August 10, 2020 | 1990 Congress Resolutions, Resolutions, World Congress Resolutions
BWA World Congress Resolution 1990.5
The Baptist World Alliance, holding its sixteenth quinquennial Baptist World Congress in Seoul, Korea, during August 1990 has through this occasion brought together Baptists from around the world for worship, inspiration and fellowship, as well as discussion of evangelism and Baptist witness.
Our days in Seoul, Korea,, have been made enjoyable and effective by the combined efforts of the Baptists of Korea and the cooperation of their compatriots under the leadership of Dr. Billy Kim and Dr. Stephen No.
We, therefore, RESOLVE to express our appreciation to all who have labored for the comfort, pleasure, inspiration and enlightenment of this Congress, and we acknowledge the many acts of commitment, Christian love and sacrifice which have contributed to this world meeting; and even further we express our Christian compassion for the families of South Korea and North Korea who have been separated for 44 years due to the ideological and political differences existing between these areas and pledge our Christian concern and prayers for the expansion of the freedom of religious worship, and the development of a spirit of reconciliation between all people of Korea.
Original Source Bibliography: Ryan, Wendy E., editor. Together in Christ: Official Report of the Sixteenth Congress, Seoul, Korea, August 14-19, 1990. McLean, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 1990.
Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Wendy E. Ryan, ed., Together in Christ: Official Report of the Sixteenth Congress, Seoul, Korea, August 14-19, 1990 (McLean, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 1990), p. 161.
Online Document Full Citation: BWA World Congress Resolution 1990.5 Resolution of Appreciation to hosts and planners of the Baptist World Congress, August 1990; https://o7e.4a3.myftpupload.com/resolutions.
In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA World Congress Resolution 1990.5).
August 10, 2020 | 1950 Congress Resolutions, Resolutions, World Congress Resolutions
BWA World Congress Resolution 1950.5
Since the wrong we have committed only God can correct; since the peace and universal brotherhood we seek and long for, only God can bring; since the unity we desire, only God can bring it to pass; since every commission that has reported acknowledges that prayer is the key and the solution of the problems in its area and that at home and abroad souls are hungry for a better understanding of each other and a close walk with God, regardless of race, color, social, economic or cultural level;
Since the church feels more and more a deep responsibility for developing closer fellowship among people over the world who have accepted Jesus Christ as both Savior and the Lord, and believe it the divine obligation to do the same;
Since we face a dreadfully uncertain tomorrow; and men are eagerly looking in every direction for a word of cheer, hope, advice and comradeship;
Since we especially are painfully aware of the sufferings, the sorrows, and the devastating conditions, in which the people of Korea and soldiers from many different lands at present find themselves,
Since prayer is the means that God has given man to have direct communication with him:
Be it resolved:
That the Eighth Baptist World Congress will ratify its faith in the effectiveness of prayer in human and divine relationship,
(a) By expressing its joy that so many Baptist churches take a regular part in the Universal Week of Prayer and in the World Day of Prayer.
(b) By commending to all Baptists the necessity of making use of our privilege and duty of prayer regularly in these fateful days.
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), pp. 341-342.
Online Document Full Citation: BWA World Congress Resolution 1950.5 Resolution on Prayer; https://o7e.4a3.myftpupload.com/resolutions.
In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA World Congress Resolution 1950.5).