Arrow Marriage, Gender, and Sexuality Statement


Our Statement on Marriage, Gender, and Sexuality

 

Our views on marriage, gender, and sexuality derive from our commitment to God (Dt. 6:5; Matt. 22: 37-38) and to His Word (2 Tim. 3: 16 – 17; Dt. 32: 45 – 47; Matt. 4: 4) as expressed in our Statement of Faith and therefore affirm the following:

 

  • God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female (Psalm 139:14.)  The complementary, relational nature of the human race as “male and female” reflects the created order given by God when He created human beings “in His image” (Gen. 1:26-27; 5:1, 3: 9:6; 1 Cor. 11:7; James 3:9, Romans 8:29; 2 Cor. 3:18; Eph. 4: 23- 24; Col. 3:10.) It is with joy in our finitude that we are to receive the gift of being either male or female.  Rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within.
  • 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 only between a man and a woman who are married to each other (1 Cor. 6:18, 7: 2-5; Heb. 13:4.) 
  • Any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, and use of pornography) is sinful and offensive to God (Matt. 15: 18 – 20; 1 Cor. 6:9- 10.)
  • We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ (Acts 3:19 – 21; Rom. 10: 9-10; 1 Cor. 6: 9 – 11.) 
  • We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity (Mark 12: 28 – 31; Luke 6: 31.) 

 

In order to preserve the function and integrity of Home Run Ministries as part of the local Body of Christ, and to provide a biblical role model to the members and the community, it is imperative that all persons employed by Home Run Ministries in any capacity, or who serve as volunteers, agree to and abide by this Statement on Marriage, Gender, and Sexuality. (Matt 5:16; Phil 2:14-16; 1 Thess. 5:22.)

 

Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accordance with Scripture, nor with the policies of Home Run Ministries.

 

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