WHEREAS, Time-Life Publications has published the book Early Man with a target group of 9-12 year-old children, and
WHEREAS, Early Man plainly declares that "most modern Christians and Jews" no longer regard the sacred doctrines of biblical creation and heaven and hell as being literal, and
WHEREAS, The Baptist Faith and Message declares these doctrines to be literal as recorded in the Bible,
Therefore be it RESOLVED, That the messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, June 10-12, 1980 reaffirm our belief in a literal biblical creation and a literal heaven and hell, and
Be it further RESOLVED, That individual Southern Baptists be encouraged to write letters to Time-Life Publications, Alexandria, Virginia, protesting the denial of biblical teaching concerning the creation of man as printed in the book, "Early Man."
St. Louis, Missouri