituted by God, can only exist between one man and one woman by mutual consent and promise. We firmly believe that this is the only correct definition of marriage and reject as opposed to God’s Holy Word all other definitions.

We confess that Scripture condemns homosexuality and extra-marital relations (fornication and adultery) as sin. Nevertheless, when an individual caught up in such sins truly repents, the forgiveness of the Gospel is to be fully applied. We teach on the basis of Holy Scripture that marriage is the only proper context for the expression of sexual intimacy and for the procreation of children. See Romans 1:26-27, 1 Corinthians 6:9, 18 and 7:2-9, John 4:17-18, 1 John 1:9, Genesis 1:27-28 and 2:18-24, and Matthew 19:4-6.

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