WHEREAS American society is faced with a rising tide of violence, abortion, drug abuse, child abuse, alcoholism, divorce, promiscuity, rebellion, racism and crime; and
WHEREAS secular institutions and remedies have proved powerless to resist these destructive forces; and
WHEREAS a heavy toll is being exacted by these social ills in the diminishing of human potential, the disintegration of family relationships, and the dissipation of national resources; and
WHEREAS we are threatened with the loss of that moral quality of life we have valued in this country; and
WHEREAS a sense of pessimism and hopelessness is filling the hearts of many; and
WHEREAS the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ is the transforming power that delivers humanity from the grip of sin and its social consequences;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Church of God in its 65th General Assembly does hereby declare its unflagging faith in Holy Scripture as the cure for social ills for “it is the power of God unto salvation to all them that believe;” and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we commit ourselves to the proclamation of its redeeming and liberating message, which produces a transformed life of moral integrity, relational harmony and social responsibility; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we determine to make our proclamation credible and persuasive by faithful adherence to Biblical principles in our daily lives; andBE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the supreme expression of our faith in the Holy Scriptures will be in our living for God and for each other (65th A., 1994, pp. 97, 98).
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.