There’s also numerous proof that homosexual behavior, along side illicit heterosexual behavio

(Adopted by the overall Presbytery in session August 4-5, 2014)

Increasing governmental and advocacy that is religious homosexual 1 techniques, same-sex marriage, and alternative intimate identities has prompted us to explain our place on these critical problems. We genuinely believe that all issues of faith and conduct should be examined based on Holy Scripture, that is our guide that is infallible Timothy 3 16 17). Considering that the Bible does talk with the type of people and their sexuality, it’s imperative that the Church precisely knows and articulates exactly what it really shows on these issues which may have now become therefore controversial and divisive.

A reaffirmation of biblical teachings happens to be all the greater amount of urgent because authors sympathetic towards the LGBT (Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender) 2 communities have advanced level revisionist interpretations of appropriate biblical texts being based on biased exegesis and mistranslation. In effect, they look for to create apart very nearly two thousand many years of Christian biblical interpretation and ethical teachings. We think these efforts are reflective regarding the conditions described in 2 Timothy 4 3, “For the time should come when individuals will perhaps not set up with sound doctrine. Rather, to accommodate their particular desires, they will certainly gather around them a fantastic wide range of instructors to state exactly what their itching ears desire to hear.” 3 (See also v. 4.)

It must be noted in the outset that there’s simply no affirmation of homosexual task, same-sex wedding, or alterations in intimate identification discovered any place in Scripture. Male and genders that are female very carefully defined and unconfused. The ideal that is consistent intimate expertise in the Bible is chastity 4 for people outside a monogamous heterosexual wedding and fidelity 5 for those of you inside such a wedding. Continue reading