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Resolution On The Family

WHEREAS, The family was ordained by God to be the basic institution of society; and

WHEREAS, The family and biblical values are under constant attack from materialism, secular humanism, substance abuse, and rebellion against authority; and

WHEREAS, Traditional Christian values of home and family are often attacked and ignored in the media and secular education;

Be it therefore RESOLVED, That the Southern Baptist Convention meeting in annual session June 14-16, 1988, go on record as affirming the importance of the home as the center for Christian nurture, training, and instruction (Proverbs 22:6) and

Be it further RESOLVED, That Christian education in the church regarding biblical standards and moral values be supported by teaching and example in the home;

Be it further RESOLVED, That Southern Baptists express our appreciation for those organizations and ministries which uphold the standards of God concerning proper moral and family values; and

Be it finally RESOLVED, That we believe that devotion to God, respect for authority, obedience to divine commands, self-discipline, self-control, and love should be both modeled and taught (1 Timothy 1:5) in the home.