HUMAN LIFE IS SACRED
In both Old and New Testaments, the Word of God teaches that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end and believers must have concern for the physical and spiritual needs of all people, including the unborn. (Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10)
MARRIAGE AND HUMAN SEXUALITY
The Bible has given us God’s design for the gift of sex, and it is to be exercised and enjoyed only within the covenant relationship of marriage between one biological man and one biological woman (Genesis 1:24; 1 Corinthians 7:1-5). God has expressly condemned sexual intercourse outside of the marriage covenant. This prohibition applies to married people committing adultery, to sexual relationships between unmarried men and women, and to homosexual practice (Romans 1:18-32; 1 Corinthians 6:9).
It is God’s expectation that the unmarried should live pure and celibate lives, refraining from sexual intimacy (1 Corinthians 7:7-9). Marriage as designed by God is meant to be a beautiful illustration of Christ’s relationship with the church (Ephesians 5:21-33).
GENDER CREATION IS SACRED
We believe that God wonderfully created each person as distinctly male or female (Genesis 1:26-31; 2:18-25; 5:1,2). These two distinct and complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. While we seek to love, accept, and walk with those experiencing gender dysphoria, we reject all attempts at constructing one’s own sexual identity by medically altering the human body or living as anything other than the biological sex God assigned a person at birth.