Breaking! Bart Barber’s Resolutions Committee Kills Abortion Abolition Resolution in Favor of Watered Down One that Praises ERLC

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They’ve done it again! Bart Barber and the Resolution Committee has quashed a true resolution to abolish abortion in committee, same as last year, and instead replaced it with a watered down one that praises the ERLC- the same ERLC that helped to stop a legislative bill in Louisiana that would have abolished abortion completely.

This is a repeat of last year when at SBC21, SBC presidential nominee Bart Barber purposefully tried to stop the resolution to abolish abortion from happening, being thwarted only when then it was taken to a floor vote and overruled. Afterward, ERLC elites went on to argue why they were against it, instead favoring legislation that was incrementalist in nature and saying they just simply can’t support anything that would punish the mother for killing her baby.

This year, the abolitionists introduced a resolution, which is blazingly biblical and cuts to the heart of what it means to treat the death of babies in the womb.

Southern Baptist Resolution on Equal Protection of the Laws for Preborn Children. To be presented at the Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting Anaheim, California, June 14-15, 2022.

(1) WHEREAS, an individual human life begins at the moment God combines the reproductive cell of a man with that of a woman and begins the process of forming the body of the child in the womb—biblically called conception, and biologically called fertilization (Genesis 4:1, 17; 16:11; 21:2; 25:22; 29:32; 29:33-35; 30:5, 7, 17, 19, 23; 38:3-5, 24-25; Exodus 2:2; 21:22; Leviticus 12:2; Numbers 11:12; Judges 13:2-7; Ruth 4:13; 1 Samuel 1:20; 2:21; 4:19; 2 Samuel 11:5; 2 Kings 8:12; 15:16; 1 Chronicles 4:17; 7:23; Job 10:8-12; 31:15; Psalm 51:5; 139:13-15; Ecclesiastes 11:5; Isaiah 7:14; 8:3; 26:17; 44:2, 24; 49:5; Jeremiah 1:4-5; 20:17; 31:8; Hosea 1:3, 6, 8; 2:5; 12:3; 13:16; Amos 1:13; Matthew 1:18-20; Luke 1:24, 31, 36), and

(2) WHEREAS, from the moment of fertilization, all human beings are created equal—of equal value because all are made by God in His own image (Gen 1:26-27; 5:1; 9:6; Proverbs 22:2; James 3:9), and

(3) WHEREAS, God’s holy character despises partiality in judgment and unequal weights and measures, but a just weight is His delight (Deuteronomy 10:17; 2 Chronicles 19:7; Job 34:10-21; Prov 22:2; Acts 10:34-35; Romans 2:6-12; 10:12; Galatians 2:6; Ephesians 6:9; Colossians 3:23-25; 1 Timothy 5:21; James 2:1-9; 1 Peter 1:17-19; Lev 19:35-36; Deut 25:13-15; Prov 11:1; 16:11; 20:10, 23; Ezekiel 45:10; Hos 12:7; Micah 6:11), and

(4) WHEREAS, consistent with His character, God’s Word treats preborn persons similarly to born persons, including requiring similar justice for harm criminally done to either, and using the same terms to define children whether inside or outside the womb (Exod 21:22-25; Judg 13:2-7; 16:17; Psa 22:9-10; 71:6; Isa 49:1; Jer 20:14-18; Ruth 1:11; Gen 25:21-26; Rom 9:10-13; Job 3:3; Luke 1:15, 24, 36; Gen 21:7; 25:22; Luke 1:41, 44; 2:12, 16; 18:15; Acts 7:19; 1 Pet 2:2; Col 4:14), and

(5) WHEREAS, God commands civil authorities to do justice generally, and specifically to do justice to the fatherless, and He forbids the showing of partiality in judgment (Exod 22:22-24; 23:2-3; Lev 19:15; Deut 1:16-17; 16:18-20; 24:17; 27:19; Psa 82:2-3; 94:6; Prov 18:5; Isa 1:16-17, 23; 10:1-2; Jer 5:28; 7:5-7; 21:12; 22:3; Ezek 45:9; Amos 5:15; Matt 23:23), and

(6) WHEREAS, Jesus commands what is commonly called the Golden Rule, that “whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them,” and He sums up the whole of the Scriptures for how we must think and act toward our neighbors from fertilization onwards with the Royal Law: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matt 7:12; 19:19; 22:39; Mark 12:31; Luke 6:31; 10:27; Lev 19:18; Rom 13:9; Gal 5:14; James 2:8), now, be it therefore

(7) RESOLVED by the messengers of the SBC meeting in Anaheim, California, June 14-15, 2022, that we reject partiality in judgment and any position or practice that denies the equal protection of the laws to our preborn neighbors from fertilization, and be it further

(8) RESOLVED, that equal protection requires the same legal prohibitions and available sanctions against homicide that exist to protect persons after birth to likewise protect persons before birth, thereby serving to deter all persons from willingly aiding with or procuring or performing prenatal homicide, and be it further

(9) RESOLVED, that such equal protection would require a case-by-case determination, and would not alter any existing presumption, defense, justification, immunity, or clemency, including that mothers would not be subject to criminal liability if under criminal duress, mistake of fact, or in a life-threatening medical emergency, or for an accidental or natural death, or for an act prior to the effective date of the law, and be it further

(10) RESOLVED, that such equal protection would not prohibit the practice of in vitro fertilization (IVF), but would require it to be performed without willfully destroying a living human being, and finally, be it

(11) RESOLVED, that we, our churches, and our ministries love both our born and preborn neighbors as ourselves by continuing steadfast in our commitment to pursue pure and undefiled religion towards both mothers and children prayerfully, financially, and in practice in prenatal and postnatal care through pregnancy resource centers, counseling, fostering, adoption, and other available means.

But, we don’t get that one.

Instead, the EC have given us this…toothless, soft, sad excuse for a resolution which doesn’t hold a candle to the former, and which praises the ERLC, even though they have routinely condemned abortion abolition. Do a quick compare and contrast!

This is the SBC under Bart Barber and his vison for the the convention.

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  2. Only three references to scripture in two introductory clauses SMH

    What they need is a resolution that requires the entire convention, including the ERLC, to substantiate everything they say and do with scripture.

    And they should be made to start with showing us all the scripture that says a woman who participates in the murder of her unborn child is not only innocent of any wrongdoing, but is herself a victim of wrongdoing. Where is that scripture?

    How will God judge it?

    1. How and why is she innocent, though she participated in murder? Show us the scripture.

      Of what is she a victim? Who sinned against her, and what was that sin? Show us the scripture.

      If you can’t (as far as I know no such scripture exists, though much exists that indicates otherwise), then answer this: Is God going to judge according to His Word and what He told us to do and not do, or will He judge according to what the ERLC says? Are you concerned at all with potential eternal suffering? You’re supposed to be a church. Is that not the foremost concern? Why do you lie to them telling them something that is contrary to God’s Word? How does that do anyone any good?

      Yes, what is needed is a resolution that basically says look here, this is a church, if you say or publish anything, you’d better be able to substantiate it with scripture, or you’re fired on the spot. But of course that would violate the SBC’s 11th Commandment, “thou shalt be nice”

      1. And if they cannot agree on a resolution to adhere to and honor God’s Word in all they say and do, then the entire SBC needs to be disbanded.

        They’ve had decades, if not an entire flipping century, to put together resolutions on the subject of abortion that are in concordance with God’s Word, not blatantly contrary to it.

        There is no excuse for this.

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