We believe 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 God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between one man and one woman who are married to one another. We believe God has commanded that no sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between one man and one woman. We believe all forms of sexual immorality (for example: lust, adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, and use of pornography) are sinful and offensive to God.
We believe God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. We believe every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity. We renounce any hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual and consider them not in agreement with Scripture, nor the doctrines and spirit of The Rock Community Church.
We also teach that the faithful proclamation of the Scriptures, including the call to repentance, does not constitute hate speech, or hateful and harassing behavior, but is instead a fundamental part of the church’s loving mission to the world.