Statement of Belief – Sesotho

Baptist Union of South Africa

A Proposed Statement of Belief

Revised at Florida Baptist Church, Johannesburg, June 2017

Translated by Tebogo Noinyane, Obakeng Moreo & Titus Noinyane Oct 2017

 

          1. Re lumela (1) hore Mangolo a Halalelang a na le libuka tse 66 tsa Testamente ea Khale le e Ncha ha li ngotsoe pele; (2) hore Moea oa Molimo o susumelletse baemeli hore libuka tsena ke Lentsoe la Molimo; (3) hobane ka lebaka la tšimoloho ea bomolimo le ts’usumetso ea mantsoe a eona, Mangolo ke ‘nete ho sohle seo ba se tiisetsang’ me ba tšepahala ebile ha ba na phoso; (4) hore Mangolo ana ke tšenolo e feletseng e ngotsoeng ea Molimo ho batho; (5) hore phetolelo e ‘ngoe le e’ ngoe e tšepahalang ho ea pele le e hlalositsoeng ka mokhoa o nang le boikarabelo e senola ka ho hlaka linnete tse hlokahalang bakeng sa poloko ea rona, bophelo ba bomolimo, le kholo ea Kreste; le (6) Lengolo le le leng ke matla a rona a lekaneng le a ho qetela litabeng tsohle tsa tumelo le tloaelo.
            1. Rom 3:2; Mt 5:18; Lk 24:27; Rev 22:18-19; Deut 4:1-2; Prov 30:5-6
            2. 2Pet 1:19-21; Lk 1:70; Acts 1:16; Acts 3:18; Eph 6:17; Heb 3:7
            3. Jn 10:35; Jn 17:17; 2Tim 3:16-17; Jn 14:26
            4. Mt 24:35; Rom 3:2; Acts 7:38; 1Cor 9:8-10; 1Cor 4:6; Deut 4:1-2; Prov 30:5-6; Rev 22:18-19
            5. 2Tim 2:15; 2Pet 3:16; Acts 17:11; 2Pet 1:3-4; Ps 19:7-14
            6. Jude 1:3; Lk 16:29-31; Mt 4:1-4; Mk 7:9-13; Rom 15:4

 

          1. Re lumela (1) ho Molimo a le mong ea teng ka ho sa feleng ho batho ba bararo ba lekana-Ntate, Mora le Moea o Halalelang; (2) hore le hoja motho e mong le e mong oa bomolimo a lekana ka ho feletseng le ka tsela e lekanang le Molimo, ba fapane ka kamano e mong le e mong le mosebetsi oa bona lefatšeng; (3) hore Molimo enoa ea meraro e meraro o phethahetse ebile ha a felle ka botho ba Hae le litšobotsi tsa hae – e leng ‘Musi ea halalelang, ea ratang tsohle le ea bohlale bohle; (4) hore ho tloha pele ho pōpo, Molimo o ikemiselitse ho pholosa baetsalibe ka sehlabelo sa Mora oa Hae, ho laola histori eohle ho ea ka moralo oa Hae oa borena le qetellong ho tlisa lintho tsohle tlas’a hlooho e le ‘ngoe, esita le Kreste; le (5) hore lintho tsohle li teng ho Eena, ka Eena le bakeng sa Hae, mme li bōpiloe ho bonahatsa khanya ea Lebitso la Hae le letle.
            1. Deut 6:4; Isa 46:9; 1Cor 8:6; 1Tim 2:5; Mt 3:16-17; Mt 28:19; Jn 14:16-17; 1Pet 1:1-2; Rev 1:4-6
            2. Jn 1:1-3, Jn 3:16; 1Cor 8:6, 1Cor 12:4-5; Gal 4:4-6; Eph 1:3-14; 1Pet 1:1-2
            3. 1Tim 6:15-16; Isa 6:3; 1Pet 1:15; Deut 7:9; Ps 86:15; Ps 89:14; Ps 117; Rom 8:37-39; 1Jn 4:16; Rom 11:33-36; 1Tim 1:17; Isa 55:9; Rom 16:27
            4. Jn 3:16; Eph 1:4-5, 11, 13; 1Tim 1:15; 2Tim 1:9; Rev 13:8; Gen 50:20; Isa 9:7; Isa 46:8-11; Dan 4:35; Acts 17:26; Eph 1:10
            5. Isa 48:11; Rom 11:36; Eph 1:5, 6, 14; Eph 2:7; Rev 5:13

