REVISED and UPDATED…
MARRIAGE: Biblical Reference: We defer this issue to the reference of Gospel refereed to in the book of;
Matthew, chapter 19 verses 4 – 6 and it states as follows; 4) And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’ 5) and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? 6) So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate”. And, The Old Testament book of Leviticus, chapter 18, verse 22. As well as Leviticus, chapter 20, verse 13. Which states “ 13) If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them.” … (NKJV)
Note: The sanctity of marriage is sacred and no other union is acceptable. This goes also for the general consensus that Gay and Lesbian couples should be allowed the sacred right of the union of marriage. This union would be by scriptures standard a sin, in the eyes of God.
For the sake of debate and argument we here in the ministry of the New Horizons Church of the Celtic Cross and the Traditional Old Catholic Celtic Church of the Cross, the New Catholic Church of the Celtic Cross as well as the Celtic Cross Foundation of Ministry and all of it’s subsidiaries, hold fast and dear to our heart and biblical belief, to the sanction of the union of matrimony. Only recognizing it as between a man and a woman and all other circumstances are ungodly and a sin.
If mankind passes a law or rules to allow such a union than let the governments perform the service through the means of the Justice of the Peace, the Mayor or if at sea than by the Captain of the vessel. (This obligation should be made as an option. Meaning that the requirement should not be forced upon an individual to preform such a duty if their personal moral and or ethical standard would cause them undo stress or credibility issues. But done only of their own free will. By No means order to preform the union).
NOTE: By no means will a union or the individual support of, be preformed or sanctioned by this ministry or any affiliate members or ministries or missionaries and or ordained clergy. We in this ministry and our affiliate ministries do not and will not support such sanctions or said union of the such under any circumstance. For the Law of God supersedes and is the precedence for which we stand united with the Creator. This stance is reaffirmed by our governance of Canon Law. Which will be up held and stood by all members of clergy within our ministry be they male or female. If a union is preformed by anyone of our clergy that does not adhere to this mandate, they will be excommunicated and the marriage / union will be Nell-envoid posthaste and deemed not legal by this ministry and in the eyes of God, the Creator of all.
By Official Mandate and Order hence forth, Now and always will be, attached to our Belief Statement on our ministry Website and backed up as well as enforced and up held by strict adherence to our Ministry Standard and Canon Law… (www.celticcrossministry.com)
Bishop Andrew R. M. Manley DD., M.R.Php., O.S.A., O.S.P., O.S.B., O.S.BB.
Electronically Signed, and official, by the Bishop and Chairman of the C.C.F.M. And all affiliate ministry subdivisions.