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BWA General Council Resolution 2002.4

The General Council of the Baptist World Alliance meeting in Seville, Spain, July 8-13 2002: AFFIRMS that Jesus Christ calls the church to proclaim the gospel to all nations (Matt. 28:18- 20);

COMMENDS our Division of Evangelism and Education for its leadership in promoting global evangelism;

REJOICES in reports presented at this General Council of people in many nations coming to a saving faith in Jesus Christ;

REGRETS that such progress too often is not experienced among all Baptists;

CALLS for theological reflection on the task of evangelism which leads to renewed and appropriate evangelistic activities, and

ENCOURAGES all Christians to confess their faith in Christ and to engage in evangelism in every context.


Original Source Bibliography: Lotz, Denton, editor. Baptist World Alliance 2002 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2002.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Denton Lotz, ed., Baptist World Alliance 2002 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2002), pp. 93-94.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 2002.4 Evangelism;

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA General Council Resolution 2002.4).

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Since its formation in 1905, the Baptist World Alliance has networked the global Baptist family to impact the world for Christ with a commitment to strengthen worship, fellowship and unity; lead in mission and evangelism; respond to people in need through aid, relief, and community development; defend religious freedom, human rights, and justice; and advance theological reflection and leadership development.

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