 

          1. Re lumela (1) hore tšimolohong Molimo o bōpile lintho tsohle tse bonahalang le tse sa bonahaleng ‘me a li thabela kaofela; (2) hore O bōpile moloko oa batho e motona le e motšehali e le batsamaisi ba hae ba setšoantšo, a fa motho e mong le e mong seriti se lekanang le ho bitsa ho busa le ho hlokomela pōpo ea Hae; (3) hore bophelo ba motho boa halalela ho Molimo ‘me bo qala ho emoloa,’ me ha boa lokela ho felisoa ho sa tsotellehe boemo leha e le bofe; (4) hore Molimo o bōpile lenyalo hore e be kopano e ikhethang le ea bophelo bohle pakeng tsa motho oa tlhaho le mosali ea tlhaho a fang monna boikarabelo ba ho ba moeta-pele ea lerato le mosali e le karolo ea tšehetso e ts’oanang; (5) hore motho oa pele o entse sebe ‘me ka tsela eo a etsa kotlo ea lefu,’ meleng le moeeng bakeng sa batho bohle, ‘me ka lebaka la sebe sa hae, batho bohle ba futsaneloa ke boetsalibe, e leng se fellang ka tlōlo ea molao le boithati ba bona.
            1. Col 1:16; Rev 4:11; Gen 1:1, 31
            2. Gen 1:26-31; Mk 10:6; James 3:9
            3. Gen 9:6; Ps 119:73; Ps 139:13-16; Jer 1:5; Isa 42:5; Zech 12:1 Lk 1:41
            4. Gen 2:24; Mal 2:15; Mt 19:5-6; Eph 5:22-24; Eph 5:25-31; Heb 13:4; Lev 18:22; Lev 20:13; Rom 1:26-27; 1Cor 6:9-11
            5. Gen 3:6-8, 16-19; Gen 6:5; Rom 3:10-19, 23; Rom 5:12,17; Rom 7:9; 1Cor 15:22; Eph 2:3

 

          1. Re lumela (1) hore ha nako e ne e nepahetse, Mora oa Molimo oa ka ho sa feleng o ile a nka sebōpeho sa botho, ‘me a entsoe joaloka rona ka litsela tsohle, empa a se na sebe; (2) hore ka mor’a ho emoloa ka Moea o Halalelang, O tsoetsoe ke moroetsana Maria, o ile a rehoa Jesu (e bolelang ‘Molimo o pholosa’), ‘me ho tsoa pōpelong e ne e tla ba Molimo ka botlalo’ me e tla ba motho ka ho feletseng; le (3) hore ka hona, ke eena ea phethahetseng le moemeli feela pakeng tsa Molimo le batho.
            1. Jn 1:14; Gal 4:4; Phil 2:5-8; Heb 2:14; Heb 4:15
            2. Lk 1:31, 35; Mt 1:21; Rom 1:3-4; 1Cor 15:47-48; Col 1:19; Col 2:9
            3. Eph 2:18; 1Tim 2:5; Heb 9:15; Heb 12:24; 1Jn 2:1

 

