Iron Faith Fellowship Regarding Marriage

1. This Church (Iron Faith Fellowship) believes in the sanctity of the marital union as described in scripture:

     a. God created the first marriage as a sacred covenant relationship between one man and one woman for the  purpose  of procreation, companionship, and dominion over creation, in keeping with the covenant relationship God  himself established with his own creation (Genesis 2:15-24, Romans 1:16-32); and

     b. Jesus blessed and marriage celebration between a man and a woman with his presence and his first public miracle, thereby affirming the traditional definition of marriage as a cornerstone of every culture and community (John 2:1-11); and further that he advised those who are for congenital or psychological reasons unable to enter into marriage (i.e. between a man and a woman) to remain single and therefore celibate (Matthew 19:4-12); and

     c. Society  historically has embraced this traditional definition of marriage, eschewing all other unions as unnatural, inappropriate, and anti-social, and has  advocated the family unit of husband and wife and their children as the chief building block of society. (Leviticus 18:22-30; Psalm 127:3-5; Romans 1:16-32; 1 Corinthians 7:1-2; Hebrews 13:4). 

2. This Church (Iron Faith Fellowship) Adheres to the doctrinal statements on Marriage and Family by our non-denominational status, stating  that  marriage is to be defined biblically and theologically in God's own terms rather than man-made terms; and further that this church intentionally adheres to the highest standards for marriage, namely biblical standards, and that other legal definitions and court actions are secondary to biblical mandate. 

3. This Church (Iron faith fellowship) affirms that all marriage ceremonies performed in the name of this church and any related celebrations or activities allowed in it's facilities shall be for unions that meet the standards named in  this church constitution, and further, that the church ministers and staff engage only in marriage ceremonies in keeping with this church's adopted biblical and theological definition of  marriage.