NATURAL FAMILY (2002)

WHEREAS the Church of God gives priority to fulfilling family responsibilities, to preserving the sanctity of marriage, and to maintaining divine order in the home; and

WHEREAS the Church of God believes marriage should be a lifelong commitment; and

WHEREAS God has ordained the husband to be head of the home; and

WHEREAS parents are to provide substance, care, and guidance for their children; and

WHEREAS children are to obey and honor their parents; and

WHEREAS the family is the foundation of society as well as the church, we recognize the responsibility to provide family-centered ministries that promote and preserve the natural family as ordained by God;

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that we challenge national, state, and local leaders to pledge their dedication and support to the families we serve; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that in accordance with Biblical principles, we pledge our prayerful support and love for those who are faced with alternative family arrangements, broken homes, blended families, and single-parent families, as we strive to provide ministry, which will bring salvation, restoration, and hope for a brighter future.

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For over 125 years the Church of God has been a distinctive movement focused upon communicating the gospel in the power of the Holy Spirit. Presently, the Church of God has a world-wide membership of over 7 million with a presence in nearly 180 countries.

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The Church of God International Offices is located on 40 acres at the corner of Keith and 25th Streets in Cleveland, Tennessee.