We deeply believe in dignity, value, and worth of all life. It is so important to us that we have crafted a resolution and are have shared it with all the churches we voluntarily cooperate with through the SBCV (Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia.)
Sanctity of Life Resolution
Whereas God has created all things and without Him was not anything made that was made (Col 1:16, John 1:3); and
Whereas man is God’s masterpiece, having been created in God’s own image (Gen 1:27); and
Whereas God chose each of us before the creation of the world (Eph 1:4), knew us before He formed us in the womb (Jer 1:5), and ordained all our days before one of them came to be (Psalm 139:13-16); and
Whereas it is God who gives life and breath to every person (Isaiah 42:5); and
Whereas God hates hands that shed innocent blood (Prov 6:17); and
Whereas we are commanded to rescue those being led away to death (Prov 24:11);
Therefore, be it Resolved, that we affirm:
– that all human life is created by God in His image.
– that all human life is of incomparable value, including preborn babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death.
– that we are called to defend, protect, and value all human life.
Be it further Resolved that we stand for the absolute, God ordained, right to life of every unborn child; and
Be it further Resolved that we will oppose any law or court decision that permits taking an unborn child’s life as a clear violation of biblical principle.