Dr. Bruno VAN de VLIET



 Missionary to Sri Lanka 2016-2017

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Statement Of Faith

1. The Bible

We believe the Holy Bible (66 books of canon), as originally written in the autographs, was verbally inspired and the product of Spirit-controlled men, and therefore is the absolute truth without any admixture of error in its content. We believe that we have a faithful representation of the originals in the legitimate translations that are available to us today. We accept a natural/literal interpretation and believe the Bible to be relevant for today as the only rule for what we believe and how we live.

II Timothy 3:16-17

II Peter 1:19-21


2. The True God

We believe there is one living and true God. He is the creator and supreme ruler of heaven and earth glorious in holiness and alone worthy of our worship. In the unity of the Godhead there are three persons: The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit, equal in every divine perfection, and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption.

Exodus 20:2-3

Revelation 4:11

I Corinthians 8:6

I John 5:7


3. The Son of God

We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten of the Holy Spirit in a miraculous manner and was born of Mary, a virgin. He is both Son of God and God the Son, fully God and fully man. In taking upon Himself our nature, yet without sin, He honored the divine law by His obedience, and by His death made a full and substitutionary atonement for our sins. He is now in Heaven and is in every way qualified to be a compassionate and all-sufficient Savior.

Isaiah 7:14

Luke 1:27

John 1:14

John 1:29-37

Hebrews 4:15


4. The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit was given to be a helper to the believer and the restrainer of evil. Upon accepting Christ as our savior, He indwells us. He was the agent of our regeneration, and we are sealed by Him insuring our salvation.

John 14:16-17

Luke 1:35

John 3:5-6

Matthew 28:19

Acts 11:16

Ephesians 1:13-24

Hebrews 9:14

Romans 8:14-16

Mark 1:8

John 14:26

Romans 8:26-27

John 1:33


5. The Devil/Satan

We believe in the personality of Satan, that he is the unholy god of this age, and the author of all the powers of evil and sin, and is destined to the judgment of an eternal justice in the Lake of Fire.

Matthew 4:1-3

Revelation 20:10

II Corinthians 4:4

Revelation 12:9


6. The Act of Creation

We accept the Genesis account of creation being six literal twenty-four hour days, and believe that man came by direct creation of God and not by evolution.

Genesis 1 and 2

John 1:3

Colossians 1:16-17


7. The State of Man

We believe that man was created in innocence under the law of God, but by voluntary transgression fell from his sinless and happy state, the consequence of making all mankind sinners. Therefore every man and woman born today is a depraved being in need of the sacrifice made for him by Jesus Christ coming to earth to be crucified. It is for this reason all mankind must be led by the Holy Spirit to the Father.

Genesis 3:1-6

Romans 1:32

Romans 3:10-19

Romans 5:19

Romans 5:12

Romans 1:18


8. The Salvation of Man

We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly by grace apart from works; through the death and resurrection of the perfect “Lamb of GOD”, Jesus Christ, who substituted Himself for us by taking the penalty for our sins. This satisfied the demands of the Holy God, thus justifying the repentant sinner. We furthermore believe that faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is the only condition of salvation.

Ephesians 2:8

I John 4:10

Acts 15:11

Romans 3:24-27

I Corinthians 15:3

John 3:16

Matthew 18:11

II Corinthians 5:21

Philippians 2:7-8

Hebrews 2:14

Acts 13:39

Isaiah 53:4-7, 11

Zechariah 13:1

Romans 5:1-9

Romans 8:1

Acts 16:31


9. The Local Church

We believe that a local church is a congregation of immersed believers, associated by covenant of faith and friendship of the Gospel, observing the ordinances of Christ, (baptism by immersion and the Lord’s supper), governed by His laws, and exercising the gifts, rights and privileges invested in them by His Word; that its officers are Pastors and Deacons, whose qualifications, claims, and duties are clearly defined in the Scriptures; we believe the true mission of the church is the faithful witnessing of Christ to all men as we have opportunity. We hold that the local church has the absolute right of self government, free from the interference of a hierarchy of individuals or organizations; and that its one and only superintendent is Christ, through the Holy Spirit; that it is Scriptural for true churches to co-operate with each other in the contending for the faith, and for the furtherance of the Gospel, with the realization that it is necessary to separate from apostasy; that each local church is the sole judge of the measures and action of its co-operation; on all matters of membership, of polity, of government, of discipline, of benevolence, the will of the local church is final.

Acts 2:41-42

I Corinthians 11:2


Ephesians 4:11

Acts 20:17-28

I Timothy 3:15

Colossians 1:18

Ephesians 5: 23-24


10. The Resurrections and Second Coming

We believe in the bodily resurrection of Christ; the pre-tribulation rapture and resurrection of the church age saints; the visible pre-millennial return of Christ, and the millennial reign of Christ on the throne of David.

