Evangelism and Contextualization of the Gospel

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BWA General Council Resolution 2008.4

The General Council of the Baptist World Alliance, meeting in Prague, Czech Republic, July 20- 25, 2008;

Gives thanks to God for the rich spiritual legacy of Reformers like Jan Hus and Petr Chelcicky whose witness still inspires Czech Baptist life which began one hundred and fifty years ago;

Calls on Baptists throughout the world to be intentional in contextualizing the Gospel in today’s world, recognizing linguistic and cultural issues, and remaining faithful to the Great Commission to share God’s love in Jesus Christ.

Citations

Original Source Bibliography: Callam, Neville, editor. Baptist World Alliance 2008 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2008.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Neville Callam, ed., Baptist World Alliance 2008 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2008), p. 132.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 2008.4 Evangelism and Contextualization of the Gospel; https://www.baptistworld.org/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA General Council Resolution 2008.4).

For more information about Baptist World Alliance resolutions, visit BaptistWorld.org/resolutions.

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