Jump to navigation. For full reports and exact statements of the denomination's position on a particular issue, the reader should look to the references provided. The CRC position on homosexuality, established by Synod and affirmed by several subsequent synods, is summarized in the following definitions and statements of pastoral advice that were recommended to CRC churches. Definitions: Homosexuality: a condition of personal identity in which a person is sexually oriented toward persons of the same sex.
What Does the Bible Say About Homosexuality? The Christian Response
British Broadcasting Corporation Home. Christians believe that marriage is a gift from God, one that should not be taken for granted. It is the right atmosphere to engage in sexual relations and to build a family life. Getting married in a church, in front of God, is very important. A marriage is a public declaration of love and commitment. This declaration is made in front of friends and family in a church ceremony.
Christian views on homosexuality sometimes differ between denominations, but they are more commonly seen between liberal and conservative branches of each denomination. As with many Christian debates on ethical issues, the discussion hinges on how the Bible ought to be interpreted, taking into account the historical context and the meaning of specific words. The following article provides information on what the Bible says about homosexuality which is usually central in debates over the issue , historical Christian views of homosexuality, and a list of modern Christian views on homosexuality.
The Supreme Court ruling earlier this year legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide has continued to raise questions about how the decision will affect religious groups — especially those that remain opposed to allowing gay and lesbian couples to wed. Many of the largest U. At the same time, in the past two decades, several other religious groups also have moved to allow same-sex couples to marry within their traditions. Another mainline Protestant denomination, the Presbyterian Church U. Among the four largest mainline Protestant churches , the same-sex marriage debate has not been simple.