About DTS

Statement on Marriage and Human Sexuality 關於婚姻及人類性學

Introduction 引言

  • We believe that all matters of faith and conduct must be evaluated on the basis of the Bible, the Word of God, which is our inspired, infallible, and inerrant guide. (2 Timothy 3:16-17). Since the Bible speaks to the nature of human beings and their sexuality, it is imperative that we correctly understand and articulate what the Bible teaches on these matters.

    我們相信一切有關信仰和行為的事,都必須以聖經為衡量的基礎;聖經是上帝的話,是神所默示的,是絕對可靠和無誤的指示。(提摩太後書三:16-17)。由於聖經提到人的本質和人類性學,因此我們必須正確地去理解和闡明聖經對這些方面的教導。

  • We believe God has ordained and created marriage to exist between one man and one woman, with absolute marital fidelity. The Bible sets forth specific home and family values, which include the distinct roles of husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, and children. It is our firm conviction that we uphold the dignity of each individual as we embrace the unchanging and longstanding principles of scriptural truth.

    我們相信上帝所命定和設立的婚姻,乃是一男一女的結合,並且絕對忠誠於此婚姻。聖經很具體地陳明家庭的價值,包括丈夫和妻子的不同角色、父親和母親的不同角色、以及子女的角色。我們堅信當我們接受持久不變的聖經真理原則時,便會維護每一個人的個人尊嚴。

Our Religious Beliefs 我們的宗教信念

Based on Holy Scripture and the constant moral teaching of the universal Church, we believe:

基於聖經和普世教會持續的道德教導,我們相信:

  • Marriage — Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) defines marriage as the permanent, exclusive, comprehensive, and conjugal "one flesh" union of one man and one woman, intrinsically ordered to procreation and biological family, and in furtherance of the moral, spiritual, and public good of binding father, mother, and child. ( Genesis 1:27-28; Genesis 2:18-24; Matthew 19:4-9; Mark 10:5-9; Ephesians 5:31-33 )

    婚姻 — 達拉斯神學院 (達神) 定義婚姻為一男一女、永久的、排外的、全面的、夫妻間「一體」的聯合,其本質安排是要去繁殖建立家庭,並且藉著將父親、母親、和子女連結在一起,促進道德、屬靈、和公眾的利益。(創世記一:27-28;創世記二:18-24;馬可福音十:5-9;馬太福音十九:4-9;以弗所書五:31-33 )

  • Sexual Immorality — DTS believes that sexual acts outside marriage are prohibited as sinful. Consequently, DTS students, faculty, administration, and staff must resist and refrain from any and all sexual acts outside marriage — including but not limited to co-habitation, adultery, fornication, incest, zoophilia, pornography, prostitution, voyeurism, pedophilia, exhibitionism, sodomy, polygamy, polyamory, sologamy, or same-sex sexual acts. ( Exodus 20:14; Leviticus 18:7-23; Leviticus 20:10-21; Deuteronomy 5:18; Matthew 5:27-28; Matthew 15:19; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9-13; 1 Thessalonians 4:3; Hebrews 13:4; Galatians 5:19; Ephesians 4:17-19; Colossians 3:5 )

    淫亂 — 達神相信婚姻以外的性行為都是罪,是必須禁止的。因此,達神的學生、教師、行政人員、及員工,都必須抗拒和避免一切在婚姻以外的性行為 — 其中包括但不局限於同居、通姦、私通、亂倫、獸姦、色情物品、賣淫、偷窺、戀童、裸露、雞姦、一夫多妻、多重關係、自婚、或同性性行為。(出埃及記二十:14;利未記十八:7-23;利未記二十:10-21;申命記五:18;馬太福音五:27-28;馬太福音十五:19;羅馬書一:26-27;哥林多前書六:9-13; 帖撒羅尼迦前書四:3;希伯來書十三:4;加拉太書五:19;以弗所書四:17-19;歌羅西書三:5)

  • Sexual Identity — DTS believes that God created mankind in His image: male (man) and female (woman), sexually different but with equal personal dignity. Consequently, DTS students, faculty, administration, and staff must affirm their biological sex and refrain from any and all attempts to physically change, alter, or disagree with their created predominant biological sex — including but not limited to elective sex-reassignment, transvestite, transgender, or non-binary "genderqueer" acts or conduct. ( Genesis 1:26-28; Romans 1:26-32; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11)