          1. Re lumela hore (1) hore Morena Jesu Kreste o phetse bophelo bo se nang sebe, o ne a mametse ka ho phethahetseng ho Ntate oa Hae ka tsela e ‘ngoe le e’ ngoe, ‘me a kenngoa’ Musong oa Molimo o tšepisitsoeng ka mantsoe le liketso tsohle tsa Hae; (2) hore, ka thabo e behiloeng ka pel’a Hae, o ile a inehela e le sehlabelo se phethahetseng le sehlabelo bakeng sa baetsalibe, (3) tlhōlo holim’a sebe, lefu le matla ‘ohle a bobe, le ho ithekela batho ba tsoang ho eena moloko o mong le o mong, lipuo le sechaba; (4) hore sefapanong Mora oa Molimo o amohetse motho oa Hae kotlo e loketseng ea khalefo ea Molimo khahlanong le libe tsa rona, le (5) hore mali a hae a tšolotsoeng ke eona feela motheo oa poloko ea rona le ts’enolo e khōlō ea khanya ea mohau ea Molimo oa rona.
            1. Isa 53:7-9; 2Cor 5:21; 1Pet 2:22; Heb 4:15; 1Jn 3:5
            2. Isa 53:5-12; Rom 3:23-25; 2Cor 5:21; Heb 9:14; Heb 12:2; 1Pet 3:18; 1Jn 2:2
            3. Jn 12:31; 1Cor 15:54-57; Heb 2:14; Heb 9:26; Eph 1:11-14; Col 2:14; 2Tim 1:10; 1 Jn 3:8; Rev 5:9; Rev 7:9
            4. Isa 53:5-6; Mt 27:45-46; 2Cor 5:21; Gal 3:13; Rom 5:9; Heb 9:14, 22; 1Jn 4:10
            5. Rom 8:32; Eph 1:5-7; Col 1:14, 20; Heb 9:22; Rev 5:9

 

          1. Re lumela (1) hore Morena Jesu o ne a khokhothetsoe thupeng, a patoa mme ka letsatsi la boraro o tsositsoe bafung bafung mme a tlotlisoa e le litholoana tsa pele tsa pōpo e ncha ea Molimo; (2) hore O nyolohetseng leholimong, moo a lutseng ka letsohong le letona la Ntate le ‘musi holim’a lintho tsohle,’ me (3) hore O hona joale rapelela le Moprista ea Phahameng ‘me a buella bakeng sa bohle ba atamelang ho Molimo ka ho mo; le (4) hore O tla khutla ka boeena, ho bonahala, le ho tlotla ho ahlola ba phelang le bafu.
            1. Acts 2:32; Lk 24:39; Jn 20:27; 1Cor 15:17, 23
            2. 1Cor 15:20; Acts 1:9-11; Eph 1:20-22; 1Tim 3:16; 1Pet 3:22
            3. Jn 14:16; 1Jn 2:1; Rom 8:34; Heb 7:25
            4. Mt 24:29-30; Lk 17:24; Acts 1:10-11; 1Thes 4:16; 1Jn 2:28; 2Tim 4:1; 1Pet 4:5; Rev 1:7

 

          1. Re lumela (1) hore Moea o Halalelang ke Morena, ea fanang ka bophelo, ea bōpileng lefats’e, ea matlafatsang batho ba itseng ka merero ea Molimo, le ea buang Mangolong a Halalelang; (2) hore Molimo o tlotsitse Jesu Kreste ka Moea bakeng sa tšebeletso ea Hae le hore Moea o ile oa fuoa Kereke ka Pentekonta ho lula, ho etella pele, ho kopanya balumeli, ho fa e mong le e mong oa bona mesebetsi e sa tšoaneng ea tšebeletso; (3) hore Moea o Halalelang o tlotlisa Kreste, o fana ka kutloisiso ea Lentsoe, o ahlola batho ba sebe sa bona, o kopanya balumeli ho Jesu, mme o bōpa botho ba Kreste ka hare ho bona; le (4) hore Moea o tšollela lerato la Molimo ka lipelong tsa rona, o nolofalletsa thapelo le ho paka, mme e tiisa molumeli bakeng sa letsatsi la topollo ea ‘mele ea bona.
            1. Rom 8:2; 2Cor 3:6, 17-18; Jn 6:63; Gen 1:2; Job 33:4; Psalm 33:6; Ex 35:30-31; Num 24:2; 1Sam 10:10; 2Sam 23:2; Acts 1:16; Heb 3:7; 2Tim 3:16
            2. Isa 61:1; Mt 3:16; Lk 4:18; Acts 10:38; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:4; Rom 8:11, 14; Eph 4:3-4, 11, 12; Rom 12:4-7; 1Cor 12:7-11
            3. Jn 16:8, 13-14; 1Cor 2:9-16; Eph 1:17-18; 2Cor 3:18; Gal 4:19; Gal 5:2-23
            4. Rom 5:5; Rom 8:26-27; Eph 6:18; Acts 1:8; 2Cor 1:22; Eph 1:13; Eph 4:30

