KBC resolutions center on protecting human life

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By The Staff

Kentucky Baptists reaffirmed their desire to protect the lives of the unborn and committed to support the Southern Baptist Convention’s Crossover Louisville event through resolutions passed during the 171st annual meeting of the Kentucky Baptist Convention.

Five resolutions were approved by messengers during the annual meeting last week at Immanuel Baptist Church.

The approved resolution for protecting unborn human life was put forth to reiterate the conviction of Kentucky Baptist churches “that the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision was an act of injustice against innocent unborn children, as well as vulnerable women in crisis pregnancy situations.”

The resolution calls on KBC churches to “remain vigilant in the protection of human life” and also calls on government officials to “take action to protect the lives of women and children.”

The resolution on Crossover Louisville called for KBC churches to support and participate in the evangelistic effort, to be held in advance of the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting in Louisville, June 23-24, 2009.

Crossover is a joint effort of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, Long Run Baptist Association, the Southern Baptist Convention’s North American Mission Board, Kentucky’s Woman’s Missionary Union and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Another resolution passed called for Kentucky Baptist churches to maintain strong Christian stewardship during challenging economic hardship and to care for the poor while discipling believers in wise financial stewardship.

Messengers also approved a resolution on the development of young leaders, challenging experienced ministers “to help train young leaders through participation in training events, personal challenges and mentoring of young leaders.”

A resolution calling for the appreciation of Immanuel Baptist Church as annual meeting host was also passed.