Bibles and Baptist Literature

Bibles and Baptist Literature

BWA Executive Committee Resolution 1920-07.5

The following resolutions were passed on the recommendation of the Literature Committee:—

“That we realise the great need of Bibles and hymn-books, and that steps be taken to supply them.”

“That an attempt be made to produce simple literature for the children, including simple exposition and pictures.”

“That suitable literature for Baptists be prepared, stating who they are, what they believe, and their numerical strength.”

“That the Missionary Society assisting in a given territory shall take as part of its work the provision of literature of a propagandist and expository character: Evangelistic, Historical, Apologetic, Ecclesiastical, Devotional, Social, Biographical.”

“That this work be done on the field with the co-operation of the assisting Board of that territory, and that where essential it be subsidised.”

“That a monthly periodical be established, to be named THE BAPTIST WORLD, to be published in America; and that the General Boards of the two Conventions be requested to undertake the organising and the publication.”

N.B—As will be seen by the minutes for Friday afternoon, Washington was recommended by the Conference as the place for publication.

Keywords

BWA; Baptist Literature; Bibles, Education; Evangelism; Publications; The Baptist World.

Citations

Original Source Bibliography: Baptist World Alliance: Minutes of Executive Committee, and Other Representative Baptists, Held at the Baptist Church House, Southampton Row, London, W.C. 1., From 19th to 23rd July, 1920. London: Baptist World Alliance, 1920.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Baptist World Alliance: Minutes of Executive Committee, and Other Representative Baptists, Held at the Baptist Church House, Southampton Row, London, W.C. 1., From 19th to 23rd July, 1920 (London: Baptist World Alliance, 1920), Appendix D., pp. 19-20.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA Executive Committee Resolution 1920-07.5 Bibles and Baptist Literature; https://o7e.4a3.myftpupload.com/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA Executive Committee Resolution 1920-07.5).

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Baptist Seminaries for Europe

BWA Executive Committee Resolution 1920-07.6

The following resolutions were passed on the recommendation of the Education Committee:—

We regard an educational policy as of primary importance for the extension of the Baptist denomination in Europe, and we consider that the establishment or strengthening of Baptist seminaries for the training of pastors and evangelists should be undertaken without delay.

As to Baptist seminaries in Europe, we recommend the acceptance of the following governing principles:—

That they should be established, where possible, in the neighbourhood of universities.

That each country should develop its own preparatory work for its ministerial students.

That some students should be sent for further training to British and American colleges.

That the object of the colleges is to train native preachers to work as pastors and evangelists among their own people; and

That the educational policy of the Baptist World Alliance should be elastic enough to suit the different needs of different countries.

We recommend that the educational work of the Baptist World Alliance shall be carried out on the basis of a policy agreed upon by the Executive of the Alliance itself and in co-operation with the Baptist Board of each country concerned.

The Baptist educational institutions of a country should be administered by the co-operating Boards; that is, the Foreign Board which renders assistance and the Board of the country itself.

Keywords

BWA; Education; Leadership; Seminaries; Europe.

Citations

Original Source Bibliography: Baptist World Alliance: Minutes of Executive Committee, and Other Representative Baptists, Held at the Baptist Church House, Southampton Row, London, W.C. 1., From 19th to 23rd July, 1920. London: Baptist World Alliance, 1920.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Baptist World Alliance: Minutes of Executive Committee, and Other Representative Baptists, Held at the Baptist Church House, Southampton Row, London, W.C. 1., From 19th to 23rd July, 1920 (London: Baptist World Alliance, 1920), Appendix E., pp. 20-21.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA Executive Committee Resolution 1920-07.6 Baptist Seminaries for Europe; https://o7e.4a3.myftpupload.com/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA Executive Committee Resolution 1920-07.6).

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Religious Education of Children in the U.S.S.R.

BWA Executive Committee Resolution 1925-02.1

56. Statements having been made by Drs. Franklin and Rushbrooke as to the position in Russia; agreed that Dr. Rushbrooke be instructed to prepare a resolution expressing support of his protest on the subject of the Russian Government’s attitude on the question of religious teaching of children. This resolution was formulated as follows:—

“That the Executive Committee of the Baptist World Alliance regrets and deplores the fact that the laws of the U.S.S.R. forbid the organized religious education of children under eighteen years of age, emphasises its conviction that such a prohibition is inconsistent with the religious freedom guaranteed under the constitution of the U.S.S.R., and earnestly trusts that this repressive legislation may at an early date be annulled.”

Keywords

BWA; Children; Education; Religious Freedom; Russia; U.S.S.R.

