Core Value 6: Discipline

God is a God of order and justice, who disciplines those he loves for their good (1 Corinthians 14:33; Hebrews 12:5–11). Therefore we affirm the duty of churches to discipline their unrepentant members, excommunication being the final means of grace for their reconciliation (Matthew 18:15–17). We further affirm the responsibility...

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Core Value 5: Marriage and Sexuality

God created mankind male and female, and ordained marriage as a life-long union between a natural man and a natural woman (Genesis 2:18–25). MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE Therefore we affirm that husband and wife are no longer two but one and that God intends marriage to last as long as both...

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Core Value 4: Sanctity of Life

God the Creator has the sole right to give and take human life, which belongs to him and is defined by him alone (Nehemiah 9:6; Isaiah 42:5). ABORTION Therefore we affirm that life begins at the moment of conception and that abortion is the taking of a human life (Psalm...

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Core Value 3: Authority

God is the only being with intrinsic authority; consequently, all human authority is delegated by him (Romans 13:1; Matthew 28:18). Therefore we affirm that God has established three spheres of human government, and that he alone defines what their various responsibilities are. Family government is for the upbringing and education...

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Core Value 2: Logic and Reason

God has created human beings as rational creatures in his own image (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 32:9). Therefore we affirm the necessity of logic and reason as tools for the correct understanding of truth, which is not contradictory (Isaiah 5:20). We deny that faith is illogical or irrational (Isaiah 1:18); we...

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Core Value 1: God-Centredness

God commands us to glorify him in all we do. Furthermore, he requires us to love him with all our heart, soul, mind and strength (1 Corinthians 10:31; Mark 12:30). Therefore we affirm that our lives in their entirety must be lived before God, under his authority, and for his...

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