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Statement on Marriage and Human Sexuality 

Introduction

  • 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.
  • 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.

Our Religious Beliefs

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

  • 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)
  • 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 15:19; 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)
  • Sexual Identity — DTS believes that God created mankind in His image: male (man) and female (woman), sexually different (defined as an individual’s immutable sex as objectively determined by genetics or physiology present by or before birth) 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)

Application

All of our students, employees, administration, and volunteers must affirm and adhere to this doctrinal and religious absolute Statement on Marriage and Human sexuality to qualify for involvement with DTS.  This is necessary to accomplish our religious mission, goals, and purpose.  Behavior or counter-witnessing that does otherwise will impede and burden our integrity and religious mission.  We believe that God’s grace can wipe the slate clean of guilt and sin, though the consequences are still incurred. 

Authority

The Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God, acting as the source of authority over morality, our beliefs, Christian lifestyle and conduct. The Board of Incorporate Members is charged with the ministerial responsibility of Biblical interpretation and promulgating religious policy. The Board of Incorporate Members will determine life application as well as final matters relating to institutional theology, philosophy, Christian practice, faith, divine truth, morality, and theological and doctrinal resolutions.

 

La declaración sobre el matrimonio y la sexualidad humana

Introducción

  • Nosotros creemos que todos los asuntos de la fe y la conducta deben ser evaluadas de acuerdo a la Biblia, la Palabra de Dios, la cual es nuestra guía inspirada e infalible. (2 Timoteo 3:16-17). Ya que la Biblia habla de la naturaleza de los seres humanos y su sexualidad, es imperativo entender correctamente y expresar lo que enseña la Biblia sobre estos asuntos.
  • Nosotros creemos que Dios ha ordenado y creado que el matrimonio existe entre un hombre y una mujer, con fidelidad matrimonial absoluta. La Biblia describe valores específicos acerca del hogar y de la familia, los cuales incluyen los distintos roles de los esposos y sus esposas, padres y madres, e hijos. Creemos firmemente que debemos mantener la dignidad de cada individuo mientras aceptamos los principios invariables y antiguos de la verdad bíblica.

Nuestras creencias religiosas-espirituales

Según la Escritura Sagrada y la enseñanza constante de la iglesia universal, creemos:

  • El matrimonio — el Seminario Teológico de Dallas (DTS) define el matrimonio como una unión permanente, exclusiva, completa, y conyugal “de una carne” entre un hombre y una mujer ordenada intrínsecamente para la reproducción y la familia biológica, y la fomentación del bien moral, espiritual, y público de unir el padre, la madre, y el hijo. (Génesis 1:27-28; Génesis 2:18-24; Mateo 19:4-9; Marco 10:5-9; Efesios 5:31-33 )
  • La inmoralidad — DTS cree que los actos sexuales fuera del matrimonio son prohibidos como pecado. Consecuentemente, los estudiantes, los profesores, la administración y el personal de DTS deben resistir y abstenerse de cualquier y todo acto sexual fuera del matrimonio — incluyendo, pero no limitado a: la cohabitación, el adulterio, la fornicación, el incesto, la zoofilia, la pornografía, la prostitución, el voyerismo, la pedofilia, el exhibicionismo, la sodomía, la poligamia, el polyamor, el matrimonio personal, o actos sexuales del mismo sexo. (Éxodo 20:14; Levítico 18:7-23; Levítico 20:10-21; Deuteronomio 5:18; Mateo 15:19; Mateo 5:27-28; Mateo 15:19; Romanos 1:26-27; 1 Corintios 6:9-13; 1 Tesalonicenses 4:3; Hebreos 13:4; Gálatas 5:19; Efesios 4:17-19; Colosenses 3:5 )
  • La identidad sexual — DTS cree que Dios creó al ser humano a su imagen: varón (hombre) y hembra (mujer), diferente sexualmente pero con igualdad de dignidad personal. Por lo tanto, los estudiantes, los profesores, la administración, y los empleados de DTS deben afirmar su sexo biológico y abstenerse de cualquier y todo intento de físicamente cambiar, ajustar, o no estar de acuerdo con su creado sexo biológico predominante — incluyendo, pero no se limita a la electiva de cambio de sexo, actos o conducta travestido, transexual, o “genderqueer” no-binaria. (Génesis 1:26-28; Romanos 1:26-32; 1 Corintios 6:9-11)
  • La orientación sexual — DTS cree que Dios creó y ordenó la sexualidad humana para la unión permanente, exclusiva, completa, y conyugal “de una carne” entre un hombre y una mujer ordenada intrínsecamente para la reproducción y familia biológica, y la fomentación del bien moral, espiritual, y público de unir el padre, la madre, y el hijo. Por lo tanto, los estudiantes, los profesores, la administración, y los empleados de DTS deben afirmar la sexualidad complementaria entre un hombre y una mujer y resistir a la tentación de la atracción del mismo sexo y abstenerse de cualquier y todo/a acto o conducta del mismo sexo, los cuales son evidencias de todo el mundo gimiendo bajo el pecado y están fuera del orden diseñado por Dios para la prosperidad humana y su gloria. (Génesis 1:27; Génesis 2:24; Mateo 19:4-6; Marcos 10:5-9; Romanos 1:26-27; 1 Corintios 6:9-11; Efesios 5:25-27; Apocalipsis 19:7-9; Apocalipsis 21:2)
  • La redención sexual — DTS cree que todos han pecado y están destituidos de la gloria de Dios y por lo tanto, la redención, el perdón, y la purificación espiritual está disponible para todos los pecados. Por lo tanto, los estudiantes, los profesores, la administración, y los empleados de DTS deben recibir y tratar con respeto, compasión, y sensibilidad a todos que sienten atracciones al mismo sexo o confiesan actos de inmoralidad sexual pero quienes se han comprometido a resistir la tentación sexual, absteniéndose de la inmoralidad sexual, y conformando su conducta a de declaración sobre el matrimonio y la humanidad sexual de DTS. (Mateo 11:28-30; Romanos 3:23; Efesios 2:1-10; 1 Corintios 10:13; Hebreos 2:17-18; Hebreos 4:14-16; 1 Juan 1:9 )
  • El celibato — DTS cree que el Espíritu Santo concede dos opciones para la conducta de la sexualidad humana que dan vida: (1) la unión conyugal “de una carne” entre un hombre y una mujer, y (2) el celibato. Cualquiera de los dos es un regalo de Dios, dado como él quiera para su gloria y el bien de los que lo recibirán y se regocijarán en su regalo para ellos. El celibato y la soltería deben ser celebrados y afirmados dentro del seminario. (Génesis 1:27-28; 2:18; 21:24; Mateo 19:4-6; Marcos 10:5-8; Hebreos 13:4; 1 Corintios 7:1-8; Mateo 19:12; Mateo 19:12; Romanos 12:10; 1 Timoteo 5:1-2 )

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 )