1987 Southern Baptist Convention
Southern Baptist Peace Committee
as a Peace Committee, have found that most Southern Baptists see
"truth without any mixture of error for its matter" as
meaning, for example, that
(1) They believe in direct creation of mankind
and therefore believe Adam and Eve were real persons.
(2) They believe the named authors did indeed
write the Biblical books attributed to them by those books.
(3) They believe the miracles described in
Scriptures did indeed occur as supernatural events in history.
(4) They believe that the historical narratives
given by Biblical authors are indeed accurate and reliable as
given by those authors.
We call upon Southern Baptist institutions to recognize the great
number of Southern Baptists who believe this interpretation of our
confessional statement and, in the future, to build their professional
staffs and faculties from those who clearly reflect such dominant
convictions and beliefs held by Southern Baptists at large.
--Southern Baptist Peace Committee Report, Adopted at the 1987
Southern Baptist Convention