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SBC members weighed in on mental illness in their annual meeting yesterday. While the resolution was being considered, Rick Warren, who has worked to keep mental illness in the national spotlight after his son Matthew committed suicide earlier this year, tweeted: “TODAY we ask #SBC13 to approve a resolution on raising awareness and lowering the stigma of mental illness.

Pray it passes.”It did, but only after attendees “overwhelmingly (defeated) an amendment that said Scripture is the ‘final authority’ on all mental health issues. Another amendment that was overwhelmingly defeated said messengers ‘affirm Scripture as sufficient for counseling all phases of the human condition (2 Peter 1:3),’” BP reports.

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