Citations

Original Source Bibliography: Baptist World Alliance: Minutes of Executive Committee, Held in the Del Prado Hotel, Chicago, U.S.A., on Wednesday and Thursday, 25th and 26th February, 1925. London: Baptist World Alliance, 1925.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Baptist World Alliance: Minutes of Executive Committee, Held in the Del Prado Hotel, Chicago, U.S.A., on Wednesday and Thursday, 25th and 26th February, 1925 (London: Baptist World Alliance, 1925), p. 13.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA Executive Committee Resolution 1925-02.1 Religious Education of Children in the U.S.S.R.; https://o7e.4a3.myftpupload.com/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA Executive Committee Resolution 1925-02.1).

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2010 BWA World Congress Message

The Baptist World Alliance is a global movement of Baptists sharing a common confession of faith in Jesus Christ bonded together by God’s love to support, encourage and strengthen one another while proclaiming and living the gospel of Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit before a lost and hurting world.

At the 20th Baptist World Congress, meeting July 28-August 1, 2010, in Honolulu, Hawai’i:

We came

  • to hear what the Spirit is saying to the church
  • to experience the fellowship of the global Baptist family
  • to feel the security of being embraced by brothers and sisters from around the globe We heard
  • the “Aloha” of the Hawaiian people and experienced their spirit of hospitality
  • the vital importance of living and leading in the anointing of the Holy Spirit
  • that we must reclaim the urgency of proclaiming a liberating gospel that brings about transformation
  • the testimonies of brothers and sisters who have experienced persecution, oppression, marginalization, natural disasters and human-induced disaster

• the challenge to share the power of the gospel of Christ to rescue those living without the hope of Christ

We saw

  • the beauty of God’s good creation
  • diversity in cultural expression, dress and worship styles
  • the unity of the global family and the joy of friendship in Christ Now, in step with the Spirit who gives and redeems life in Jesus Christ, we confess anew that all persons are created in the image of God and are therefore worthy of receiving his redemptive grace.

In step with the Spirit, we renew our commitment to:

  • communicate, in the power of the Holy Spirit, the truth of God in Jesus Christ as the hope of the world. Because the Spirit of the Lord is upon us, we have been anointed to:
    • develop greater familiarity with the teachings of Christ
    • cultivate a rich prayer life
    • bear witness to the Gospel of salvation through Jesus Christ
    • provide examples of godly living reflecting the values taught by the Lord of the church
    • support the values reflected in the UN Millennium Development Goals. Because the Spirit of the Lord is upon us, we have been anointed us to:
  • remove the scourge of poverty and hunger
  • support efforts to provide universal education
  • work for environmental sustainability
  • promote gender equality
  • improve child health and maternal health
  • combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
  • develop global partnerships Enabled by the Spirit, let us commit ourselves to create an environment in which God’s mercy and truth become evident. Let us shine the light of God’s love in every place of human need.

Keywords

BWA; Creation Care; Discipleship; Diversity; Education; Environment; Evangelism; Gender Equality; Hawai’i; Health; Hunger; Justice; Liberation; Liberty; Mission; Persecution; Poverty; Racism; Unity.

Citations

Original Source Bibliography: Callam, Neville, editor. Hear the Spirit: Official Report of the Twentieth Baptist World Congress, Honolulu, Hawai’i, July 28-August 1, 2010. McLean, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2010.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Neville Callam, ed., Hear the Spirit: Official Report of the Twentieth Baptist World Congress, Honolulu, Hawai’i, July 28-August 1, 2010 (McLean, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2010), pp. 23-24.

Online Document Full Citation: 2010 BWA World Congress Message; https://o7e.4a3.myftpupload.com/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (2010 BWA World Congress Message).

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Health and Education

BWA General Council Resolution 1982.4

We hold the conviction that our ministry to people should be holistic, inclusive of the all important spiritual, and also of the physical and moral.

We acknowledge with joy the work of Baptist churches, associations, unions and mission bodies in ministries of health and education and would strongly encourage bold new ventures in poverty areas.

We encourage our peoples to coordinate their activities in the area of health with the work of the World Health Organization, the United Nations Children’s Fund and other international agencies which are seeking to achieve “Health for All by the Year 2000.”

We appreciate the efforts of our peoples to expand literacy and educational programs and projects so that persons everywhere may be better informed citizens and have the opportunity to read the Word of God in their own language.

We are grateful for the development projects of Baptist World Aid, whereby the constituency of the BWA joins in practical ways to meet health and education needs in many countries. We are also grateful for the development work of the United Nations Development Programme and the United Nations University.

Citations

Original Source Bibliography: Claas, Gerhard, editor. Baptist World Alliance 1982 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. Washington, DC: Baptist World Alliance, 1982.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Gerhard Claas, ed., Baptist World Alliance 1982 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (Washington, DC: Baptist World Alliance, 1982), p. 71.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 1982.4 Health and Education; https://o7e.4a3.myftpupload.com/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA General Council Resolution 1982.4).