ON SUPPORT OF THE BIBLICAL DEFINITION OF MARRIAGE
WHEREAS, the Bible teaches that God is the author of marriage, and that He established marriage as an act between a male and a female (Genesis 1:28, 2:24; Matthew 19:4-6, and,
WHEREAS, The Baptist Faith and Message states: "Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime". (The Baptist Faith and Message 2000, Article XVIII. "The Family"); and
WHEREAS, Southern Baptists, Alabama Baptists, and Chilton Baptists have consistently affirmed their support of the biblical definition of marriage as the exclusive union of one man and one woman; and
WHEREAS, Court decisions in recent weeks have effectively abolished biblical marriage as the only legally sanctioned form in Alabama and other states across our nation; and
WHEREAS, the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions, meeting in Montgomery on February 6, 2015, expressed moral outrage, intense grief and strong disagreement over court rulings that have set our culture in a direction against the biblical definition of marriage; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, that we, the Members of the Executive Team of the Chilton Baptist Association meeting at Clanton, Alabama, February 19, 2015, affirm our support of the biblical definition of marriage as the exclusive union between one man and one woman; and be it further
RESOLVED, we encourage the members of our churches to help preserve marriage as a sacred union between a man and a woman by living lives that model commitment to the Word of God, exemplify devotion to moral purity, and celebrate family responsibility, and be it finally
RESOLVED, that we challenge our pastors to speak strongly, prophetically, and redemptively concerning the decline of the family, the urgent need to protect biblical marriage, the necessity of repentance, and the certainty that the blood of Christ can atone for any sin.
The Chilton Baptist Association Executive Team
Rev. William Kee, Moderator
Dr. Larry Felkins, Director of Missions
Adopted on February 19, 2015 by CBA Executive Team
WHERE IS HOPE FOR AMERICA?
The purpose of the Christian Ethics & Issues Team is to represent Christian moral and ethical concerns throughout our county. These include, but are not limited to: sanctity of human life, race relations, alcohol and other drugs, religious freedom, Christian persecution, gambling, pornography, etc. The goal is to make Christians more aware of critical moral and social issues, to lead in Christian action, and to rally the churches to combat moral and social concerns.
The Ethic and Religious Liberty Commission for the Southern Baptist Convention is pleased to announce a new Web Page to equip believers on the issue of pornography. It's packed with insightful interviews, helpful articles, and a free, downloadable bulletin insert. Click on new Web Page above.
The Sanctity of Human Life (Pro-Life) is a Biblical,
Spiritual, Moral Issue, not the agenda of any particular political party or
group. It is not a matter of liberal versus conservative. It is a
matter of LIFE or DEATH! It is a cause around which all Christians
(Democrat and Republican) can and should unite
ABORTION: Life or Death
The pictures below depict and describe the procedure commonly referred to as
Partial Birth Abortion
Used with permission of the National Right to Life Committee
I Timothy 2:1-2 presents a clear guideline for how we should pray for our government officials, regardless of their political platform. "I urge then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone - for kings, and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness."
It is our Biblical and patriotic duty to pray for our leaders.
PRAY FOR OUR NATION
We have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us! It behooves us, then, to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins, and to pray for clemency and forgiveness.
President Abraham Lincoln, in National Proclamation of Prayer and Repentance, 1863
The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention
SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE
Each one of the 100 crosses placed in the front lawn of Chilton Baptist Association represented 480,000 innocent babies killed since 1973 through abortion. The crosses were provided through the Senior Adult Ministry of Chilton Baptist Association.