Whereas our society is being overwhelmed by radical Marxist ideology that is pervading government, education, law enforcement, military services, social services, family life, and society in general, and
Whereas this ideology has been allowed to make a significant impact upon our families, work life, communities, reproductive decision making, and
Whereas it has undermined and contradicted the absolute authority of the Word of God over every aspect of our lives and substituted a man-centered authority that directly contradicts what God has instructed and commanded in His Word, and
Whereas this has culminated in attacks against Biblical Christianity, Pro-Life organizations and related demonstrations and publications, churches, religious schools, including Christian colleges and universities, and
Whereas the attacks upon churches have escalated in recent months, as Family Research Council documents “69 documented acts of hostility on Christian churches during the first quarter of 2023,” three times the number of acts of hostility against churches in 2022, and
Whereas we now see pressure to accept the idea of “gender fluidity” promoting the acceptance of homosexuality, transgender surgery, the advancement of homosexual marriage, and Protestant and Catholic churches ordaining homosexual clergy, and
Whereas all these ungodly efforts to change “the truth of God into a lie,” advancing efforts to replace the absolute authority of God’s Word and undermine our Constitution and Declaration of Independence, which are based upon Biblical principles,
Be it therefore resolved that we, the members of the Independent Baptist Fellowship of North American meeting in New Hartford, New York, June 20-22, 2023, do hereby acknowledge and commend the authority of the following Scriptures:
Genesis 1:27: So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created them; male and female created he them.
Romans 9:20: Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, why has thou made me thus?
Deuteronomy 22:5: The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the Lord thy God.
Be it further resolved that we accept historic medical science that clearly states that gender is determined at conception by either XX or XY chromosomes which cannot be changed.
Be it also resolved that we condemn all efforts, especially those directed towards children, that would medically and/or surgically permanently alter the bodies of those who have been persuaded that they are the opposite gender.
Be it finally resolved that we commend the efforts undertaken in the 118th Congress to present a bill entitled, “The Parents Bill of Rights Act,” that asserts the right of parents of school-age children to know what is being taught to their children in their schools.