Marriage and family
We believe that marriage is established by God; marriage is an alliance between man and woman (Genesis 2:18, 24) with mutual affairs and living (Genesis 2:18; Eccles 4: 9); the continuation of the human race (Gen. 1:28).
We state that sex without marriage is a sin (Heb 13: 4; 12:16; 1Poly 4: 3-5). According to God's behest, man believer shoud marry only woman believer (1 Corinthians 7:39; 2 Kings 6:14). According to the Holy Scripture, a person can have one wife, one man (Mt 19: 4-6; 1 Corinthians 6:16; 7: 2). In case of death of a husband or a wife, the Word of God does not forbid anyone who is left to marry (1 Corinthians 7:39; Rom 7: 2-3).
Marriage between persons of one sex is a sin and forbidden according to the Scriptures (Luke 18:22, Romans 1: 26-28; 1Cor 6: 9-10).
We believe that the Lord commands that it is not divorced by those who married (1 Cor. 7: 10-13; Mt 19: 6; Mt 10: 11-12). The Word of God hopes of divorce only after passing fornication (Mt 5:32; Mt 19: 9).
Marriage is an institution of God and of the society, therefore, it is necessary to sanctiy by God's word and pray (Mt 10: 6-9, John 2: 1-2, Col 3:17; 1Tim 4: 3-5), as well as to carry out according to state laws (1 Pt 2:13).
We state that children in marriage are gifts of God (Ps. 126: 3-5).
Parents are responsible for bringing up their children to God and society (Matthew 18: 6; Ephesians 6: 4; 1Col 4: 10-12).
Artificial reassessment of pregnancy (abortion) is considered as a murder and convicted as a deliberate sin (1 Cor. 5:11; Ps. 138: 13,16).
We state that a person who has come to God must subjugate his marital relationship with the Word of God, meaning:
- if he/she was divorced, they should try to restore the family (Matthew 3: 8; Rom. 12:18);
- if he/she is in marriage, they should not divorce (1 Corinthians 7: 12-17; 7:24);
- in case, when at the time of come to God the person was in an illegal marriage, they should make the marriage legal for God and state law (society) (1P. 2:13).
Freedom of a Christian and freedom of conscience
We state that freedom of Christians is freedom from slavery and spiritual death (Romans 6: 17-18, 22-23; Galatians 5: 1, Jn 5:24).
We believe that Christian freedom does not adapt itself to justify evil (1Pt 2:16; Galatians 5:13; 1 Corinthians 6:12; 8: 9; 10: 23-24). Therefore we are:
3: 16-17; 6:10; Gal 5: 19-21; Pcs. 3: 8);
- Absolutely refuse drinking alcohol, smoking tobacco, drugs, and bad language (1 Cor. 3: 16-17; 6:10; Galatians 5: 19-21; Col 3: 8);
- Ignore anything that could be used for augury - condemnation, blood and all that arose during augury (Acts 15:29);
- In clothing, we support to the gospel principle: "How was the feast," which corresponds to the accepted standards and cultural norms of clothing where the Christian lives (1Tims 2: 9-10, Titus 2: 3).
Power of conscience means freedom of man to make choices (Jn. 6:67).
We believe that nobody has the right to force a person to believe in God, to perform His will, to serve God (Acts 4: 18-20; Phil 3: 7; 1Pt 5: 1-3; 2 Corinthians 9: 7). For this reason, we do not force baptism to babies, which is the right and conscious choice of every person.
Attitude to the state and public duties
We believe that "all power is from God" to protect the good and punish the wicked (Romans 13: 1-2).
We believe that the Church of Christ is not from this world (Jn 18:36). The Church, which has designated its head of Christ, can not and should not be under the management of secular authority; moreover it cannot and must not be a kind of govermnent (Matthew 20: 25-28; Luke 12: 13-14).
We state that the Lord says us to pray for the leaders to bring peace and justice on the earth (Jer. 29: 7; 1 Timothy 2: 1-3; Luke 3: 12-14).
We state that a Christian must be an example of good citizen of his country and support government "not only because of the fear of punishment, but also for the sake of conscience" (Romans 13: 5-7; 1 Peter 2: 13-17). If the demands of the government restrict the freedom to perform God's word, we have the right to perform according to the Word of God (Matthew 22:21; Acts 5:29).
We state that Christians, as citizens, can be members of government, elected bodies and civic organizations if their activities do not conflict with the principles of the gospel. This participation should not be on church's behalf, it is an own initiative of the individual (Romans 16:23; Phil 4:22).
Christian and good deeds
We state that Christians are obliged to contribute to the rule of goodness, freedom, justice and peace for all people through devotional life and prayer (Romans 12: 17-21; 14:19; 1 Corinthians 7:21; Phil 4: 8; Hebrew 12:14).
We believe that God created man for good deeds, expressing gratitude to God for the accomplishment and salvation given (1 Kings 10:31; Col 3:17), a means for communicating people to the love of God (Mt 5:16), a sign living faith (John 2:17).
We state that a Christian must work by making useful things (Ephesians 4:28; 2 Thessalonians 3: 6-13). The sphere of activity of a Christian is a matter of his conscience, but it should not contain violence and deception (Luke 3: 12-14, Micah 6: 8, Pic 3: 5, James 5: 4).