BIBLICAL PRECEPTS 

In light of the Equality Act 2010, we clarify our doctrine as follows. We follow the teaching of the Bible that all sexual practices outside heterosexual marriage of one man and one woman are sinful and wrong, This includes bigamy, adultery and pre-marital sexual relations (see Genesis 2:24, Exodus 20:14, Matthew 19: 4-6, Acts 15: 20), homosexual practices (see Romans 1:26-28, 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 and 1Timothy 1:8-10) and pornography (see Matthew 5:28- 29). The Bible teaches us that the love of God extends to all people regardless of their actions but it also teaches that we must not be actively or passively complicit in sin (see 1 Timothy 5:22 and 1 Samuel 2) and that faith without works is dead (see James 2:17). It is, therefore, part of our doctrine that [in relation to any activities of the CIO] we [must] in no way condone, promote, assist or encourage any of these practices. [This includes, but is not limited to, the hiring out of premises or facilities for activities organised by third parties.]