Resolution on Evangelism

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BWA World Congress Resolution 1955.4

As members of the Golden Jubilee World Congress we cordially endorse the following resolution passed by the Conference of Ministers and Laymen held on Tuesday, July 19th, and request the Executive of the Alliance to take steps to give effect to it:

“Whereas we have been lifted to mountain-top experiences through the exaltation of our wonderful Saviour, the King of Kings, Who commanded Ye shall be witnesses unto Me, be it hereby resolved that we urge every Baptist within the constituency of the Baptist World Alliance to make an honest effort to win at least one soul during the coming year for Jesus Christ.”


Original Source Bibliography: Ohrn, Arnold T, editor. Golden Jubilee Congress (Ninth World Congress), London, England, July 16-22, 1955. London: The Carey Kingsgate Press Limited, 1956.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Arnold T. Ohrn, ed., Golden Jubilee Congress (Ninth World Congress), London, England, July 16-22, 1955 (London: The Carey Kingsgate Press Limited, 1956), p. 371.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA World Congress Resolution 1955.4 Resolution on Evangelism;

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA World Congress Resolution 1955.4).

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