MARRIAGE, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY STATEMENT
We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. Rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person.
We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other. We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.
We believe that any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, and use of pornography) is sinful and offensive to God. We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of Zion Life Church as the local body of Christ, and to provide a biblical role model to Zion Life Church members and the community, it is imperative that all persons employed by Zion Life Church in any capacity, or who serve as volunteers, agree to and abide by this Statement on Marriage, Gender and Sexuality.
We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity. Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture nor the doctrines of Zion Life Church. Gen. 1:26-27; Gen. 2:18-25; 1 Cor. 6:18, 7:2-5; Heb. 13:4; Matt. 15:18-20; 1 Cor. 6:9-10; Matt. 5:16; Phil. 2:14-16; 1 Thess. 5:22; Acts 3:19-21; Rom. 10:9-10; 1 Cor. 6:9-11; Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31.
ZLC's vision is to cultivate, under the leading of the Holy Spirit, a projectile institution in which God's nation of people can experience spiritual growth and a holistic Godly proclivity toward a personal relationship with Christ Jesus our Lord.
ZLC's mission is to teach, preach and instruct in the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. To assist in the transformation of the believer and spiritual seeker through the process of the Holy Spirit utilizing intentional Christ-centered doctrine to bring one from religion into relationship with God. We believe that this will be accomplished through the unity of divine and human exhibition of Godly love, compassion, creation of a Christian cultural community consistent with the characteristics of Christ, and integration of Christian values to the world through humanitarian works and social engagement.
What We Believe/ Statement of Faith
What We Believe/ Statement of Faith
We believe that we should earnestly contend for God's standard of salvation according to the Apostle's doctrine. In the Word of God we find nothing short of a holy, Spirit-filled life with signs following as on the day of Pentecost. (Acts 2:4; 8:14-17; 10:44-48; 10:1-6, Romans 12:1-2, Hebrews 12:14). The only ground upon which God will embrace reconciliation with man is through repentance from the heart for the sins that he has committed. (Psalm 51:17, Luke 24:47) We believe in water baptism in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the receiving of the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues as the spirit gives utterance. (Acts 2:38; 10:44-48; 19:1-6).
ZLC has no current organizational affiliation. We were founded on the principle that "holiness is a lifestyle", and the Apostolic doctrine is reflective of the christ-centered life that God has destined for ALL nations.