NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–Concern over “New Age globalism” was voiced by the Southern Baptist Convention when messengers gathered in Orlando, Fla., for the SBC annual meeting, June 13-14.
The resolution, titled, “On the Threat of New Age Globalism,” states:
“WHEREAS, The New Age globalism movement advocates a one-world government, a one-world religion, and a one-world economy; and
“WHEREAS, The success of New Age globalism would mean the destruction of the sovereignty of nations; and
“WHEREAS, New Age globalism also poses a threat to the traditional family, proposing recognition of five genders (male, female, homosexual, bisexual, transsexual), wholesale abortion as a means of population control, and the elevation of the rights of children above parents, asserting that the state has the primary responsibility for the upbringing of children (Genesis 1:27; Leviticus 18:22; Psalm 139:13-16; Deuteronomy 6:4-9); and
“WHEREAS, A key principle behind globalism is the philosophy of secular humanism, a foundational component of which is the belief that no religion can or does possess objective truth and that all religions are of equal worth; and
“WHEREAS, The Christian faith is clear in stating that there is one God (1 Corinthians 8:4) and that faith in His Son is the only way of salvation (John 14:6); and
“WHEREAS, Scripture teaches that God has marked the times and boundaries of the nations of the earth (Acts 17:26).
“Therefore, be it RESOLVED, That the messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention, meeting in Orlando, Florida, June 13-14, 2000, urge all Christians to become informed about New Age globalism; and
“Be it further RESOLVED, That we urge Congress, the President and other national leaders to guard our national sovereignty, to prevent the placement of American troops under foreign military command or direction, to scrutinize and reverse the trend toward globalism, and to resist its encroachments by certain elements within our own government, the United Nations, and other organizations; and
“Be it further RESOLVED, That we urge our political, educational, business, and religious leaders to do all in their power to protect the traditional family and reject all assaults against the family which have proliferated through various conferences and organizations within the United Nations (e.g., the Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing in 1995, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child) and other groups; and
“Be it finally RESOLVED, That we implore Christians to give primary allegiance to the Lord Jesus Christ, to commit to serve Him at any cost, and to demonstrate love for country by praying and standing for national sovereignty.”