    性身份 — 達神相信上帝按自己的形像造人:造男性 (男) 和造女性 (女),性別雖不同,但卻有著同等的個人尊嚴。因此,達神學生、教師、行政人員、及員工,必須承認其原生性別,切莫試圖違背他們的原生性別,或作任何身體方面的改變 — 其中包括但不局限於選擇性的變性、作異性打扮、變性、或非二元性的「跨性別」行為。(創世記一:26-28;羅馬書一:26-32;哥林多前書六:9-11)

  • Sexual Orientation — DTS believes that God created and ordered human sexuality for the permanent, exclusive, comprehensive, and conjugal “one flesh” union of man and woman, intrinsically ordered to procreation and biological family, and in furtherance of the moral, spiritual, and public good of binding father, mother, and child. Consequently, DTS students, faculty, administration, and staff must affirm the sexual complementarity of man and woman and resist the temptations of same-sex sexual attractions and refrain from any and all same-sex sexual acts or conduct, which are evidences of the whole world groaning under sin and are outside of God's designed order for human flourishing and His Glory. (Genesis 1:27; Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:4-6; Mark 10:5-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; Ephesians 5:25-27; Revelation 19:7-9; Revelation 21:2)

    性取向 — 達神相信神創造人類性別,並且命定它是一男一女、永久的、排外的、全面的、夫妻間「一體」的聯合,其本質安排是要去繁殖建立家庭,並且藉著將父親、母親、和子女連結在一起,促進道德、屬靈、和公眾的利益。因此,達神學生、教師、行政人員、及員工,必須確認男女在性方面是互補的,並且抗拒同性吸引的引誘,以及避免任何同性的性行為,因為這些是全地都在罪中一同歎息勞苦,違反神為著人類的興旺和祂自己的榮耀所定的計劃的明證。( 創世記一:27;創世記二:24;馬太福音十九:4-6;馬可福音十:5-9;羅馬書一:26-27;哥林多前書六:9-11;以弗所書五:25-27;啟示錄十九:7-9;啟示錄二十一:2)

  • Sexual Redemption — DTS believes that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God and therefore redemption, forgiveness, and spiritual cleansing is available for all sins. Consequently, DTS students, faculty, administration, and staff must welcome and treat with respect, compassion, and sensitivity all who experience same-sex attractions or confess sexually immoral acts but are committed to resisting sexual temptation, refraining from sexual immorality, and conforming their behavior to the DTS Statement on Marriage and Human Sexuality. ( Matthew 11:28-30; Romans 3:23; Ephesians 2:1-10; 1 Corinthians 10:13; Hebrews 2:17-18; Hebrews 4:14-16; 1 John 1:9 )

    性方面的救贖 — 達神相信人人都有罪,虧缺了神的榮耀,所以,一切的罪都可以得到救贖、赦免、和屬靈的潔淨。因此,達神學生、教師、行政人員、及員工,必須對那些有同性吸引,或承認曾犯不道德性行為,但卻承諾去抗拒性慾的引誘,避免淫亂,以及願意在行為上符合達神對婚姻和人類性學之聲明的人,予以接受,並且以敬重、同情、和敏銳的態度對待他們。(馬太福音十一:28-30;羅馬書三:23;以弗所書二:1-10;哥林多前書十:13;希伯來書二:17-18;希伯來書四:14-16;約翰一書一:9)

  • Celibacy — DTS believes that Holy Scripture grants two life-enhancing options for human sexual behavior: (1) the conjugal “one flesh” marital union of one man and one woman, and (2) celibacy. Either is a gift from God, given as He wills for His glory and the good of those who receive and rejoice in His gift to them. Celibacy and faithful singleness is to be celebrated and affirmed within the Seminary. (Genesis 1:27-28; 2:18, 21-24; Isaiah 54:1; 56:3-5; Matthew 19:4-6; Mark 10:5-8; Hebrews 13:4; 1 Corinthians 7:1-8; Matthew 19:12; 1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Romans 12:10; 1 Timothy 5:1-2)

    獨身 — 達神相信聖經對人類的性行為提供了兩個使人快樂滿足的選擇:(1)一男一女夫妻之間「一體」的婚姻結合,以及 (2) 獨身。這二者都是神的恩賜,是祂為著自己的榮耀,按著自己的旨意賦予給人,叫那些欣然接受祂恩賜的人,得著益處。獨身且忠誠地保持單身的人,在神學院中是值得被正面肯定的。(創世記一:27-28;二:18,21-24;以賽亞書五十四: 1;五十六:3-5;馬太福音十九:4-6;馬可福音十:5-8;希伯來書十三:4;哥林多前書七:1-8;馬太福音十九:12;哥林多前書十二:12-13;羅馬書十二:10;提摩太前書五:1-2 )