(Adopted by the overall Presbytery in session 4-5, 2014 august)
Increasing governmental and spiritual advocacy for homosexual 1 techniques, same-sex wedding, and alternative intimate identities has prompted us to make clear our place on these critical problems. We believe all issues of faith and conduct should be assessed on such basis as Holy Scripture, that will be our infallible guide (2 Timothy 3:16вЂ“17). Because the Bible does talk with the character of people and their sex, it really is imperative that the Church precisely knows and articulates just what it really shows on these things that have now become therefore controversial and divisive.
A reaffirmation of biblical teachings has grown to become all the greater amount of urgent because authors sympathetic towards the LGBT (Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender) 2 communities have advanced level revisionist interpretations of appropriate texts that are biblical are in relation to biased exegesis and mistranslation. In place, they look for to create apart almost two thousand many years of Christian biblical interpretation and ethical teachings. We think these efforts are reflective associated with the conditions described in 2 Timothy 4:3, вЂњFor the time should come when anyone will likely not set up with sound doctrine. Alternatively, to match their very own desires, they’re going to gather around them a number that is great of to state exactly what their itching ears desire to hear.вЂќ 3 (See also v. 4.)