Marriage & Gender

Our Belief on Marriage, Gender, & Sexuality

 

 

We believe that God wonderfully and immutably created each person as male and female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. (Genesis 1:26-27) 

We believe that the term "marriage" has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. (Genesis 2:18-25) We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur between a man and a woman who are married to each other. (1 Corinthians 6:18; 7:2-5; Hebrews 13:4) We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and woman.

We believe that any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexuality, bisexuality, transgenderism, polygamy, incest, and use of pornography) is sinful and offensive to God. (Matthew 15:18-20; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10)

We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who repent of their sins, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. (Acts 3:19; Romans 10:9-10; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11)

We believe that every person must be given compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity. (Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31) Hateful behavior or attitude directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture nor the doctrines of Taft Street Baptist Church.