WHEREAS, Social ferment with all of the accompanying moral, economic, and spiritual problems is having a revolutionary effect upon our nation; and

WHEREAS, Government is of God and is one of His providential provisions for fallen humanity (Romans 13:1-7; Proverbs 8:15); and

WHEREAS, Civil authority is ordained of God. (John 19:11); and

WHEREAS, The Scriptures teach that that Christians are:

1. To be subject to civil authority that is in keeping with the teaching of the Word of God (Romans 13:1-7; Titus 3:1; I Peter 2:13, 14; Acts 5:29)

2. To pray for those in authority (I Peter 2:13, 14)

3. To support constituted government by payment of taxes (Matthew 22:17-22; Romans 13:6); and

WHEREAS Christians, even though citizens of another world, are to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world, be it therefore

RESOLVED, That this 38th convention of the National Association of Evan¬gelicals urge Christians to pray for those in authority; and to remind them that their power is ordained of God and they are responsible to Him; and be it further

RESOLVED, That Christians be urged to become involved in the political process, to register and to vote; and in view of the need of legislative awareness and positive action within the framework of our Christian responsibility, be it further

RESOLVED, That all state and local associations of the National Association of Evangelicals be urged to implement the guidelines related to government affairs as stipulated in their manuals, and be it further

RESOLVED, That Christians be urged to pray for God to guide our nation and especially so as Americans go to the polls to select leaders in this presidential election year.