NAFWB - In light of events that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia, the National Association of Free Will Baptists remains firm in its stand condemning racism in any form. This stand was taken over 20 years ago by the denomination, and it remains true today as we endeavor to spread the gospel to one race—the human race—and “all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues.”
Resolution on Racism:
Whereas, at the 1965 Annual Session of the National Association of Free Will Baptists, this body overwhelmingly affirmed that “the National Association of Free Will Baptists believes that all persons should equally enjoy those freedoms and privileges intended by God from creation, taught in the Bible, and provided by the Constitution of the United States of America. The church of Jesus Christ must recognize the dignity of every person as a creation of God and must actively seek ways to bring that person into a right relationship with God, regardless of race or national origin….We are convinced that the transformation of mankind through faith in Jesus Christ is the greatest instrument available to break down prejudices and cause justice to prevail. We are opposed to violence to secure human rights, and are equally opposed to force to prevent the achievement of such rights,” and
Whereas, at the 1995 Annual Session of the National Association of Free Will Baptists, this body overwhelmingly approved a “Resolution Concerning Racism,” which stated, “Whereas, all people are created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26) and, whereas, all people have descended through ‘one blood’ from Adam (Acts 17:26), and whereas, God desires for all people to be saved (2 Peter 3:9), be it resolved that the National Association of Free Will Baptists do hereby condemn racism in any form and do pledge to proclaim the Gospel freely to all men…”
Be it resolved that we reaffirm and remain resolute in the established stance of this body.
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