Matthew 28:6-7

I Corinthians 15:4

Luke 24:39

Acts 1:9-11

John 14:3

Hebrews 9:28

I Corinthians 15:42-44, 52

I Thessalonians 4:13-18

Luke 1:32

Isaiah 9:6-7

Acts 2:29-30

1 Corinthians 15:25

Psalm 72:8

Revelation 20:6-14

Isaiah 11:4-5

Isaiah 32:1


Curriculum vitae

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Curriculum Vitae

Born in Antwerp, Belgium on 8 June 1950

Primary Schools : Sint Rochus, Deurne and Sint Norbertus Antwerpen (accredited)

Secondary schools : Technisch Instituut Borgerhout and Stedelijk Instituut voor Sierkunsten en Ambachten Antwerpen  (accredited)

Hoger Instituut voor Grafisch Onderwijs, Turnhout (accredited)

B.I.B. (E.T.F.) Leuven, Belgium   Bachelor's degree in Religious Studies 1976  (accredited)

N.B.T.S. (Trinity Western University) Langley, BC, Canada Master's degree in Ministry   1993   (accredited)

Stafford University, England. Doctor of Philosophy.  2003    (not accredited)

Hebron Eco University, Colombo, Sri Lanka, Master of Arts in Theology 2016 (accredited)

Hebron Eco University, Colombo, Sri Lanka, Doctor of Theology, 2018 (accredited)

Other degrees and diplomas:

Attest G.B.P. opleiding (equal to a Bachelor in Education) Antwerpen 1998  (accredited)

Trinity College of Nigeria Doctor of Divinity h.c; 1995    (not accredited)

Masterbuilder Diploma  1986  SBC    (not accredited)

Fellow of the College (Wessex Theological College) Sherborne, Dorset, England 1990   (not accredited)

Doctorandus Somerset University, Illminster, England 1991   (not accredited)

Chieftancy from Edo, AKS, Nigeria Obong Unwana Edo 1992   (not accredited)

Books published:

A list of bibles, printed in the 15 and 16th century - Agape 1976

A study on the book of Philippians - MBFB 1976

The Impact of the art of Printing in the 15th and 16the century - BIB 1976

Ely - MBFB 1987

Discipleship, a doctrine never out of date - master's thesis NBTS 1993

The life of Armauer Hansen - TLMPress 1993

Nigeria, a surprising country - TLMPress 1994

Onze mundiale verantwoordelijkheid TLMPress 1995

Child-soldiers, slaves of war - TLMPress 1996

Orissa en India TLMpress 1997

Le dr Mallik à la recherche de nouveaux patients TLMpress 1998

Dr Malik zoekt nieuwe patienten TLMpress 1998

Onze samenleving TLMpress 1998

Wellesley Bailey - TLMpress 1999

Teng (vertaling) TLMpress 2001

Bezoek aan zone de santé Kisantu TLMpress 2007

over 100 articles in missions Magazine "Focus" TLM-Belgium

editor in chief of Focus 1993-2009 TLM-Belgium

writer of articles in Direction Magazine, Homsa Sri Lanka

The influence of Luther to today's church  English, Dutch, French - Agape Antwerp Belgium 2017

Gelijkheid van man en vrouw - Agape, Antwerp Belgium, 2018

Speaking in tongues - Agape Antwerp Belgium, 2019

Bible studies:

Inductive Bible study Mark (TEE) 1981

Inductive Bible Study New Testament introduction (TEE) 1983

The Force (vertaling JTC) 1990

Melaatsheid in de Bijbel TLMpress 1994

De houding tegenover de aarde TLMpress 1999

Het uur dat de wereld verandert EHCB 2006

De Bijbelse manier van Geven DBM 2006

Hoop voor vandaag (vertaling) EHCB 2009

The pastor as Shepherd, member, evangelist  - DBM 2012

Sterk staan (1 Petrus) DBM 2013

Apostleship DBM 2012


2 years salvation army in Antwerp 1976-1978

Evangelist and pastor of the Antwerp Baptist Church - Agape - 1980-1986

Teacher at Limburgs Baptisten Seminarium 1981-1983

Evangelist of the Mission of Fundamental Baptist Churches in Antwerp 1988-1992

Assistant director of the Leprosy Mission 1992-1993

Director of the Leprosy Mission Belgium 1993-2009

Visiting professor at Trinity College of Nigeria, 1992, 1996, 1998, 2000

Director of Every Home for Christ-Belgium 2004-2015

Founder and professor at Trinity Bible school, Mbeya, Tanzania 2006

Teacher at Trinity Bible School, Belgium 2004- 2015

Docent at E.T.C. Antwerpen, 2013-present

Docent at S.A.I.T. and E.T.C. Sri Lanka 2012-present

Adjunct professor at MESA-GST, Sri Lanka 2015 - present