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Resolution On Lords Day Observance

WHEREAS, There is a wide tendency in many communities toward a seven-day business week;

WHEREAS, The Supreme Court of the United States has recently made a far-reaching decision supporting the legality of a law setting aside a day of rest; and

WHEREAS, There are requests for the designation of Sunday as a day of worship by the laws of the land

THEREFORE, The Southern Baptist Convention requests the Baptist Joint Committee on Public Affairs to assemble and disseminate full information on the developments and the values in this matter, and that it encourage a broad study and discussion of this information in the Convention so as to clarify the meaning of Baptist concern for religious liberty as it applies in this area; and that the Baptist Sunday School Board and the Christian Life Commission give attention as to the religious and ethical implications of this problem.