ethics & religious liberty
Southern Baptist churches speak for themselves but where they have corporately spoken on timely issues, we represent that voice. Our churches have agreed on:
OUR CONFESSION OF FAITH
The Baptist Faith & Message refers to several timely issues according to our best understanding of biblical truth.
Our convention’s messengers each year express opinions on the issues of the day. These are not binding on the convention or its ministries but instructive on the consensus of our churches.
THE PLAIN READING OF SCRIPTURE
Much of what the Bible says is very clear on matters of morality, human relationships and even the place of government in the lives of citizens.
The first human institution is foundational for all that followed. God has defined both marriage and family from the beginning (Gen. 2:24). Our statement of faith says, “Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime.”
The Nature of Man Kind