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5 Things to Look for at the Southern Baptist Convention Meeting in Dallas

5 Things to Look for at the Southern Baptist Convention Meeting in Dallas

Resolution Denouncing Social Justice Movement

MLK50 Conference hosted by the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention and The Gospel Coalition in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 2018. | (Photo: Rocket Republic via Flicker)

One of the resolutions submitted will ask the SBC to denounce the social justice movement and to refrain from using terms like "social justice" and "social justice warriors" when describing Christian activism and ethics.

Submitted by messenger Grady Arnold, the resolution argues that social justice is "based on anti-biblical and destructive concepts of Marxist ideology" and also a "vehicle to promote abortion, homosexuality, gender confusion, and a host of other ideas that are ... antithetical to the gospel, the Christian worldview, and of God's call to holiness."

"Southern Baptists ought to be further warned by the example of the Methodist and Episcopal denominations that have already embraced the social justice movement, and instead of growing in number, these same denominations continue to lose membership at an alarmingly fast rate," states the resolution.

"... we encourage churches in preaching, teaching, and in discipleship to address the issues of racial reconciliation, poverty, the environment, sexual and gender issues, immigration, and education from a Christian worldview and reject the ideological underpinnings and verbiage of the social justice movement."

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