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Monday, June 19, 2006

sbc resolution 55

At the recent Southern Baptist Convention meeting in Greensboro, North Carolina, it was decided that not only alcohol, but adultery and gluttony are also of great concern in our churches and since prohibition is biblical and has proven so effective in the past, it will be extended to sex and food also.

(Appropriate scripture references are included.)

Resolution No. 55


WHEREAS, Years of research confirm biblical warnings that [food] leads to physical, mental, and emotional damage (e.g., Proverbs 28:7); and

WHEREAS, [Sex] has led to countless injuries and deaths on our nation's highways; and

WHEREAS, The breakup of families and homes can be directly and indirectly attributed to [sex] by one or more members of a family; and

WHEREAS, The use of [food] as a recreational [device at potlucks] has been shown to lead individuals down a path of addiction to [food] and toward the use of other kinds of drugs, both legal and illegal; and

WHEREAS, There are some religious leaders who are now advocating the consumption of [meat] based on a misinterpretation of the doctrine of "our freedom in Christ"; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention meeting in Greensboro, North Carolina, June 13-14, 2006, express our total opposition to the manufacturing, advertising, distributing, and consuming of [food]; and be it further

RESOLVED, That we urge that no one be elected to serve as a trustee or member of any entity or committee of the Southern Baptist Convention that [has sex or eats food].

RESOLVED, That we urge Southern Baptists to take an active role in supporting legislation that is intended to curb [sex] in our communities and nation; and be it further

RESOLVED, That we urge Southern Baptists to be actively involved in educating students and adults concerning the destructive nature of [food]; and be it finally

RESOLVED, That we commend organizations and ministries that treat [food]-related problems from a biblical perspective and promote abstinence and encourage local churches to begin and/or support such biblically-based ministries.

Sex, food, and alcohol are gifts of God. On one extreme, Legalism has forbidden sex in marriage, meat in meals, and wine in communion and on the other extreme, carelessness and rebelion in the church has allowed sex before and outside of marriage, gluttony at potlucks, and drunkenness at the Lord's Table. There is no safety in asceticism and no love in laxation. God's word is our arbiter in these matters and we ought to obey God rather than men.

The SBC still has a long way to go in accepting "inerrancy".


Blogger sajini said...

Ahh, it nice to go to a reformed Presbyterian chruch!!!!!!!

Tue Jun 20, 06:12:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Screaming Pirate said...

ahh.. The Fresh smell of legalism in the morning. I dont drink and I have a conviction not to. But I must say. This is uncalled for. This is why when i pastor(Lord willing) an SBC church will not be on the first of my list. This and all the other junk in it... and you forgot rock'n roll. You for got how evil music can be. SBC did not need a resolution on this any more than we needed a resolution on baning coffee. ok , im though ranting.

Thu Jun 22, 07:54:00 AM PDT  
Blogger G. F. McDowell said...

I actually didn't read this til after I edited/pasted my own "amendments" to resolution 5. I genuinely wonder whether that amendment would have generated thoughtful discourse?

Sat Jul 08, 09:21:00 PM PDT  

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