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

SECTION XIX.     CONCERNING ABORTION.

A.  We believe that human life begins at conception and that the unborn child is a living, human being.

B.  We believe that abortion is the unjustified, unexcused taking of unborn, human life; it is murder.

C.  We reject any teaching that abortions of pregnancies due to rape, incest, birth defects, gender selection, birth or population control, or the physical or mental well-being of the mother are acceptable.

Exodus 20:13 ; 21:22-25 ; Job 3:16 ; Psalms 51:5 ; 139:14-16

Isaiah 44:24 ; 49:1-5 ; Jeremiah 1:5 ; 20:15-18 ; Luke 1:15, 44

 

SECTION XX.      CONCERNING ALCOHOL AND DRUGS.

A.  We believe the use of intoxicating and/or mind-altering substances is forbidden in Scripture.

B.  We believe these legitimate exceptions exist.

1.  Medications containing alcohol that are prescribed and dosed by a physician.

2.  Medications or drugs that are prescribed and dosed by a physician.

C.  We believe the use of alcohol and/or illegal, non-prescription substances for social or recreation purposes are sinful and violate commands of Scripture.

Genesis 9:21Proverbs 20:1 ; 23:29-35 ; 31:1-9 ; Isaiah 5:11, 22-23 ; 28:7-8

Habakkuk 2:15 ; 1 Corinthians 6:9-12 ; Ephesians 5:18

1 Timothy 3:3, 8 ; 5:23 ; Revelation 21:8 

 

SECTION XXI.     CONCERNING LAWSUITS.

A.  We believe that Christians are prohibited from bringing civil lawsuits against other Christians or the church to resolve personal disputes.

B.  We believe the church possesses all the resources necessary to resolve personal disputes between its members.

C.  We do believe, however, that a Christian may seek compensation for injuries from another Christian’s insurance company, providing the claim is made without malice or slander.

1 Corinthians 6:1-8 ; Ephesians 4:31-32 

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