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For full reports and exact statements of the CRCNA position on a particular issue, see references provided below.

우리의 입장

교회는 성적 욕망을 고양하기 위해 음란물을 사용하는 모든 교인에게 그것이 죄임을 인정하도록 강력히 촉구해 왔습니다. 교회는 교인들에게 인간의 성에 대한 성경적 관점을 가르치고 그들이 음란물의 범람에 반대하는 성교육 기관과 연계되도록 격려해야 합니다. 그런 연계는 음란물에 중독된 자들에 대한 기도, 음란물이 사회에 끼치는 영향에 관한 교육, 음란물을 지지하는 기관에 대한 재정적 지원 끊기, 음란물에 대한 공적 담론에서 성에 관련한 성경적 기준을 제시하는 것이 포함됩니다.


In 1987 Classis Grandville overtured synod to take a position against pornography. Synod referred the matter back to the classis, asking it to further research and revise its suggested statement. In 1988 the overture containing the revised statement on pornography and a resolution concerning that issue was adopted by synod.

In 2012 Classis Eastern Canada overtured synod to “take an active stance against pornography,” stating that since 1988 “very little has been done on a denominational level to address this issue and assist the churches in providing healing, while pornographic material has become much more readily available with advances in technology” (Agenda for Synod 2012, p. 477). In response, synod adopted several recommendations urging congregations to address the damage being done through use of pornography today and to “promote a biblically healthy view of human sexuality,” and instructing the Board of Trustees of the Christian Reformed Church to “develop and implement a plan to assist churches” in this endeavor toward awareness, understanding, confession, and healing (Acts of Synod 2012, pp. 758-59).

Synod 2016 adopted a description (updated from 2004) in the Church Order Supplement, citing “participation in pornography” as an example of ungodly conduct (see Church Order Supplement, Article 84; Acts of Synod 2016, p. 716).

References to Agendas and Acts of Synod

Agenda for Synod 1987, pp. 457-58
Acts of Synod 1987, p. 544
Agenda for Synod 1988, pp. 368-69
Acts of Synod 1988, pp. 605-7
Acts of Synod 2004, pp. 611-12
Agenda for Synod 2012, pp. 477-78
Acts of Synod 2012, pp. 758-59
Acts of Synod 2016, p. 865