4. We believe that this freedom is attained through a process which includes recognizing homosexual behavior as sin, renouncing the practice of homosexual behavior, submitting oneself to Bible study and discipleship, embracing a biblically acceptable sexual lifestyle, and realizing that in the age to come, we will receive a glorified body that will be free from every sinful temptation. We believe that this freedom comes through faith in Jesus Christ, by the power of his Spirit. (Romans 8:1-11)
7. We affirm that both heterosexual and homosexual persons should find love, help and encouragement in the church to engage in the Biblical battle against all improper sexual thoughts and behaviors (II Corinthians 2:5-7; Galatians 6:1, 2; James 5:19, 20).