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PROPHETIC RESOLUTIONS?

December 26, 2011

Lately, at the instigation of a new friend, I’ve been revisiting the aberrant teachings of the New Age movement and its connection to globalism.  In my Net perusing I happened upon the Southern Baptist Convention’s 1988 and 2000 resolutions denouncing it.  Interestingly, we can see their prophetic warnings being increasingly solidified as we head into global chaos on a grand scale.   I was happy to see the stand they took and thought I would post it for those who think Baptists, especially Southern Baptists, too legalistic.  Each church is autonomous and can be diverse in many ways, but most try to uphold the standards of SBC resolutions.

Resolution On The New Age Movement
June 1988

WHEREAS, The philosophy proliferated by the New Age movement is as old as the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3), where Satan perpetrated three of the false beliefs of the New Age movement, promising you will be wise; you will be as gods; and you will not die; and

WHEREAS, The New Age movement gives people false hope by its beliefs (1) in reincarnation, (2) in endeavoring to reveal a person’s future through astrology, fortune telling, and palm reading, (3) in Universalism, the belief that there are many ways to eternal life, and that all will be saved, (4) by secular humanism, which testifies by its own manifesto, no deity will save us, we must save ourselves; and

WHEREAS, The media and entertainment industry gives the New Age movement widespread acceptance and credibility, helping it find its way into every facet of American life (i.e., literature, movies, television network programming, and music); and

WHEREAS, The New Age movement has become a powerful political, philosophical, and economic force in our contemporary culture and is exerting its influence into every facet of American life.

Therefore, be it RESOLVED, That we, the messengers of the Southern Baptist Convention, meeting in San Antonio, Texas, June 14-16, 1988, acknowledge the New Age movement’s aim to become a one-world religion is diametrically contrary to both New Testament Christianity and our American heritage; and

Be it finally RESOLVED, That we encourage our Convention agencies, local associations, pastors, and church staffs to warn and educate our Baptist constituency of the deception and critical dangers of this movement.

 

ON THE THREAT OF NEW AGE GLOBALISM

June 2000

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); and

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.

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