All that exists emanates from the person and character of God. His nature is the unalterable foundation of creation. Each person in every generation of humanity is tasked with discovering, living, preserving and transmitting the true nature and purpose of life. We also celebrate that in Jesus Christ, God has provided completely for the restoration of every distortion from the original intent of God, small or great, to return us to joy and purpose. The following statements offer clear biblical Christian definitions of fundamental God given truths that are under pressure in our current culture. Our stand is not a matter of opinion but our understanding of what God’s intention is for life.
- Human life begins at conception. God’s plan for life extends from embryogenesis through adulthood. (Psalm 22:9, 10; 71:6; 139:13, 14; Isaiah 44:2, 24; 46:3, 4; 49:1, 5)
- Abortion constitutes an interruption of God’s intention and of the human rights of the person in the womb. It violates God’s commandment not to kill and assaults the most vulnerable and defenseless people in our society. (Luke 1:15, 41, 44; Judges 13:5, 7; Jeremiah 1:5; Galatians 1:15, 16; Exodus 20:13: 21:22-25)
- Marriage is the God ordained, legal and spiritual union of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others. This covenant union honours God’s own nature in its complimentary male and female components. (Genesis 1:27; 2:23, 24; Matthew 19:4-6; Ephesians 5:31, 32; II Corinthians 11:2; Revelation 19:7; 21:2.)
- Every human life is sacrosanct, having a God-given purpose and dignity from the moment of conception until natural death. Therefore, both euthanasia and assisted suicide are inappropriate human interruptions of God’s intention and a usurping of His role. (Psalm 139:15-18; Ephesians 2:10; II Timothy 1:9)
- The heart of Christ’s Church is to show compassion for the poor, broken, vulnerable, defenseless, and helpless from every race, colour and gender. (Psalm 68:5, 6; Isaiah 1:17; James 1:27; John 1:14; Ephesians 4:29-32)
In these essentials, let there be unity. In non-essentials, let there be liberty. And in all things, let there be charity.