WHEREAS the pressure to blend with the world in personal life, and to compromise with new evangelical trends in thought, music, and fellowship is increasing as we approach the end of the age; and,
WHEREAS the doctrine of separation is not perennial but must be repeatedly taught to each new generation and to the new attenders in our churches; and,
WHEREAS we cannot assume that our churches will continue with separatist convictions because we have taught the doctrine in the past; and,
WHEREAS the Ohio Bible Fellowship was born out of the background of separation from compromise and has been used of God to help others see the issues and obey the commands of the Word of God;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that we, the members and delegates of the Ohio Bible Fellowship, meeting January 13-14, 2006 in conference at the Morrow Bible Church, Centerburg, Ohio, remind ourselves and our readers of the necessity of constantly emphasizing to our congregations the biblical truth of separation, both personal and ecclesiastical; and,
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we supplement our preaching with our bulletin boards, literature, the use of current events, and every other means the Lord may show us, to keep our people awake to the present dangers; and,
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that in our teaching of personal separation we identify the amusements, conduct, clothing, and music which needs to be forsaken; and, in our teaching of ecclesiastical separation, we name men, movements, missions, periodicals and radio outlets so that our people clearly understand where separation needs to occur; and,
BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that we remind ourselves that the need for constant teaching will not go away, and that we must face the challenge in order that we “lose not those things which we have wrought” (II John 8).