September 22, 2022
A “flood of dissipation,” as described in 1 Peter 4:4, is washing over the globe in real time as evidenced by the outright assault upon children and their innocence. Report after report depicts in astounding clarity a widespread rejection of Truth and an embrace of wickedness as adults subject children to drag queen shows, confuse children about sex and gender, damage children irreparably by performing “gender-affirming” surgeries on them, and present lewd, pornographic, and sexually explicit materials to young students, teaching them things shameful to even mention (Eph. 5:12).
It is amid this landscape, most recently underscored by reports from The Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh regarding Vanderbilt University Medical Center, that the Conservative Baptist Network reaffirms Christians’ responsibility to stand firm for the unchanging truth of Scripture (Jn. 17:17, Ps. 119:160), to stand boldly as lights in the darkness (Jn. 3:19, Acts 26:18, Jn. 1:5, Rom. 12:2), and to stand in defense of the most vulnerable (Prov. 31:8-9, Mt. 18:6).
Christians cannot “look the other way” while children are exploited for financial, political, and ideological gain. “So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin” James 4:17. Christians, knowing right from wrong and good from evil, are called by God to push back the darkness with the light of Christ. The Conservative Baptist Network calls upon Southern Baptists and Christians everywhere to stand in vocal unity to protect children from exploitation and from the ultimate destruction of their souls.