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Resolution On The American Bible Society

WHEREAS, The Southern Baptist Convention believes that every Christian should share the gospel message with their fellowman, and

WHEREAS, The Word of God in printed form is one of the principal ways to make the gospel known, and

WHEREAS, The American Bible Society as a service organization to the Southern Baptist churches endeavors to provide the Scriptures that the churches need at a price they can afford,

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, That the messengers of the Convention urge all Southern Baptists to make certain that the Word of God is available to everyone in a form they can read and understand, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That we encourage all our churches to name an American Bible Society church representative for each local congregation to assist in this vital outreach ministry, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That we urge Southern Baptists everywhere to uphold and support the work of the American Bible Society.