Action Biblique Church
Action Biblique Origins
Action Biblique Suisse is one of the fruits of the Ministry of Scottish Evangelist Hugh Edward Alexander (1884 - 1957). Trained at the Biblical Institute in Glasgow, at the time of revival in Wales, he came to Cologny, near Geneva, on 6 August 1906. A zealous witness of Jesus Christ, he was a world missionary and at the core of his values was a strong biblical faith. His vocation was based on the texts of Acts 1:8, and Genesis 13.14-15, Jeremiah 1.18-19 and Acts 1:8.
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth. Genesis 13:14-15
Today I have made you a fortified city, an iron pillar and a bronze wall to stand against the whole land—against the kings of Judah, its officials, its priests and the people of the land. They will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you and will rescue you," declares the LORD. Jeremiah 1:18-19
Here, I establish you on this day throughout the country as a strong city, a column of iron and wall of brass, against the kings of Judah, against its leaders, against its priests, and against people of the country. They will make war, but they do not overcome you, for I am with you to deliver you, says the LORD.
Development of the Church in Switzerland and around the world
H.-E. Alexander alongside Colonel Albin Peyron from 1912 to 1916 participated in many envagelization campaigns that gave Switzerland its awakening. The revival of Switzerland began in 1910 and continued over a decade. By 1916, H.-E. Alexander had devoted himself to teaching and his ministry of apologetics..
Noting that the so-called new theology, jeopardized the faith of the young converted, they published a monthly biblical teaching, "The Witness" and created "The Biblical Alliance. "In 1919 he opened a" Missionary Bible School at Ried on Biel. A few years later, the United Bible became "L’Action Biblique and a Bible School was established in Cologny, it subsequently became the Bible Institute of Geneva
Through the ministry of former students, the missionary outreach of the Action Biblique extends to Italy, Yugoslavia, Spain, Portugal, North Africa, Egypt, Lebanon, India, Central Asia and West Africa and Brazil. Many of these early missionaries go simply by relying on God and the exercise of their profession to support themselves. The spread of Sacred Scripture, the preaching of the Gospel biblical teaching gave birth to churches united by a single confession of faith. Today Action Biblique churches have formed associations in Brazil, Côte d'Ivoire, France, Italy, Portugal and Switzerland.