SPANISH FORT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH SESSION STATEMENT
FOLLOWING THE ACTIONS OF THE 221st GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Spanish Fort Presbyterian Church is a welcoming community equipping all persons to joyfully serve Jesus Christ.
We hold fast to Christ’s teachings that all who sincerely seek a relationship with Jesus Christ are welcome in this particular church and are free to participate within the fellowship of believers even though they may not agree with the following interpretation.
The Session of Spanish Fort Presbyterian Church will stand firm upon the definition of marriage as being between a man and a woman and we will continue to teach that definition, even if the definition of marriage is changed in the Book of Order.
Marriage is a gift God has given to all humankind for the
well-being of the entire human family. Marriage is a civil contract
between a woman and a man. For Christians marriage is a
covenant through which a man and a woman are called to live out
together before God their lives of discipleship. In a service of
Christian marriage a lifelong commitment is made by a woman
and a man to each other, publicly witnessed and acknowledged
by the community of faith. (Book Of Order W-4.9001)
We are a congregation that seeks to be constantly led by the Holy Spirit under the authority of the Bible, the authoritative Word of God and the all-sufficient rule for faith and life. As the people of God we are committed to following Jesus, taking part in His redemptive mission to the world. We believe we are called to be witnesses for the Gospel message in every time and place.
Spanish Fort Presbyterian Church is a diverse congregation living in times when the greater body of Christ is also quite diverse. May we re-commit to one another and to Almighty God that we will remain faithful to His Word seeking to embody the grace and love of our Savior across all differences.
May God bless us as we seek to serve Him for the sake of God’s Kingdom.
Respectfully Submitted by the Session of Spanish Fort Presbyterian Church, November 23, 2014.