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Colorado Statement on Biblical Sexual Morality” sebagai Dasar
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The Colorado Statement on
Biblical Sexual Morality (abridged)
The Bible reveals that God’s character defines for us what
it means to be sexually pure: God’s mandate to His people
is to “be holy, because I am holy.”
We believe that God intends for people to enjoy sex within
His established limits. However, because we live in a fallen
world, we also believe the following:
Desire and experience cannot be trusted to set the morality
of sex. The morality of sex is set by God’s holiness.
God’s standard is purity in every thought about sex,
as well as in every act of sex. Sexual purity is violated
even in thoughts that never proceed to outward acts. Sex must never
be used to oppress, wrong or take advantage of anyone. Rape, incest,
sexual abuse, pedophilia, voyeurism, prostitution and pornography
always exploit and corrupt.
God's standards for sexual moral purity protect human happiness.
But sex is not entitlement, nor is it needed for personal
wholeness or emotional maturity.
God calls some to a life of marriage and others to lifelong
celibacy, but His calling to either state is a divine gift
worthy of honor and respect. No one is morally compromised by following
God’s call to either state, and no one can justify opposing
a divine call to either state by denying the moral goodness of that
Sexual behavior is moral only
within the institution of heterosexual, monogamous marriage.
Marriage is secure only when established by an unconditional, covenantal
commitment to lifelong fidelity, and we should not separate what
God has joined. Christians continue to debate whether there are
a limited number of situations in which divorce is justifiable,
but all agree that divorce is never God’s ideal; lifelong
commitment should always be the Christian's goal.
Marriage protects the transcendent significance of personal sexual
intimacy. Heterosexual union in marriage expresses the
same sort of holy, exclusive, permanent, complex, selfless, and
complementary intimacy that some day will characterize the union
of Christ with the redeemed and glorified Church.
Sex in marriage should be an act of love and grace that
transcends the petty sins of human selfishness, and should
be set aside only when both partners agree to do so, and then only
for a limited time of concentrated prayer.
Sex outside of marriage is never moral. This includes all forms
of intimate sexual stimulation that stir up sexual passion between
unmarried partners. Such behavior offends God, and often causes
physical and emotional pain and loss in this life. Refusal to repent
of sexual sin may indicate that a person never has entered into
a saving relationship with Jesus Christ.
The Old and New Testaments uniformly condemn sexual contact
between persons of the same sex; and God has decreed that
no one can ever excuse homosexual behavior by blaming his or her
The moral corruption of sexual sin can be fully forgiven
through repentance and faith in Christ's atonement, but
physical and emotional scars caused by sexual sin cannot always
be erased in this life.
Christians must grieve with and help those who suffer hard-ship
caused by sexual immorality, even when it is caused by
their own acts of sin. But we must give aid in ways that do not
deny moral responsibility for sexual behavior.
We want to help men and women understand God's good plan for sexual
conduct, and thereby to realize all the joy, satisfaction and honor
God offers to sexual creatures made in His image.