ARTICLE VI. Marriage


            Marriage is the institute that God created for family relationships. His intention is for one man to marry one woman. (Genesis 2:20-24, Matthew 19:4-6) We will uphold marriage to the high standard that God has set and seek to restore and strengthen marriages by seeking the help of the Holy Spirit.



            We agree with the Scriptures that homosexual activity goes against God's design of sexuality. (Romans 2:24-27) We do not reject individuals with same sex attraction, nor do we encourage people to accept their homosexuality. Instead, we seek to accept the individual and help them to seek healing in the name of Jesus Christ. Homosexual tendencies are one of many problems that beset fallen humanity. Christ offers a healing alternative to those with homosexual tendencies. We uphold redemption for people as the process whereby sin's power is broken, and the individual is freed to know and experience true identity as discovered in Christ and His Church. That process entails the freedom to grow into heterosexuality.