The Call Unto Faithfulness
Whereas the Scriptures repeatedly call us unto faithfulness—unto God, unto the Lord Jesus Christ, unto the Word of God (Luke 9:62, I Corinthians 15:58; Revelation 2:10), and
Whereas we are encouraged by the Scriptures to “…not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not” (Galatians 6:9), and
Whereas our lives are to be well-pleasing unto the Lord in all things and less concerned about the approval of men or even ourselves (I Corinthians 6:19, 20; Colossians 3:23), and
Whereas there are many significant changes, new movements, such as Emerging Church and ecumenical pronouncements, like The Manhattan Declaration, that have undermined the steadfastness of some brethren, leading to compromises with worldliness and worldly methods of ministry (II Peter 3:17), as well as false prophets, cults and a coldness of heart among God’ s people towards spiritual truth (Isaiah 30:10; Matthew 24:12; II Timothy 4:3, 4),
Be it, therefore, resolved that we, the members of the IBFNA meeting in Charlotte, NC, June 22-24, 2010, do hereby devote ourselves and our ministries to the faithful preaching and teaching of all the doctrines of God’s Word (I Timothy 1:3, 4).
Be it further resolved that we are determined to fight a good warfare for the cause of Jesus Christ (I Timothy 1:18b) and exercise carefulness in presenting Scripture as the final authority and Jesus Christ as the only Savior in every ministry of our churches.
Be it finally resolved that we will strive to lift up the Blessed Hope of the imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ (Titus 2:13) as the greatest motivation for our faithfulness and faithful service, earnestly seeking His “well done” as we exalt His Name in a world that knows Him not.