Article 28. Marriage and Singleness

Definition of Marriage

Marriage was established by God to join a man and a woman together for life. A believer is only allowed to marry another believer. Genesis 2:18-25, Ephesians 5:22-33, 1 Corinthians 7:39-40, Romans 7:1-3

Purpose of Marriage

Marriage serves a variety of God-ordained purposes. Its primary purpose is to function as a picture of the relationship between Jesus Christ and the Church. Therefore, the goal of marriage is to sanctify the couple. A secondary purpose is to provide companionship. Another reason is procreation. Marriage also functions to provide a legitimate outlet for our sexual drive. Genesis 2:18-25, Genesis 1:26-31, Proverbs 2:17, Malachi 2:13-14, 1 Corinthians 7:1-7, Ephesians 5:22-33

The Legitimacy of Singleness

Although most individuals will get married, there is a special enabling for some to be single. Singleness provides greater freedom for service to the Lord and is to be honored in the church. Matthew 19:10-12, 1 Corinthians 7:25-40, 1 Thessalonians 4:3-8, 1 Corinthians 7:8-9


*We would like to thank the New Covenant Church Cebu for allowing us to study and use their Statement of Faith as a basis of our own with some little or minor revisions to fit our core beliefs. Some articles remained as is because we believe that it accurately describes ours and so changes at this point is not necessary. We believe as a church that we are much closer to New Covenant Theology and furthest away from Dispensational Theology. In terms of the covenants, some of us hold to a pre-fall covenant and an overaching covenant of grace. But generally we are NCT.