Rediscovering Baptist Heritage

A characteristic feature of the early Calvinistic Baptists was their regional Associations which linked together local congregations in specific geographical areas of Great Britain. And if it asked from whence the signatories of the London Confession derived their convictions in this regard, the experience that many of them had had in...

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Hope Bible Church (Bloemfontein)

We have seen a lot of change since our previous newsletter the end of last year. Sadly we had to say farewell to one family that relocated New Zeeland and a young man that took up a teaching post in Thailand. These were great losses to us as they were...

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Reformed Baptist Interdependency—The Zambian Model

Issues of church government, especially once you go beyond the confines of the local church, can be quite dicey. The historical forms have ended up in three broad categories—Episcopalianism, Presbyterianism and Congregationalism. As Reformed Baptists, we fall in the latter category though we would prefer to call ourselves Independents rather...

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“A Seed Was Sown”

(An honest, bold and humbling Confession of a WHITE Christian Afrikaner pastor, who accepted his newly adopted BLACK Grandson) I was born in 1950 in the Free State town of Bethlehem and grew up in Aliwal North, a small countryside town on the fringe of the Karoo in the North...

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