T H E B I B L E
H U M A N I T Y + F A M I L Y
H U M A N I T Y
We believe that humanity, male and female, is sacred in God’s eyes and was uniquely created by Him, in His image and for His glory, to exercise dominion over the earth and to enjoy a relationship with Him forever.
(Genesis 1:26-31, 2:7, 22, 5:1-2, 9:6; Psalm 100:3, 119:73; Isaiah 43:7, 45:12; Acts 17:26; 1 Corinthians 11:7; James 3:9)
Every human being is directly responsible to God in matters of faith and life.
(Ecclesiastes 3:17, 12:14; Jeremiah 17:10; Romans 1:20, 3:19; Hebrews 4:13, 9:27; Revelation 20:11-13)
After sin entered the world, humans still possess the image of God, though tainted by sin.
(Genesis 5:1, 9:6; Ecclesiastes 7:20; Romans 3:10-18, 23, 1 Corinthians 11:7; James 3:9)
God’s will for humanity is that they Love the Lord their God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength, and love their neighbors as themselves.
(Deuteronomy 6:5; Leviticus 19:18; Mark 12:30-31; Romans 13:8-10)
F A M I L Y
In God’s design for humanity, life begins at fertilization.
(Psalm 51:5, 139:13-16; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 1:18; Luke 1:31, 34-36, 41, 44)
He established the institution of family through the union of one man and one woman in a marriage covenant for life.
(Genesis 2:23-24; Matthew 19:4-6; 1 Timothy 3:2)
His design for the continuance of humanity is through the procreation of discipleship of children within the marriage union.
(Genesis 1:27-28, 9:1)
Marriage is to be an example of the relationship between Jesus Christ and His Church.