SDA Church Statement on Sexuality

We live in an increasingly complex society and particularly so when it comes to issues of sexuality and personal relationships. It is important that as Adventists we find a way to be redemptive as well as be obedient to the teachings of Scripture in all aspects of life. As loving and lovable Christians we need to be consistent in our approach to those who struggle with alternative sexualities. We therefore wish to re-affirm the Church’s position on Scripture as follows:

  1. Marriage is defined as being between a man and a woman;
  2. Acts of sexual intimacy are designed by God to only be expressed within a marriage;
  3. Sexual intimacy outside of marriage is contrary to God’s plan and is not condoned.

As loving and lovable Christians we need to extend compassion and care to those who struggle with their sexuality while still maintaining accountability to the Scriptural standard.

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