Southern Baptist Convention

WHEREAS, Dastardly acts of terrorists like those in Iran and blatant violations of international law like those of Russia in Afghanistan remind us that we live in a sinful and dangerous world, and

WHEREAS, We realistically acknowledge the timely reassessment of our nation's security needs and we appreciate the attention given to spend for defense, and

WHEREAS, Christians are, by definition, followers of the Prince of Peace and dedicated to "follow after the things which made for peace,"

Be it therefore RESOLVED, That we openly admit to the conflict within our own beings between the longing for world peace and the gnawing need to prepare deterrents to war, and

Be it further RESOLVED, That we work at ways actively to wage peace in the world, teaching and praying in our homes and churches.

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