German Baptist Mission in the Cameroons

German Baptist Mission in the Cameroons

BWA Executive Committee Resolution 1931-05.1

11. Cameroons.:—
The General Secretary explained in detail the position which had arisen, and on the motion of Dr. W. O.

Carver the following resolution was adopted unanimously:—

That in the matter of the Cameroons this Executive Committee thoroughly approve the procedure of its General Secretary in the efforts to procure permission for German Baptists to return to their mission fields, and that we instruct him to proceed, with careful and considerate methods, and taking account of all interests involved, to use every effort to bring about the consent of the French Government for the resumption of German Baptist missionary work in that mandated territory.

Keywords

BWA; Cameroons; German Baptists; Missions.

Citations

Original Source Bibliography: Baptist World Alliance: Minutes of Executive Committee, Held at Louisville, KY, U.S.A. on Wednesday, May 20th and Thursday, May 21st, 1931. London: Baptist World Alliance, 1931.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Baptist World Alliance: Minutes of Executive Committee, Held at Louisville, KY, U.S.A. on Wednesday, May 20th and Thursday, May 21st, 1931 (London: Baptist World Alliance, 1931), p. 6.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA Executive Committee Resolution 1931-05.1 German Baptist Mission in the Cameroons; https://o7e.4a3.myftpupload.com/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA Executive Committee Resolution 1931-05.1).

German Baptist Mission in the Cameroons

BMS Bicentenary

BWA General Council Resolution 1992.1

The General Council of the Baptist World Alliance, meeting in Montego Bay, Jamaica, July 4-12, 1992:

GIVES THANKS TO GOD for the formation of the Baptist Missionary Society on October 2, 1792, at Kettering, England:

NOTES that —

(1) The founding of the society to promote overseas missions marked the point at which the missionary awakening stimulated by the evangelical revival of the eighteenth century first attained effective institutional expression alerting not only Baptist but the whole of evangelical Christendom to a world-wide vision;

(2) Over the two centuries since 1792, the Christian faith has spread to every continent and taken root to such an extent that the younger churches of the non-western world are now equal and sometimes more lively partners in the on-going mission of the church;

BELIEVES that all Baptists can look back with gratitude to God for the crucial part which William Carey, Andrew Fuller and other colleagues played in the inception of this remarkable movement of the Spirit of God; and,

CALLS upon Baptists, in the spirit of William Carey who so clearly saw the need to work with others, to continue to be faithful to their missionary calling.

Original Source Bibliography: Lotz, Denton, editor. Baptist World Alliance 1992-1993 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. McLean, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 1992.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Denton Lotz, ed., Baptist World Alliance 1992-1993 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (McLean, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 1992), p. 171.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 1992.1 BMS Bicentenary; https://o7e.4a3.myftpupload.com/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA General Council Resolution 1992.1).

German Baptist Mission in the Cameroons

Evangelism and Missions

BWA General Council Resolution 2006.6

The General Council of the Baptist World Alliance, meeting in Mexico City, July 3-8, 2006:

Reaffirms at the beginning of a new century of Baptist World Alliance life and witness our commitment to proclaim and demonstrate, through word and deed, our faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.

Recognizes that our Christian faith needs to be expressed and lived out in societies throughout the world that are increasingly multi-cultural and multi-lingual.

Acknowledges the need to communicate the good news of Jesus Christ to those who do not speak a “dominant” language and can be easily overlooked.

Celebrates the rich diversity and worth of the many cultures and languages represented within the Baptist World Alliance and beyond.

Rejoices that the good news of Jesus Christ transcends and enhances all cultures.

Citations

Original Source Bibliography: Lotz, Denton, editor. Baptist World Alliance 2006 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2006.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Denton Lotz, ed., Baptist World Alliance 2006 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2006), p. 78.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 2006.6 Evangelism and Missions; https://o7e.4a3.myftpupload.com/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA General Council Resolution 2006.6).

German Baptist Mission in the Cameroons

Resolution concerning the Jews

BWA World Congress Resolution 1947.3

“Aware of the unprecedented suffering through which the people of Israel have passed during recent years, millions of them being exterminated by the most inhuman means; aware also that these sufferings are not yet at an end, but that hundreds of thousands are still in concentration camps or wandering homeless from land to land; aware, further, that the poisonous propaganda and destructive designs of anti- Semitism are still at work in many lands: this Congress puts on record its sense of sorrow and shame that such conditions prevail.

It calls, first, upon Baptists throughout the world to manifest the Spirit of Jesus Christ, Himself a Child of Israel, and to do everything in their power to alleviate the sufferings of the Jews.

It calls, secondly, upon the nations of the world to open doors to the homeless and oppressed refugees, since there can be no abiding peace while this problem remains unsolved.

It calls, thirdly, upon Jewry everywhere to refrain from provocative acts and to restrain those among them who would resort to violence.

Further, this Congress would not be true to its convictions if it did not state its belief that the command of Jesus Christ to evangelise the world was intended to include the people of Israel.

The Congress, therefore, calls upon all Baptists to do their part in supporting missionary work among the Jews. We believe that only when Christ is accepted as Lord will the Jews or any other people find salvation, peace, and freedom.”

This resolution, proposed by Dr. Jacob Gartenhaus, was moved, seconded, and passed unanimously.

Citations

Original Source Bibliography: Lewis, Walter O., editor. Seventh Baptist World Congress, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 29-August 3, 1947. London: The Carey Kingsgate Press Limited, 1948.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Walter O. Lewis, ed., Seventh Baptist World Congress, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 29-August 3, 1947 (London: The Carey Kingsgate Press Limited, 1948), p. 99.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA World Congress Resolution 1947.3 Resolution concerning the Jews; https://o7e.4a3.myftpupload.com/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA World Congress Resolution 1947.3).

German Baptist Mission in the Cameroons

Thanks to Swedish Baptists

BWA World Congress Resolution 1923.9

151. The following resolution of Executive was brought up by Rev. Clifton D. Gray, PH.D., LL.D„ American Secretary-elect, seconded by President E. Y. Mullins, and carried by a standing vote:—

“Deeply appreciating the painstaking efforts of our Swedish brethren in the long work of preparation for this the third session of the Baptist World Alliance, and mindful especially of the faithful services of love rendered by Dr. C. E. Benander, Dr. J. Bystrom, the Rev. K. A. Modén, and others, who for many months have worked so untiringly for its success, we count it a distinct pleasure to register our cordial thanks. We are sure that nothing has been lacking in the preparations, and that no pains have been spared to ensure the comfort and welfare of the hundreds of delegates in attendance.

“We desire also to record our sincere appreciation of the attention given our sessions by the daily press of Stockholm, and of the marked courtesies shown us by the people of this city.

“We feel that this session of the Congress has been successful in every respect, and are confident that our Baptist work throughout the world is placed on a much surer footing by reason of our coming together.”

Appreciation was also expressed of the courtesy of the police, of the hospitality in private homes, and of the entertainment of the coloured brethren.

The three Swedes named were called to the front, and Dr. Bystrom acknowledged the recognition.

Citations

Original Source Bibliography: Whitley, W. T., editor. Third Baptist World Congress: Stockholm, July 21- 27, 1923. London: Kingsgate Press, 1923.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: W. T. Whitley, ed., Third Baptist World Congress: Stockholm, July 21-27, 1923 (London: Kingsgate Press, 1923), p. xxxii.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA World Congress Resolution 1923.9 Thanks to Swedish Baptists; https://o7e.4a3.myftpupload.com/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA World Congress Resolution 1923.9).