Ground Zero seeks to advance the cause of Christ by working alongside other believers. Because there are so many life issues being discussed in the media that are raising valid questions about faith, doctrine and the interpretation of scripture, we have developed the following Biblical positions. This is not a complete list of what we think the Bible has to say, but rather a current list of what God has shown us through prayer, study, reflection and discussion with other Christian leaders.
We believe marriage is between one man and one woman.
Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. (Genesis 2:24, ESV)
About Sexual Purity
We believe God calls Christ-followers to sexual purity. Sex is a gift from God to be treasured solely within a marriage relationship. In striving for sexual purity, we also believe that Christ-followers should abstain from living with someone of the opposite sex outside of marriage.
Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous. (Hebrews 13:4, ESV)
We believe God calls Christ-followers to abstain from sexual relationships or marriage with members of the same sex.
You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination. (Leviticus 18:22, ESV)
For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error. And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. (Romans 1:26-28, ESV)
About Abortion and Life
We believe that God creates and sustains all life. Life begins at conception and ends in His time.
You give life to everything. (Nehemiah 9:6, NIV)
For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. (Psalm 139:13, ESV)
About Alcohol and Substance Abuse
We believe in the indwelling Holy Spirit and as such, Christ-followers are charged with caring for their bodies by avoiding any substances that would abuse them or tempt others to abuse theirs.
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? (1 Corinthians 6:19, ESV)
Do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit. (Ephesians 5:18, ESV)
Therefore let us not pass judgment on one another any longer, but rather decide never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother. (Romans 14:13, ESV)