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Resolution On Christian Schools

WHEREAS, In our free society, American families and churches face competing worldviews; and

WHEREAS, Many secular worldviews are in opposition to the truths of God’s Word; and

WHEREAS, Our children and youth are exposed to such secular worldviews through our nation’s institutions, media, and humanistic curricula; and

WHEREAS, The Bible invests parents with the primary responsibility for the education of their children (Deuteronomy 6); and

WHEREAS, Parents and teachers need educational resources to instill a biblical worldview in the hearts and minds of future generations; and

WHEREAS, There is a critical need for additional teachers who are educated in a biblical worldview.

Therefore be it RESOLVED, that we, the messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention, meeting June 15-16, 1999 in Atlanta, Georgia, commend LifeWay Christian Resources for its emphasis on Kingdom Education and the development of curricula designed to teach children and youth from a biblical perspective; and

Be it further RESOLVED, that we commend those seminaries, colleges, and universities, which have addressed the need for educators trained to reach from a biblical worldview; and

Be it further RESOLVED, that we appeal to all Southern Baptist churches to consider carefully how they can help meet this need by supporting educational programs that follow biblical principles, whether they are implemented in Christian, private, public, or home schools; and

Be it finally RESOLVED, that we urge churches to enter into and vigorously support education programs for children and youth that will provide biblically-based education.