Resolution of Thanks

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BWA World Congress Resolution 1950.2

Whereas, The Baptist World Alliance has had the privilege these past three years of having as its President the Rev. C. Oscar Johnson, D.D., beloved pastor of the Third Baptist Church of St. Louis, Mo., and

Whereas, Under his consecrated leadership the Baptist World Alliance has been provided with a beautiful and dignified headquarters in Washington, D. C., free of debt, and still further has been enabled to render a blessed Christian ministry to the world, both in preaching of the gospel of Christ to all nations and in promoting works of mercy and compassion among our dispossessed brethren of all lands, and

Whereas, The church of which he is pastor has cheerfully shared with Baptists around the globe the joy of his presence and shepherding care, and his wife and family have been deprived of much of the companionship they would normally enjoy together in the circle of the home; therefore be it

Resolved, That we express to this great-hearted servant of God the gratitude we all feel as members of the Baptist World Alliance for the noble contribution he has made to the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ throughout the earth. And be it further

Resolved, That we convey to his family and to the Third Baptist Church of St. Louis our profound appreciation of the generosity and Christian spirit in helping to make possible this Christ-like mission to the wider family of mankind. And finally, be it

Resolved, That we renew our pledge of loyalty to the message, fellowship and ministry of the Baptist World Alliance, giving thanks to God that he has called us into the marvelous light of the gospel as revealed to us in his Son, Jesus Christ, and as recorded in the Scriptures.


Original Source Bibliography: Ohrn, Arnold T, editor. Eighth Baptist World Congress, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A., July 22-27, 1950. Valley Forge: Judson Press, 1951.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Arnold T. Ohrn, ed., Eighth Baptist World Congress, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A., July 22-27, 1950 (Valley Forge: Judson Press, 1951), p. 339.

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