On Defunding And Investigating Planned Parenthood

June 14, 2017

WHEREAS, Scripture clearly affirms the sanctity of human life throughout all stages of development (Psalm 139:13–16); and WHEREAS, God abhors the shedding of innocent blood and requires His people to do all in their power to rescue persons from such acts (Proverbs 6:16–17; 24:11–12); and WHEREAS, In The Baptist Faith & Message and in many […]

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May 20, 2016

The beginning of life and the ending of life are the God-given boundaries of human existence. While individuals have always had some degree of control over when they would die, they now have the awesome power to determine when and even whether new individuals will be born. Our belief in the sanctity of unborn human […]

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Parashot Preaching Resources

October 10, 2014

Read the Religious Institute’s brief interpretations of these texts by clicking the Parashah title.   Ki Teitzei – Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19 Ki Tavo – Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8 B’reishit – Genesis 1:1-6:8 Lech L’cha & Vayeira – Genesis 12:1-17:7, Genesis 18:1-22:24 Vayetzei – Genesis 28:10-32:3 Vayeishev – Genesis 37:1-40:23 Sh’mot – Exodus 1:1-6:1 Mishpatim – Exodus 21:1-24:18 K’doshim – […]

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Resources for Religious Education and Sermon Preparation

August 27, 2014

Facts on Global Maternal Health Facts on the Helms & Hyde Amendment Rachel Sabbath Library (Books and Online Resources) Stories from the Field Fighting for Mothers in Sudan, March 2012 article in Reject Apathy Magazine   For more information, please email info@religiousinstitute.org.

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Religious Institute Applauds Supreme Court Ruling on Affordable Health Care Act

June 28, 2012

June 28, 2012—The Religious Institute applauds today’s Supreme Court ruling upholding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, including contraceptive coverage and the inability to deny insurance benefits to people with pre-­‐‑existing conditions, including HIV/AIDS. “We applaud today’s Supreme Court ruling upholding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act and the courage of this administration […]

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Sanctity Of Human Life: Abortion And Reproductive Issues

August 11, 2010

(ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL PRESBYTERY IN SESSION AUGUST 9-11, 2010) The Assemblies of God bases its understanding of the nature of human beings on the Bible, which reveals that God created the universe, the world, and all living things (Genesis 1:1,11,21,25). Humans are the highest form of God’s creative activity, and He is intentional in […]

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