What I Believe
Affirmations adopted by Rob Randall as a member of the
Conference of Texas Baptist Evangelists
We, the members of the Conference of Texas Baptist Evangelists before
the Lord and one another, affirm to the church and to the world our
ministry of evangelism.
||We confess Jesus Christ, the Son of God, as Lord and
Savior and declare our obedience to Him and His call upon our lives.
||We affirm our belief that the Bible is the infallible
Word of God and is our only source of authority. As Southern Baptist
Evangelists, we support the Southern Baptist Convention- Baptist
Faith and Message.
||We affirm our commitment to the Great Commission of
our Lord, and we declare our willingness to go anywhere, do anything,
and sacrifice anything God requires of us in the fulfillment of that
to God’s call to the biblical ministry
of the Evangelist, and accept our solemn responsibility to preach
the Word to all peoples as God gives opportunity.
loves every human being, who, apart from faith in Christ, is under
God’s judgment and destined
heart of the biblical message is the good news of God’s salvation,
which comes by grace alone through faith in the risen Lord Jesus
Christ and His atoning death on the
cross for our sins.
||In our proclamation of the Gospel we recognize
the urgency of calling all to decision to follow Jesus Christ as
Lord and Savior, and to do so lovingly and without coercion or manipulation.
||We need and desire to be filled and controlled
by the Holy Spirit as we bear witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ,
because God alone can turn sinners from their sin and bring them
to everlasting life.
||We acknowledge our obligation, as servants of God,
to lead lives of holiness and moral purity, knowing that we exemplify
Christ to the church and to the world.
||A life of regular and faithful prayer and bible study
is essential to our personal spiritual growth, and to our power for
||We will be faithful stewards of all that God gives
us, and will be accountable to others in the finances of our ministry,
and honest in reporting our statistics.
||Our families are a responsibility given to us by God,
and are a sacred trust to be kept as faithfully as our call to minister
||We are responsible to the church, and will endeavor
always to conduct our ministries so as to build up the local Body
of believers and serve the church at large.
||We are responsible to arrange for the spiritual care
of those who come to faith under our ministry, to encourage them
to identity with the local Body of believers,
and seek to provide for the instruction of believers in witnessing to the Gospel.
Christ’s deep concern for the personal
and social sufferings of humanity, and we accept our responsibility
as Christians and as evangelists to
do our utmost to alleviate human need.
||We beseech the Body of Christ to join with us in prayer
and work for peace in our world, for revival and a renewed dedication
to the biblical priority of evangelism in the church, and for the
oneness of believers in Christ for the fulfillment of the Great Commission,
until Christ returns.