Standing Resolution Of Fourth Baptist Church -- By: Anonymous
CenQ 3:4 (Winter 1960) p. 47
Standing Resolution Of Fourth Baptist Church
2105 FREMONT AVENUE NORTH MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA
as adopted April 1, 1959
WHEREAS: Interdenominational philosophy has ascribed to itself the church’s divinely appointed task of evangelism;
AND WHEREAS: Interdenominational philosophy is expressed functionally by various groups guided by the principle that real soul winning service for Christ is best accomplished outside of the local church and it is therefore necessary to “rise above” all denominational barriers;
BE IT RESOLVED: That we deny the validity of this philosophy at Fourth Baptist Church, and in all of its auxiliary departments, because the local church is the “pillar and ground of the truth” (I Timothy 3:16) not any interdenominational group;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That we as Fourth Baptist members comprising a New Testament church will establish the attitude that we are not ashamed to be people with convictions and we will let it be known with all due humility that we will have an evangelism-oriented goal in all church activities;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That we declare ourselves as a separated people (II Corinthians 6:11–18) as expressed in the attached pamphlet, “Separation of the Individual Christian and the Local Church” authored by our Pastor, Dr. R. V. Clearwaters; and that we specifically extend Arabic 3 of Rule 25 of our Church Constitution, “All elective officers shall be members of the church” to all officers and committeemen of all auxiliary departments of our Church such as Sunday School classes, guilds, etc.;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That we declare ourselves against that type of Cooperative Evangelism in which both modernists and fundamentalists (heretics and the orthodox) cooperate together; whether sponsored by the National Council of Churches or cooperating with it, or other like organizations comprised of a mixed multitude;
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That we declare it is not an end in itself for souls to be won to the Lord but that every saved soul is a disobedient Christian until he has followed the Lord in New Testament baptism, joining the local church, and that it is our earnest desire every such saved one shall be integrated into the whole life of the local church.
AS A NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH WE ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING SCRIPTURES OF THE BIBLE AS OUR AUTHORITY FOR A GODLY ATTITUDE TOWARD HERESY:
CenQ 3:4 (Winter 1960) p. 48
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