Forthcoming World Congress, 2005

Forthcoming World Congress, 2005

BWA General Council Resolution 2004.1

The General Council of the Baptist World Alliance, meeting in Seoul, South Korea, July 28-31, 2004:

ANTICIPATES with joy the forthcoming Centenary Congress of the Baptist World Alliance in Birmingham, England, July 2005;

THANKS God for the many blessings experienced by the world Baptist family over the l00 years of the life and mission of the Baptist World Alliance;

RECALLS with thankfulness the visionary spirit of those Baptists who created the BWA and all the individuals who have served with distinction over the past century, especially our Presidents and General Secretaries; and,

ENCOURAGES all Baptists to plan to be in Birmingham to join in the centenary celebrations, to register for the Congress, to pray for the congress and to encourage others to anticipate this event with eagerness and hope in our God.

Citations

Original Source Bibliography: Lotz, Denton, editor. Baptist World Alliance 2004 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2004.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Denton Lotz, ed., Baptist World Alliance 2004 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2004), p. 86.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 2004.1 Forthcoming World Congress, 2005; https://o7e.4a3.myftpupload.com/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA General Council Resolution 2004.1).

Forthcoming World Congress, 2005

Christ the Living Water

BWA General Council Resolution 2004.2

The General Council of the Baptist World Alliance, meeting in Seoul, South Korea, July 28-31, 2004:

REAFFIRMS its strong conviction that salvation is offered to the world through Jesus Christ alone by means of his life, death and resurrection and continuing mission;

EMPHASISES the crucial importance of personal conversion through the work of the Holy Spirit issuing in repentance, faith in Christ as saviour, baptism, incorporation into the church and the life of discipleship;

WELCOMES the BWA strategy for evangelism and leadership for the years 2005–2010 under the heading of “Christ the Living Water” and anticipates with joy the blessing that will come from the Living Water Conferences which will be held all over the world during the next quinquennium;

CALLS UPON all Baptists to support and participate in this strategy in ways appropriate to their contexts and opportunities; and

PRAYS for the increase of the church of God throughout the world and the addition to the church daily of those who are being saved (Acts 2:47).

Citations

Original Source Bibliography: Lotz, Denton, editor. Baptist World Alliance 2004 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2004.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Denton Lotz, ed., Baptist World Alliance 2004 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2004), p. 86.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 2004.2 Christ the Living Water; https://o7e.4a3.myftpupload.com/resolutions.

Forthcoming World Congress, 2005

Resolution of Thanks

BWA World Congress Resolution 1955.6

We, the members of the Golden Jubilee Congress of the Baptist World Alliance held in London, England, July 16th to 22nd, 1955, warmly recognize, and express our heartfelt gratitude for, the careful and arduous preparations made by British Baptists, and especially by the Committees set up in London, for the hospitality shown us and for the arrangements made for our convenience and comfort.

We have been glad and honoured to receive a gracious message from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second in acknowledgment of the message sent to her by the Congress, and also to be greeted by the leaders of other churches whose words of appreciation and encouragement we cherish and reciprocate.

We realize that the organization of such a Congress makes large demands on the energies, time and patience of a great number of helpers. We thank all those who in any way by speaking, by their gifts of song or by any other form of service have made our gatherings a source of inspiration and happy memories for many days to come. We shall not forget those who have opened their homes as well as their hearts to many of us, the numerous voluntary workers engaged in planning the details of the programme, providing refreshments, stewarding the meetings and in multifarious other tasks of which it is not possible to mention all.

We acknowledge the help given by the Press and other agencies of publicity.

Though we cannot name all who are worthy of mention we wish to record our deep sense of the services rendered by Mr. Ronald Bell, Chairman and joint Treasurer with Alderman Cyril W. Black, M.P., and Dr. Ernest A. Payne, General Secretary of the Baptist Union of Great Britain and Ireland, who have led and inspired their fellow-workers. Their work cannot be measured but we would assure them that we shall long remember the meetings for the success of which, under God’s blessing, they have carried so great a responsibility.

We have been made more conscious of the ties that bind us and have rejoiced in our fellowship. As we have looked back over the first fifty years of the Alliance we have thanked God and taken fresh heart and courage for the work that lies before us. We pray to the Father Who has made us all of one blood, and brought us together in one faith in Christ Jesus Our Lord, that upon the Churches in Great Britain, as well as on Baptists throughout the world, the blessing of God may rest abundantly above all they can ask or think.

Citations

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), pp. 371-372.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA World Congress Resolution 1955.6 Resolution of Thanks; https://o7e.4a3.myftpupload.com/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA World Congress Resolution 1955.6).

Forthcoming World Congress, 2005

Regarding Peace

BWA World Congress Resolution 1911.4

“That this Baptist World Alliance, representing eight millions (8,000,000) and more of Baptists all over the earth, expresses its thankfulness to God for the brightening prospects of the extinction of war and the arrival of universal peace and good will.

I.

“The Alliance places on record its profound gratitude to the President of the United States for the proposal of unlimited arbitration in all in-ternational disputes, and for his repeated and sustained efforts to get that proposal accepted not only by England but by other countries also.

II.

“The Alliance is also grateful for the cordial and enthusiastic welcome given to that proposal by the British Cabinet and Parliament irrespective of party, and by the representatives of Germany and France, and trusts that nothing will be wanting to establish at an early date a permanent arbitral court for the settlement of all questions amongst nations which cannot be disposed of by the ordinary methods of diplomacy.

III.

“Further, the Alliance, recognizing that it is the duty of the subjects of the Prince of Peace to lead in such pacific work, rejoices in the re-sponse made by our churches all over the world to these endeavors, and urges them to continue to pray for peace, to check everything in the press and in national life calculated to cause strife among the nations, to protest against the extension of the warfield into the air, and to promote in every way possible the spirit of brotherhood and love.”

Citations

Original Source Bibliography: Philadelphia Committee, editor. The Baptist World Alliance Second Congress: Philadelphia, June 19-25, 1911. Philadelphia: Harper and Brother Company, 1911.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Philadelphia Committee, ed., The Baptist World Alliance Second Congress: Philadelphia, June 19-25, 1911 (Philadelphia: Harper and Brother Company, 1911), p. 149.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA World Congress Resolution 1911.4 Regarding Peace; https://o7e.4a3.myftpupload.com/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA World Congress Resolution 1911.4).

Forthcoming World Congress, 2005

The Coronation OF King George V and Queen Mary

BWA World Congress Resolution 1911.3

“That this Baptist World Alliance, representing eight millions (8,000,000) of members, and now meeting in the City of Philadelphia, hereby expresses its joy in the accession of King George V. and Queen Mary to the throne of the British Empire, and begs most respectfully to offer its sincere and hearty congratulations on their coronation in Westminster Abbey, and prays that God will abundantly bless their reign, making it to issue in the increasing happiness and well-being of the people, in the widest sway of justice and purity, in the maintenance and extension of peace, and the promotion of brotherhood and good-will amongst all men.”

Citations

Original Source Bibliography: Philadelphia Committee, editor. The Baptist World Alliance Second Congress: Philadelphia, June 19-25, 1911. Philadelphia: Harper and Brother Company, 1911.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Philadelphia Committee, ed., The Baptist World Alliance Second Congress: Philadelphia, June 19-25, 1911 (Philadelphia: Harper and Brother Company, 1911), p. 149.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA World Congress Resolution 1911.3 The Coronation of King George V and Queen Mary; https://o7e.4a3.myftpupload.com/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA World Congress Resolution 1911.3).