MHBC Statement On Marriage

MHBC Statement on Marriage

  • We believe that marriage is sanctioned by God and it has only one meaning. Marriage joins one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union.

 

  • We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to be expressed between a man and a woman and only within the context of marriage.

 

  • We believe that human sexuality is sacred and that all forms of sexual immorality, such as adultery, fornication, homosexuality, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, pornography is offensive to God and is condemned in His Word.

 

  • We believe that God assigns gender. Therefore, any attempt to change one’s sex, or disagree with their biologically assigned gender, is sinful.

 

  • We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ.

 

  • We believe that every person bears the image of God and must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity. Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be disavowed.

 

  • Because we believe these things, MHBC reserves the right to discipline any church member who deviates from these positions either in lifestyle or belief.