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2008 Response to a Climate Change Declaration

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Why I will not sign

ALEXANDRIA, La. (BP)–Recently a number of conservative Southern Baptist leaders endorsed the document, “A Southern Baptist Declaration on the Environment and Climate Change,” which asserts: “We believe our current denominational engagement with [climate change] issues has often been too timid, failing to produce a unified moral voice. Our cautious response to these issues in the […]

Seminary student’s climate change project is not SBC’s

WASHINGTON (BP)–Jonathan Merritt, a 25-year-old student at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C., captured widespread media attention March 10 in releasing a statement titled “A Southern Baptist Declaration on the Environment and Climate Change.” The so-called “Southern Baptist” statement is not an initiative of the Southern Baptist Convention which voiced its views on […]

2007 SBC resolution: ‘On Global Warming’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)—Following is the full text of the Southern Baptist Convention resolution “On Global Warming” adopted during the June 2007 SBC annual meeting in San Antonio: WHEREAS, God is not a distant bystander with respect to human affairs, but judges all people and holds them accountable for their thoughts and actions (Psalm 24:1; Isaiah […]

2006 SBC resolution: ‘Environmentalism …’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)—Following is the full text of the Southern Baptist Convention’s 2006 resolution “On Environmentalism And Evangelicals” adopted during the June 2006 SBC annual meeting in Greensboro, N.C.: WHEREAS, In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1), declared it good (Genesis 1:4, 10, 12, 18, 21, 32), and it reveals […]

Full text of SBECI declaration

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)—Following is the full text of “A Southern Baptist Declaration on the Environment and Climate Change” issued March 10 by seminary student Jonathan Merritt and signed by 46 other Southern Baptists: Preamble Southern Baptists have always been a confessional people, giving testimony to our beliefs, which are based upon the doctrines found […]