Human Sexuality & Marriage
We teach that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in
outside of marriage between a man and a woman. We believe that any form of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, fornication, adultery, transgenderism and pornography are sinful perversions of God's gift of sex. We believe that God disapproves of and forbids any attempt to alter one's gender identity by surgery or appearance. We believe that the term marriage has only one legitimate meaning, and that is marriage sanctioned by God, which joins one man and one woman in a single, covenantal union, as presented in the Bible. Since both are created in God's image, the husband and wife are of equal worth before God (Genesis 2:24; Genesis 19:5, 13; Genesis 26:8-9; Leviticus 18:1-30; Romans 1:26-29; 1 Corinthians 5:1, 6:9; 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8; Hebrews 13:4).
Therefore, all marriage ceremonies performed in any facility owned, leased, or rented by the First Baptist Church of Wellington will be only those ceremonies sanctioned by God, joining one man with one woman as that gender was determined at birth (Romans 7:2; 1 Corinthians 7:10; Ephesians 5:22-23).