The Holy Spirit
The Return of Christ
The Great Commission
Biblical View of Marriage
Scripture teaches that the one-flesh union of marriage constitutes an intellectual, emotional, physical, and spiritual unity. “So they are no longer two, but one” (Matthew 19:5-6). When the two become one flesh, the God-created individualities of the husband and wife are not lost; rather they complement and enrich each other. Furthermore, the Apostle Paul demonstrates that this “profound mystery” is analogous to the spiritual relationship between Christ and His church. “I am talking about Christ and the church” (Ephesians 5:31-33).
From Genesis to Revelation, sexual union in marriage is to be between a man and a woman. Scripture emphatically condemns same-sex unions and sexual intercourse between people of the same sex. In the Old Testament, a homosexual relationship was a capital offense, and in the New Testament it is repeatedly condemned (Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13; Romans 1:24-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11).
God designed marriage to be a lifelong relationship. Jesus said, “What God has joined together, let not man separate” (Mark 10:9). The marriage covenant should be kept sacred and unbroken under those conditions stated in the Bible.
Affirming the Proper Context of Human Sexuality
Hebrews 13:4 clearly teaches that sexual intimacy should be reserved for a man and a woman within the context of marriage.
*Above selections borrowed from the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC) Position Paper on The Sanctity of Marriage.