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The SBC President's Address to the Executive Committee, September 18, 2000

As our Southern Baptist Convention embarks on a journey into a new millennium, I can say with absolute certainty that our future is as bright as the promises of God. Yes, there are some storm clouds on the horizon, but no storm cloud yet has ever overpowered the sun — neither the "sun" we see by sight nor the "Son" we see by faith.

I believe at this point in time there is a word from God for our Convention. It is Isaiah 54:2-3:

Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch out the curtains of your habitations; do not spare; lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes.

For you shall expand to the right and to the left, and your descendants will inherit the nations; and make the desolate cities inhabited.

God said to the nation of I...