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An open letter on marriage and sexuality

| June 20, 2024 1:00 AM

God immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary sexes together reflect the image of God. Rejecting one’s biological sex repudiates the Creator’s sovereignty. (Genesis 1:26-27.)

“Marriage” is the monogamous covenantal union of one man and one woman for life (Genesis 2:18-25), reflecting Christ’s relationship with His Church (Ephesians 5:21-33). Sexual intimacy is only for a man and woman married to each other (Hebrews 13:4).

All sexual immorality is an abomination to God and destructive to society. (Genesis 19:4-11 [cf. Jude 7]; Exodus 20:14; Leviticus 18:6-23; Romans 1:24-28; 1 Corinthians 6:9-18; Galatians 5:16-21; James 4:1-4)

Everyone must be shown respectful compassion (Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31). Love for others, however, also includes exposing “the unfruitful works of darkness” and “correct[ing] … opponents with gentleness,” calling rebels to repentance from sin and faith in the finished, saving work of the Lord Jesus on the Cross (Ephesians 4:29; 5:11; Jude 22-23; 2 Timothy 2:23-26). God promises redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ, “who loved us and gave himself up for us” (Ephesians 5:2; Acts 3:19-21; Romans 10:9-10; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11).


PASTOR LEN PINE

Providence Bible Presbyterian Church

PASTOR MIKE MUNOZ

Covenant Bible Church

PASTOR HENRY YODER

Boundary County Outreach

PASTORS KYLE McNEIL 

and MATT JOLLY

Mt. Springs Church

BOBBY READ

Bonners Ferry Fellowship