WHEREAS society has become increasingly permissive; and
WHEREAS the call of the church is to lead in matters of morality rather than to be a follower of worldly patterns; and
WHEREAS the church is in constant danger of being infiltrated and otherwise influenced by the evil of our day;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the church reaffirm its position of separation from the base elements of the world and reassert that the Word of God rather than social custom is the source of its moral and ethical codes (54th A., 1972, p. 39).
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