Wedding & Marriage Policy
Because God has ordained marriage and defined it as the covenant relationship between a man, a woman, and Himself, Crossgate First Baptist Church of Robert will only recognize marriages between a biological man and a biological woman. Further, Pastor Louis Husser and or other recognized ministers of this church and staff of Crossgate First Baptist Church of Robert shall only participate in weddings and solemnize marriages between one man and one woman. Finally, the facilities and property of Crossgate First Baptist Church of Robert shall only host weddings between one man and one woman.
We believe that the term ‘marriage’ has only one meaning and that is marriage sanctioned by God which joins one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other. We believe that any form of sexual immorality, such as but not limited to adultery, fornication, homosexuality, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, pornography, or any attempt to change one’s sex, or disagreement with one’s biological sex, is sinful and offensive to God.
We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of this church as the local Body of Christ, and to provide a biblical role model to the church members and the community, it is imperative that all employees, volunteers, and members of this church abide by and agree to this Marriage Policy and conduct themselves accordingly.
Because we believe that the biblical teaching that marriage is between one man and one woman, marriages outside those parameters will not be performed by church ministers or on church property.
We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ.
We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity. This church stands ready to provide loving ministry to anyone who struggles with sexual sin. We believe that hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture or the doctrine of Crossgate First Baptist Church of Robert.