Gambling

January 1, 1985 ...

We believe that gambling in any form is potentially addictive. It is a social evil that feeds upon greed and sells a set of fantasy values that exploits people. It harms especially the poor who can least afford to forfeit their financial resources on the promise of instant wealth. The tragic end result is often …

Fiscal Responsibility

January 1, 1984 ...

Therefore, the National Association of Evangelicals calls upon the President of the United States and both houses of Congress to demonstrate moral leadership and fiscal integrity by reducing the staggering federal deficit problem.

Sentencing Reform

January 1, 1983 ...

Criminal offenders should be punished as a matter of simple justice. However, the punishment should advance the public interest and, whenever possible, provide restitution to the innocent victim. Dangerous criminals must be imprisoned to protect society. However, half of those in prison have been convicted of non-violent offenses. As an alternative or supplement to incarceration, …

Nuclear Holocaust

January 1, 1982 ...

Again in 1977 NAE decried a type of militarism discerned in the arms traffic by criminal organizations, revolutionary groups and nations, stating that “While we represent a wide constituency in our views of the place and type of military prepared­ness for defense to protect the welfare and provide for our domestic tranquility…we unite in deploring …

Drunk Driving

January 1, 1982 ...

The family is especially victimized by these tragedies. Churches are family related and thus are in an ideal position to deal with alcohol and its related problems. The National Association of Evangelicals challenges its constituency to address this national crisis. All evangelical churches, ministers and individuals are urged to join community efforts to create public …

Charitable Contributions

January 1, 1979 ...

Since our earliest days, voluntary, non-profit agencies have been part of the vital strength of the United States of America. Such agencies, including religious institutions and churches, have performed necessary functions that otherwise would have fallen to Government. Charitable contributions to voluntary agencies have diminished considerably in recent years, with increased use of the standard …

Use of Force

January 1, 1977 ...

In the current day the spirit of another kind of militarism can be discerned in the arms traffic by criminal organizations, revolutionary groups and nations. Or again it can be seen in the proliferation of nuclear weapons as nations seek a balance of power. The results all too often are city streets unsafe, terrorism and …

Employment and Religious Freedom

January 1, 1973 ...

There is a distinct difference between the preferential selection of personnel by religious institutions on the basis of religious conviction, and unfair discrimination on the part of a secular enterprise because of religion. We agree that the latter is wrong, and should be proscribed by law, but the former is necessary if the essential character …

Environment and Ecology

January 1, 1971 ...

Threatened with the very real possibility of an uninhabitable environment within another lifetime, some groups and organizations have reacted with a zeal that has not always been according to knowledge, however borne of justifiable desperation. Others have moved responsibly but with little evidence of public support. Recognizing both the immediacy of the danger and the …

Middle East

January 1, 1970 ...

Because of the Biblical roots of our faith and our national and spiritual interest in this part of the world as Christians, we express grave concern for the cause of peace and justice in the Middle East and for the meeting of the great human and spiritual needs of all the peoples in that area …