Teaching on Social Issues

Teaching on Social Issues

With humility and love the elders of FBC want you to know what has been and will continue to be taught from the Bible on certain social issues that permeate our current culture.

If anyone has failed in upholding God’s design for sexual intimacy, marriage, gender, or the value of life, THERE IS HOPE. Our gracious God offers total redemption, divine comfort, and all-conquering hope for the future to those who sincerely repent and trust Jesus Christ for salvation (Jn 3:16-17; Rom 10:9-10; Matt. 11:28-30). He gives us the power of the Holy Spirit, the Word of God and the fellowship of the church to help us run from sin and joyfully live now and forever for His glory.

Biblical Sexual Intimacy

We believe and teach that sexual intimacy is a wonderful gift from God. In turn, God has told us He wants this gift to be enjoyed in the proper manner of which He designed.  Sexual intimacy is a gift reserved for one man and one woman (as genetically defined) that are married (Gen. 2:24-25; Lev. 18:22; Matt. 19:4-6; 1 Cor. 7:3-5; Heb. 13:4). Any other form of sexual intimacy is a sinful perversion of this gift (Lev. 18:1-30; Pr. 6:32; 1 Cor. 6:18; Rom. 1:26-27; 1 Thess. 4:3-8).

Biblical Marriage

We believe and teach that marriage is a God-created beautiful covenant between one man and one woman that glorifies God and blesses the participants (Gen. 2:18-24). Marriage is modeled after the relationship amongst the Trinity (1 Cor. 11:3) and provides a beautiful picture of Christ’s relationship with the church (Ephesians 5:22-33). Marriage is a means through which God encourages, challenges, grows, and blesses us for His glory and is a union we hold in high esteem and celebrate. Unbiblical divorce, pre-marital sex or cohabitation, entering into an unequally yoked marriage, gay marriage, pornography, and adultery are sins against God (Matt. 19:1-9; 1 Cor 6:12-18; 7:10-16; 2 Cor. 6:14; Rom. 1:26-27).

Biblical Genders

We believe and teach that God created two genders (in alignment with genetic sex), male and female (Gen. 1:27; 2:18-25; 5:2; Matt. 19:4; Mark 10:6).  In conjunction with this, Psalm 139:13-16 says of God, “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mothers’ womb.  I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.”  Since creation, God has been intimately involved in designing every person either male or female. Both genders are a blessing from God that speak of His divine person, creativity, and power. To disregard, misrepresent, or manipulate one’s God given gender is to dishonor God’s perfect design and sin against Him.

Biblical Value of Life

We believe and teach that God, who is the author of life, made every human being in His image and for His glory (Gen. 1:27).  Life begins at conception, and every life is precious to God and must be protected both in and out of the womb (Gen. 17:16; 25:21; 1 Sam. 1:19-20; Ru. 4:13; Lu. 1:24-25, Isa. 44:2, Job 10:8-12; Ps. 100:3; 127:3; 139:13; Jer. 1:5; Gal. 1:15).  The taking of life through abortion, euthanasia, or murder in general, is a sin against God (Gen. 9:6; Ex. 20:13).

Biblical Creation

We believe and teach that God miraculously created the universe in six literal days (Gen. 1-2, Ex. 20:11) approximately six to eight thousand years ago.  Neither you nor this universe is a cosmic accident.  For His glory God made, sustains, controls, and owns this wondrous universe and all that is in it (Heb. 1:2-3).  Everything wrong with this universe is a result of Adam’s sin, but one day the Second Adam (Jesus Christ) will make all things new, and all believers will live with Him in eternal perfection (Rom. 5:12-21, Rev. 21-22).

Biblical Hell

We believe and teach that all have sinned against God (Rom. 3:23) and that the divine payment for that sin is death (Rom. 6:23).  This includes physical death and the second death (Rev. 21:8).  The second death is the lake of fire that Satan, demons and every unrepentant sinner will physically and consciously suffer in for all of eternity (Dan. 12:2, Matt 3:12; 25:41, 46; Mk. 9:43-48; 2 Thess. 1:9; Jude 6-7; Rev. 14:11).  The only way to escape this horrific, yet just fate, is to repent and trust in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior (Acts 4:12).  Once a person does that, the payment for sin that Jesus made on the cross is applied to their account, their sins are paid for, and they receive eternal life (Jn 3:36).

Biblical Leadership Roles

We believe and teach that God created men and women in His image, with equal value and importance (Gen. 1:27), yet with different roles (Gen 2:18, 20; 1 Cor. 11:3, 9) in marriage and in the church.   Like God the Father led Jesus (Jn 6:38; Lk 22:42; 1 Cor. 15:28; Heb. 10:7), yet both were of equal value and importance (Isa. 9:6; Matt 1:23; Jn. 1:1-2; 14:9-10; Jn 10:30; 17:21; Matt 8:2; 14:33), men are called to lead within the marital relationship (Eph. 5:22-33; I Pet. 3:1-7) and within the church (1 Cor. 14:26-40; 1 Tim. 2:8-3:7; Titus 1:5-9).


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