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What We Believe

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Biblical Definition of Marriage

New City Church supports a biblical stand on the subject of sexuality and marriage. The only legitimate sexual union is in marriage between a man and a woman. Bible texts provide that any sexual relations outside the boundaries of a marriage between one man and one woman constitute sexual immorality; they are a perversion of God’s created order. This includes the practice of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, pornography or attempting to alter one’s God-given gender (Genesis 2:22-24; 1 Corinthians 6:19; Ephesians 5:22-33; Romans 1:26-29; Leviticus 18:1-30; 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8; Hebrews 13:4).

We further believe that the Bible teaches, in these same verses and other supporting texts, that homosexual relationships (male/male or female/female) are of a non-biblical and sinful nature. While New City Church will not take, or support, any action that is intended to be hostile toward homosexuals, neither will the church in any way recognize or legitimize same-sex unions of any nature.

Persons practicing sexual immorality of any kind may attend church services at New City Church (subject to general congregational decorum), but will not be accepted into the church membership. No pastor or officer of New City Church will perform, sanction, solemnize, endorse or acknowledge any “marriage” or sexual relationship that is inconsistent with the verses previously cited.