The Scriptures teach and require that marriage be reserved for and restricted to a union between one man and one woman (Genesis 1:27, Matthew 19:4-6, Romans 1:26-27). God designed marriage between one man and one woman as an analogy of Christ’s relationship with the Church (Ephesians 5:21-33). Thus marriage is a complementary partnership. It is the God-ordained context for relational intimacy, sexual fulfillment and multiplication (Genesis 1:27-28; Genesis 2:18; Genesis 2:23-25, 1 Corinthians 6:18, 1 Corinthians 7:9, Ephesians 5:31). Marriage, as God designed it, restrains immorality (1 Corinthians 7:2). The Scriptures encourage and restrict sexual intimacy to the covenant of marriage between one man and one woman (Matthew 19:4-6, Hebrews 13:4). Any other arrangement is not truly a marriage in the eyes of God.
Each person is created by God (Psalm 139:13-16) and this includes their maleness or femaleness (Genesis 1:27). Therefore gender is given by God and not determined by man. We deny that gender is a matter of the mind and an option for the body. We affirm that we live in a broken world and that gender dysphoria is a reality for many. But we also affirm that this is a confusion on our part and God will be faithful to lend his grace to us in these matters as we seek Him for clarity and instruction from Scripture (James 1:5).