The Bible Seminary (TBS) is an independent, non-denominational, 501(c)(3) charitable institution of higher education incorporated in Texas in 2010 to offer training for laity and vocational ministry professionals.
Where We Stand on Some Controversial Social Issues
We believe God created humans in His image, intentionally and immutably male and female, each bringing unique and complementary qualities to sexuality and relationships (Genesis 1:27, 2:21-24, 3:16-20, 4:1; Matthew 19:4-5; Ephesians 5:22-33). Celibacy, marriage, and sexuality in general are gifts from God to be expressed: (1) within specific boundaries He designed for our safety and pleasure, and, (2) within the confines of His purposes, which include gratefully honoring the Lord with our bodies and minds (Proverbs 6:20-7:27; Matthew 6:27-30; Romans 12:1-2; I Corinthians 7:19-20; Ephesians 4:17-5:20; Philippians 1:20-2:16).
Sexual acts within marriage are God’s solely ordained method for moral human procreation (Genesis 1:27-28, 2:18-24; Matthew 19:4-9; Mark 10:5-9; Ephesians 5:31). Sexual acts condemned in the Bible include but are not limited to adultery, bestiality, fornication, incest, lust, prostitution, same-sex sexual acts, sodomy, and voyeurism (Exodus 20:14; Leviticus 18:7-23, 20:10-21, 21:9; Deuteronomy 5:18; Matthew 5:27-28, 15:19; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9-13; Galatians 5:19; Ephesians 4:17-19; Colossians 3:5; 1 Thessalonians 4:3; Hebrews 13:4). Therefore, we believe variant sexual behaviors such as bi-sexuality, homosexuality, lesbianism, pedophilia, transgenderism, and transsexualism are sinful and defy God’s natural order, plans, and purposes (Leviticus 18:22; 20:13; Genesis 19; Jude 7; Romans 1:26-32; 1 Timothy 1:9-11; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11). We do not believe in ordaining self-avowed practicers of any of these or any other sexual sins, and do not believe in ceremonies that celebrate same-sex unions (Romans 1:18-32).