1.7K likes. His work grew and spread to other parts of the island. South African Baptists on the Inerrancy of the Bible . The Baptist Union of Great Britain (BUGB) is the Baptist family in England and Wales (there is also the Baptist Union of Wales). In addition, there has also been no little commotion over some seemingly greatly contentious items addressed, including a clarification on the role of the ministry of men and women in the church, the particularly contentious phrase being, “that in the local church, both men and women are called to serve equally, and male headship should be evidenced” which follows the seemingly less contentious one, that marriage is the “lifelong union between a natural man and a natural woman giving the man the responsibility of loving leadership and the woman the role of compatible support.”, Moreover, another particular prickle in the sock seems to be the inclusion of what, it seems to me, we have always held to (see proof here) and now finally affirm in saying that “the Scriptures are true in all that they affirm and are trustworthy and without error.” Those last two words are the additions and you’d think, judging by the reaction of some, that we had just served up poison in a cup. It is made up of churches, regional associations, the national resource centre and Baptist colleges. One of the key issues around the discussion of a new statement of faith for the Baptist Union of South Africa is around the issue of the inerrancy of the Bible. Annual Baptist Youth of Southern Africa Summer Camp Satan has always readily deployed the weapon of “Divide and conquer.” Here is our standard – the flag raised high to which we must all rally when the warning goes out – and it will. It’s served us well for the last 94 and a half years?” (See a write up of the 128 year history of the BNA and the 1924 Statement of faith here). But here is a new day – the plans are laid for a new united theological understanding as Baptists together. No. Thus, our statement then is the new beachhead for the battle that will certainly be coming. Baptist Union of Southern Africa. This, we hope, will lead to a closer co-operation in all the work yet to be done. It is officially founded in 1854. Notice of Motion regarding the proposed new Statement of Faith for the Baptist Union 1. Details will be given with the exam papers on the procedure to provide students with numbers. • The time for each paper varies from 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes, but please be flexible in this – it is merely a guideline. … Dr. Gutsche addressed a few words on retiring and spoke of the harmony existing among executive etc. “See how they love each other” must be seen. All Rights Reserved. Monday night, 20 May 2019, was the BNA’s AGM and it was a BIG event because there was a particularly big item on the agenda – are we going to adopt the 2017 Statement of Belief as our own or not? For the sake of the display of the beauty of Christ by his racially diverse church, it must. 2003/019542/08 BTC is registered with the Department of Education as a Private Higher Education Institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997.Registration Certificate N0 2000/HE08/004. If you have any queries please feel free to contact me. The Baptist Union of Great Britain (BUGB) is the Baptist family in England and Wales (there is also the Baptist Union of Wales). Thusong Centre,12 Sylvia Road , Zuurbekom (10,152.98 mi) Johannesburg, South Africa 1779 Introduction. It is made up of churches, regional associations, the national resource centre and Baptist colleges. Why should a church give money to an association? Christians breathe a masked, ‘level 1’ sigh of relief! There are a number of aspects of the Statement of Belief that affirm where we have always stood and this can be proven, that have never been included in a common statement. • Invigilation : Normal invigilation rules apply. Literally, “Oh my word!”. This was never the case when the work first started in South Africa, and so, in many ways this is a dramatic swing back to our substantial theological roots. This was the first time the 2017 was coming to any formal gathering of Baptists for a decision. of their husbands, 10 were ‘Miss’s’, 2 were Indians and 3 were ‘Natives’ (and recorded as such!). If you have students who will be writing their 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th etc exam this year, please fill in this information on the students registration list that you submit with your exam papers. Think of a family – each member has different gifts, a different sense of humour, different outlooks, concerns but there is a undeniable unity that, like magnetism, pulls inward and together. The Union works with others in mission locally, regionally and internationally. YOU MAY FAX A COPY OF YOUR DEPOSIT TO 086 601 4365. In other words, ‘the open spaces’ of what is not stated has become the primary reason for disunity and the only way this is rectified is to put the unspoken issues on the table. Where’s the line between the separation of church and state? Today, there is a far reduced number of English-as-first-language speakers and hence the necessity to make things as plain as can be in a new statement of belief. 98 McAlpine Road, No. • Date of Examination: Weekend of 13 - 15 March 2020. Without exaggeration, this effectively marks the beginning of a new era of theology, theologians, pastors and churches in South Africa and brings an end to the semi-serious era of Baptist theology that has become the norm for us today. However, as we do have papers in Zulu or Xhosa, etc, now the questions may be translated for these students, although the answers must be made in the language of the paper. Azapo’s high watermark in democratic South Africa was the appointment of its former president Mosibudi Mangena as Minister of Science and Technology in 2004, but in the 2014 elections the party came about 10,000 votes shy of a single seat in the National Assembly. No exam results will be issued to a particular Sunday School until all outstanding fees have been paid. Many. Rev. Are the charismatics right in their accusation that we Baptists do not believe in the work of the Holy Spirit? BAPTIST UNION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA (BUSA) Sector: Church Denomination, Organisation, Group, Family or Movement Date Founded: January 1877 There is no doubt that as public opinion continues in particular directions against the simple reading of the Bible on a number of contemporary issues, both churches and pastors will need to return to a clearly stated standard of what we hold to together. Thus, 80% of our churches affirmed the need for this new statement of belief as our own. He has lectured at The Baptist Theological College of SA. Think about it, “What comes from unity?” Not uniformity, for we do not look the same, think the same, see the same. And there are many open spaces and some now addressed. Return of papers: All papers must be returned to the above address bearing a post office mark of no later than 22 March 2020. B. The 2017 Statement of Belief certainly does that. • Entrants in grades 3 - 5 may write with a pencil, but other entrants are requested to write with only a BLUE or BLACK pen. A College Committee was soon appointed under the … Guiding Baptist Churches towards multiculturalism, The Impact of COVID-19 on Pastors and Churches, The Genesis of Baptist Work in South Africa, Only man was created in the image of God – “We believe that God created man in his own image…” Oh yes, we know what that means (“in the image of God he created him, male and female he created them” Gen 1:27), but it could be misunderstood, right? 19th - 22nd - B.U Executive . Grades 3 – 5 may have the questions READ to them and difficult words explained as long as no answers are given. 51 were here. Learn how your comment data is processed. No matter how far each member may be serving, that unity that comes from being a unit is always true and must be experienced as real. Guiding Baptist Churches towards multiculturalism; The Impact of COVID-19 on Pastors and Churches; The Genesis of Baptist Work in South Africa; Being Baptist in the Baptist Union of Southern Africa Post Kuils River Assembly 2019; Why the need for a new Statement of Belief? The formation of the Baptist Union of South Africa in July 1877 seemed almost accidental. Rather, the really big victory, is all that this implies for for the future – simply put, “watch this space…”. churches complain about the shortage of time – please allow extra time if necessary especially for the adult papers!• The total number of marks varies for each grade. 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