Bible doctrine taught at Colonial Baptist Church in Norwich, CT concerning...

SECTION XVI.     CONCERNING CREATION.

A.  We believe that God *created the universe and all that is in it in six literal, twenty-four hour days.

B.  We reject the Evolution Theory, the Gap Theory, the Day-Age Theory, the Theistic Evolution Theory, and any other theory that is in conflict with the Genesis account of creation.

Genesis 1;2 Exodus 20:11 Psalm 8; 19; 139

Isaiah 40; 43; 54 John 1:1-3 Colossians 1:15-17

Hebrews 1:1-3*(See Section II.B.) 

 

SECTION XVII.    CONCERNING HUMAN SEXUALITY.

A.  We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity should be engaged

in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.

B.  We believe that any form of these perversions of God’s gift of sex or gender are sinful.

1.  Homosexuality.

2.  Lesbianism.

3.  Bisexuality.

4.  Bestiality.

5.  Incest.

6.  Fornication.

7.  Adultery.

8.  Pornography.

9.  Cohabitation.

10.  Pre-marital sex.

11.  Transvestism

12.  Gender Alteration

13.  Pedophilia

C.  We believe that the only legitimate marriage is the joining of one man and one woman.

D. We believe that such legitimate marriage is a Holy Matrimony pictured in the relationship between Christ and the Church, and therefore is, in and of itself, an act of worship. Therefore marriage ceremonies are a Christian worship service. 

Genesis 2:24-25; 19:5-13 ; Genesis 26:6-11 ; Leviticus 18:1-30

Proverbs 5:1-23 ; 6:24-35 ; Proverbs 7:5-27 ; 9:13-18 ; Matthew 5:27-28

Romans 1:26-29 ; 7:2 ; 1 Corinthians 5:1-5 ; 6:9-20 ; 7:10 ; Galatians 5:16-25 ; 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8 ; Hebrews 13:4

 

SECTION XVIII.   CONCERNING DIVORCE AND REMARRIAGE.

A.  We believe that God instituted marriage and ordained it to last until one of the spouses dies.

B.  We believe that divorce and remarriage is regarded as adultery, except on the grounds of fornication.

C.  We believe that divorced or divorced and remarried persons:

1.  May hold positions of service in the church and be used for God.

2.  May not be considered for the offices of Pastor and Deacon.

Genesis 2:24-25 ; Deuteronomy 22:28-29 ; Malachi 2:14-17

Matthew 5:31-32 ; 19:1-12 ; Mark 10:1-12 ; Luke 16:18

Romans 7:1-3 ; 1 Corinthians 7:1-40 ; 1 Timothy 3:2, 12

Titus 1:6  

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