‘Not to entertain policies that compromises Christian faith’
Dimapur, February 1: The powerful Baptist Church in Nagaland has decided that none of its members will entertain any policies that are implemented at the cost of compromising Christian faith by organizing official events which coincide with Sunday worship.
In its 22nd triennial convention held from January 29 to 31 at Baptist College – Shalom Bible Seminary Campus, Sechü-Zubza and hosted by Angami Baptist Church Council (ABCC), the Nagaland Baptist Church Council (NBCC) resolved that “any policies that are implemented at the cost of compromising Christian faith by organizing official events which coincide with Sunday worship will not be entertained by the members of the church.” It also resolved to firmly assert “our Christian faith in responding to any Counter Culture.”
A NBCC communiqué said the convention also revisited the ANBC – 77/339 (15th October 1977) which, refers to “Enlisting of 10,000 volunteers for the “Great Commission Movement of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
“As of date there are 1,793 missionaries sent out from Nagaland, 1,832 native evangelists supported by Associations, churches and individuals and 21,041 mission supporters. The Nagaland Missions Movement (NMM) in their survey puts 2,50,720 who have volunteered for the Great Commission task from 1977-2020. Nonetheless as a church our response to the mission of God cannot be limited with time and numbers and therefore the NBCC once again commit itself to working for the Great Commission as long as Christ tarries,” the communiqué informed.
And in spite of call from various quarters for relook at the Nagaland Liquor Total Prohibition Act 1989, considering the total failure of prohibition in the State, the NBCC reaffirmed to stand on the issue of NLTP Act and impressed upon the Government to seriously and practically implement the Act.
The NBCC also resolved to sincerely carry out the ministry towards the alcoholics and related problems.
The Baptist Church also resolved again to strengthen and intensify ‘Clean Election Campaign’ so as to fight against any form of corruption.
Towards this end, the NBCC urged the Government to bring out clean electoral reform.
Resolving to remain true to the convention’s theme ‘Stronger Together’ by setting up Friendship Fund to help and support associations in need, the council also resolved to cooperate with the medical fraternity and Government of the day in the fight against Covid-19 to contain the pandemic, while remaining true to the biblical teaching “which is the final authority for the Christians”.
The NBCC further resolved to once again revive God’s original purpose for family (husband, wife & children) in working together in partnership, walking together and fellowshipping together.
It also acknowledged the warm hospitality and service accorded to the delegates during the 22nd triennial convention by the host association ABCC. The speakers for the convention were Dr. Buno Iralu, Dr. Adela Mero, Rev. Dr. Zelhou Keyho and Rev. Dr. Ezamo Murry.
During the convention, installation of new NBCC officers taken up, with Rev. Dr. Atsi Dolie as president, NBCC; Tialemba Phom as vice president, NBCC and Dr. Niholi Shohe as vice president, NBCC.
(Page News Service)