Here are some promising areas for evangelical progress
The year 1966 presents evangelical Christians a fresh opportunity. In this world gripped by anxiety and moral impotence, we who know the God of the Bible can manifest the peace and purity, the power and promise, of a new level of life. If we fail now, we fail Christ and our generation. Here are some areas of promising spiritual advance in the new year:
1. World Congress on Evangelism. This event will bring to Berlin next October leaders who conspicuously carry the burden of biblical evangelism on their hearts and are strategically related to evangelistic planning in the churches. From more than a hundred nations, Christian workers of all races will match vision with vision to claim the modern world for Christ. They hope to appropriate the glory of Christ’s resurrection in a new way, to re-emphasize the apostolic sense of mission, and then to get on with the task of carrying the Gospel to the ends of the earth. They will ask those everywhere who acknowledge Christ as their Saviour and Lord to enlist as an army of missionary volunteers.
2. Christian University. Evangelical thought as well as evangelical action needs bold exposition. This year may see the projection of a Christian university that honors the Living God, the supernatural Jesus, and the Bible. A strategic beginning might be a Christian institute of advanced studies with access to a prestigious secular university. In a day when even prominent church-related colleges seem embarrassed by ties to the historic faith, and when some administrators and trustees defend faith-destroying professors whose salaries are paid by God-fearing Christians, the time is ripe for a bold new advance in evangelical education.
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