|Whereas, Jesus commanded that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem (Luke 24:47); and
Whereas, our evangelistic efforts have largely neglected the Jewish people, both at home and abroad; and
Whereas, we are indebted to the Jewish people, through whom we received the Scripture and our Savior, the Messiah of Israel, and they are beloved for the sake of the fathers (Romans 11:2b); and
Whereas, there has been an organized effort on the part of some either to deny that Jewish people need to come to their Messiah, Jesus, to be saved, or to claim, for whatever reason, that Christians have neither the right nor obligation to proclaim the gospel to the Jewish people; and
Whereas, there is evidence of a growing responsiveness among the Jewish people in some areas of our nation and our world; now, therefore
Be it resolved, that we the messengers of the Southern Baptist Convention, meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, June 11-13, 1986; reaffirm that we are not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of G-d unto salvation to everyone who believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek (Romans 1:16): and
Be it further resolved, that we recommit ourselves to prayer, especially for the salvation of the Jewish people as well as for the salvation of every kindred and tongue and people and nation (Revelation 5:9); and
Be it finally resolved, that we direct our energies and resources toward the proclamation of the gospel to the Jewish people.