 

          1. Re lumela (1) hore ka pitso ea Molimo molaong oa Kosepele, bohle ba amohelang Kreste Jesu e le Mopholosi le Morena ba tsoaloa hape ka Moea o Halalelang, ba fetoha pōpo e ncha ho Kreste; (2) e le hore ka tumelo ho Eena, baetsalibe ba na le tšoarelo ea libe ‘me ba boleloa ba lokile ka lebaka la mali a Hae a tšolotsoeng; (3) hore pako ke boemo ba poloko ena le pontšo ea pele ea khalalelo ntle le eo ho seng ea tla bona Morena; (4) hore ka lebaka la hore tlamahano ea bona le Kreste, balumeli kopanela melemo eohle ea mohau tse ho Eena, ho akarelletsa le ho nkeloa ka lapeng e le bara ‘me mpho ea Moea o Halalelang; le (5) hore bohle ba furallang sebe sa bona, ba tšepile Kreste, ba ka ba le tiiso ea hore ba tla bolokoa le ho amoheloa ke Eena.
            1. Jn 1:12-13; Jn 3:3, 18; 2Cor 5:17; Jam 1:18; 1Pet 1:23-25
            2. Lk 18:14; Rom 3:26; Rom 4:5; Rom 5:1-2; Eph 2:13; Phil 3:8
            3. Lk 19:8-10; Acts 2:38; Mk 1:15; Acts 17:30; 2Cor 7:10-11; 1Jn 1:8-9; Heb 12:14
            4. Jn 1:16; Eph 1:3, 5; Rom 8:14-17; Gal 4:4-6; Phil 1:19
            5. Jn 10:27-29; Phil 1:6; 2Thes 3:3

 

          1. Re lumela hore (1) hore Kereke ke khampani eohle ea ba lopolotsoeng ke Jesu Kreste, e tsosolositsoeng ke Moea o Halalelang, e kopanngoa le Ntate ‘me ka tsela eo e mong le e mong; (2) hore Kereke ena ke batho ba Molimo, ‘mele oa Kreste le tempele ea Moea o Halalelang, eo ka eena morero oa Molimo historing o tsejoang; (3) hore kereke ea lehae, e le pontšo ea Kereke ea bokahohle, ke sebaka sa balumeli libakeng tse itseng moo Lentsoe la Molimo le boleloang le ho sebelisoa, melao e ‘meli e hlokomeloa,’ me taeo ea kereke e sebelisoa; (4) hore kerekeng ea moo banna le basali ba bitsoa ho sebetsa ka tsela e lekanang, ‘me bohlooho ba banna bo lokela ho pakoa, le (5) hore kereke e’ ngoe le e ‘ngoe ea sebaka seo e busoa ke litho tsa eona, e eteletsoeng ke balisa ba eona ke madikoni a eona.
            1. Mt 16:18; Eph 1:22-23; Eph 5:23; Col 1:18; Heb 12:23
            2. 1Cor 3:16; Eph 1:23; Eph 3:9-10; 1Pet 2:9-10
            3. Acts 20:28; 1Cor 1:2; Eph 2:18-21; 1Tim 3:15; 2Tim 4:1-5; 1Pet 2:5, 9-10; Mt 28:19-20; 1Cor 11:23-32; Rom 6:1-4; Mt 18:15-20; Gal 6:1-5; Tit 3:10
            4. Acts 2:17-18; 1Cor 11:5; 1Cor 14:34; 1Tim 2:8-15; 1Pet 3:7; 1Pet 4:10-11
            5. Acts 6:1-7; Acts 14:23; Acts 15:3-4, 22-28; Acts 20:28; Mt 18:17; Eph 5:23; Phil 1:1; Col 1:18; 1Cor 5:1-13; Tit 1:5-9; 1Tim 3:1-13; 1Pet 5:1-3

