WHEREAS there is now an increasing epidemic of AIDS in our world, and this disease is becoming the number one health concern of peoples of the world; and
WHEREAS there is much fear, confusion, and prejudice concerning AIDS, and a great need for more research in the treatment of this mysterious virus; and
WHEREAS we see the need for educating young people in sexual morality and in drug-free living; and
WHEREAS it is the desire of the Church of God to demonstrate com-passion, to encourage medical research, and to show courage in helping to make a difference in this epidemic;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Church of God maintain a positive approach of ministry to these sick and suffering victims, and their families, with godly care and compassion; and convey to them that both spiritual and physical healing are available through the power of the blood of Jesus Christ our Lord (63rd A., 1990, p. 64).
For over 125 years the Church of God has been a distinctive movement focused upon communicating the gospel in the power of the Holy Spirit. Presently, the Church of God has a world-wide membership of over 7 million with a presence in nearly 180 countries.