Last updated on: 11/11/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
Reasoning:

“Therefore, be it RESOLVED, That the messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention… support the fair and equitable use of capital punishment by civil magistrates as a legitimate form of punishment for those guilty of murder or treasonous acts that result in death…”

Resolution at SBC meeting, Orlando, Florida, June 13-14, 2000

Description:

“Since its organization in 1845 in Augusta, Georgia, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) has grown to over 16 million members who worship in more than 42,000 churches in the United States. Southern Baptists sponsor about 5,000 home missionaries serving the United States, Canada, Guam and the Caribbean, as well as sponsoring more than 5,000 foreign missionaries in 153 nations of the world.”

“About Us,” www.sbc.net (accessed July 28, 2008)

Mission:

“The fact that Jesus died for our sin, was buried, and then rose from the grave is foundational for Southern Baptists. He lives today and stands ready to give abundant and eternal life to all those who repent of sin and place their faith in Him. Southern Baptists invite everyone to receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.”

“About Us,” www.sbc.net (accessed July 28, 2008)

Other:
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Quoted in:
  1. Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?
  2. Does Christianity Support the Death Penalty?