Social and Moral Issues
In the midst of rapidly changing values and social norms, we believe that the Bible offers us an unchanging foundation on matters of right and wrong. We believe that God is the only one with the authority to establish moral truths. Our job, as part of his creation, is to seek his will and follow his standards on all things.
Here is where LifeBridge stands on some of the current social issues:
Scripture tells us that sex is a gift from God, to be used only between one man and one woman within the sanctity of a marriage that lasts a lifetime. Anything outside of that (sex before marriage, homosexual sex, adultery, divorce, etc) is a sin against God and something that will ultimately bring hurt and heartache to individuals and to society.
But, we also know from Scripture that Jesus has a great heart and compassion for people who are devastated by sin. He routinely reached out to people in all sorts of sinful situations, calling on them to leave their life of sin and to turn to God who loves and forgives unconditionally. We try to live by the same standard. We love and welcome sinners (we’re in the same boat!), but boldly call people to leave their sin and base their life on the standards that God has given us.
We believe that God is the giver of life, and the only one who has the authority to take away life. As such, we strongly believe that every life should be protected – from the unborn child to the invalid nearing the end of his or her life. While human reason might give us arguments for ending life, we trust that God has given every life a purpose and believe that it is not our place to interfere with His plans.
We believe people of different faiths can work together on certain areas of morality, civil rights and human care. While we welcome and respect people of different beliefs, the ultimate goal of faith is the salvation of a person’s soul – which can only come through faith in Jesus Christ. (Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”)