WHEREAS, The Bible reveals God’s design for humanity, organized around the institution of the family; and
WHEREAS, Scripture reveals that human sexuality is a divine gift declared good in His sight and meant for the enjoyment and fulfillment of men and women within the sacred institution of marriage, and only within that institution; and
WHEREAS, Scripture condemns any abuse of sexuality, including premarital sex, adultery, rape, incest, pornography, promiscuity, prostitution, and homosexuality; and
WHEREAS, These authoritative biblical guidelines are now under persistent and concerted attack by a culture of moral relativism, even within the religious community; Now, therefore,
Be it RESOLVED, That the messengers to the 134th session of the Southern Baptist Convention, meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, reaffirm commitment to the bibical standard of sexuality, to the institution of marriage as the joining of a man and a woman before God, and to the family as the foundation of human life and society; and
Be it further RESOLVED, That the Convention call upon all Christians to uphold the biblical standard of human sexuality against all onslaughts, celebrating sexuality as a divine gift to be exercised for the enjoyment and procreation of human beings, but wholly within the command and law of the Lord, under whose holy love, redemptive justice, and righteous judgment all humans stand.