11 July 2010

TWELFTH RESOLUTIONS - 2010

These resolutions are read, proposed and seconded at each of the 18 demonstrations.

FAITH

As members of the Loyal Orange Institution, a Christian organisation, we affirm our belief in the one true sovereign God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  We believe that there is only one Mediator between God and man, Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, the only King and head of His church.

We believe that for individuals to have hope for time and for eternity it is necessary for them to come to faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour.  We strongly urge men and women to “search the Scriptures” which are able to make them wise unto salvation, so that through the work of the Holy  Spirit they may be led to saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the only Saviour of mankind.


LOYALTY

That we, the Orangemen assembled at Belfast in commemoration of the 320th anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne do hereby reaffirm our devotion and loyalty to the Throne and Person of Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Her other Realms, Defender of The Faith.

We re-affirm our support for the 1701 Act of Settlement, which forms the basis for the Civil and Religious Liberties which we and others throughout the British Commonwealth continue to enjoy as nations, and clearly state our opposition to any attempt to Repeal this Act.


THE STATE

As an Institution we celebrate the anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne in 1690, which established Civil and Religious Liberty and allowed the evolution of modern constitutional democracy.

We join with the Grand Lodges in England and Scotland in remaining firm for the Union of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The Union provides all the people of the United Kingdom with stability and opportunity and is a heritage worthy of being passed down untarnished to future generations.

To further the cause of the Union, we call on our political representatives to work for and seek a common voice on the central issue that matters to the unionist people