9.4 Marriage is a lifelong covenantal union between one natural man and one natural woman; it must be entered into publicly and formally. It was ordained by God at creation for the mutual help of husband and wife, and for the propagation of the human race (Genesis 1:27–282:20–24Deuteronomy 24:1Matthew 19:4–6). Marriage is thus the basis of the family, which is the es­sential building-block of any stable society (Exodus 20:12Deuteronomy 6:7Malachi 2:15Ephesians 6:1–3).

Article 9.4

This is an extract from Crystal Park Baptist Church Benoni‘s Confession of Faith. While our members must affirm the Statement of Belief our elders must, in addition, affirm the Confession of Faith. The document represents: the sound doctrine we teach, a unity between us on key aspects of the Christian faith, sets a clear expectation to our members and represents the leadership’s hopes for the congregation as a whole. This Confession is held by elders of member churches of Sola 5. Sola 5 is an association of God-centred evangelicals in Southern Africa currently with member churches in Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

More about Crystal Park Baptist Church Benoni’s Confession of Faith here: https://tinyurl.com/yb57w8o9.

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