 

          1. Re lumela (1) hore Morena Jesu Kreste o behile melao e ‘meli – Kolobetso le Lijo tsa Morena – ho nkoa e le liketso tsa ho mamela le ho ba lipaki tsa lintlha tsa motheo tsa tumelo ea Bokreste; (2) Kolobetso e ke ho qoelisoa a ipolelang molumeli ho metsi ka ipolela la boitsebiso le Kreste lefu la Hae, lepato le tsoho ea bafu, le (3) hore la Morena Selallong sa ho ja bohobe le senoelo, e leng se bontšang rona ho kopanela ‘meleng oa Mopholosi le mali a tšolotsoeng ho hopola lefu la Hae ho fihlela A tla.
            1. Mt 28:19-20; Mt 3:16; Rom 6:1-4; Gal 3:27; Lk 22:14-20; Acts 2:41-42; 1Cor 10:16; 1Cor 11:23-32
            2. Acts 2:38; Rom 6:3-5; Col 2:12; Gal 3:27
            3. Mk 14:22-28; 1Cor 10:16; 1Cor 11:23-26

 

          1. Re lumela (1) hore mosebetsi oa Kereke ke ho etsa barutuoa ba batho bohle lihlopheng libakeng tsohle ka ‘nete ea Kosepele ea Jesu Kreste, le ho lema le ho theha likereke tsa moo ho mamela tsohle tseo Jesu a li rutileng Baapostola; (2) hore ka ho rata moahelani oa rona joalokaha re ithata, ka kutloelo-bohloko, ka mokhoa o nepahetseng le ka bohlale, re ipapisa le lerato la Molimo ho bohle; le (3) hore re lokela ho etsa sohle ena ho ea ka Mangolo, tlas’a moriti oa Sefapano le ka matla a tsoho.
            1. Ps 22:27; Ps 67:1-7; Mt 16:8; Mt 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Acts 14:22; Eph 4:11-16; Tit 1:5
            2. Lev 17:18; Lk 10:25-27; Jn 13:35; 2Cor 5:14; Gal 6:9-10
            3. Mk 8:34-35; Rom 1:4; 1Cor 1:18-23; Eph 1:19-20; Phil 3:10; Jam 2:8

 

          1. Re lumela (1) ka tsoho ea ‘mele ea ba lokileng le ba sa lokang, (2) hore batho bohle ba tla hlaha ka pel’a setulo sa kahlolo sa Molimo ho fumana molemong oa lintho tse entsoeng nakong ea’ mele, le (3) hore bao mabitso a bona a ngotsoeng bukeng ea bophelo ea Konyana e tla kena bophelong bo sa feleng, empa ba sa lokang ba kena kahlolong e sa feleng; le (4) hore tumellanong le tšepiso ea Molimo re lebeletsoe leholimo le lecha le lefats’e le lecha leo ho lona ho loka ho lulang teng, ha re tla ba le Morena ka ho sa feleng, ‘me o na le rona: “Tloo Morena Jesu, tloo!”  Amen..
            1. Job 19:25-27; Ps 16:10; Isa 26:19; Dan 12:2; Jn 5:28-29; Acts 24:15; Rom 6:5; 1Thes 4:16-17
            2. Jn 5:22, 27-29; Mt 16:27; Rom 2:6; 2Cor 5:10; Heb 9:27
            3. Mt 7:21-23; Mt 13:49-50; Mk 9:45-49; Mk 25:31-46; Rev 13:8; Rev 20:11-15; Rev 21:27
            4. 1Thes 4:17; 2Pet 3:13; Rev 21:1; Rev 22:20