**[I am not Baptist, but thought I'd take the liberty of sharing anyway!] :)
The SBC just passed this resolution this morning...I thought that you would find it interesting:
Southern Baptist messengers this morning passed resolutions on President
Obama , adoption and orphan care, and biblical
sexuality and public policy. The adoption resolution passed nearly
The resolution on adoption care and orphan care says, in part:
-- "Upward of 150 million orphans now languish without families in
orphanages, group homes, and placement systems in North America and around
the world ...
-- "Our Father loves all of these children, and a great multitude of them
will never otherwise hear the gospel of Jesus Christ ...
-- "we call on each Southern Baptist family to pray for guidance as to
whether God is calling them to adopt or foster a child or children ...
-- "we encourage our pastors and church leaders to preach and teach on God's
concern for orphans ...
-- "we commend churches and ministries that are equipping families to
provide financial and other resources to those called to adopt, through
grants, matching funds, or loans ...
-- "we encourage Southern Baptist churches to join with other evangelical
Christians in setting aside a special Sunday each year to focus upon our
adoption in Christ and our common burden for the orphans of the world ...
-- "we pray for an outpouring of God's Spirit on Southern Baptist
congregations so that our churches will proclaim and picture, in word and in
deed, that 'Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the