Climaxing ten days of spiritual renewal, the delegates to the World Congress on Evangelism (News, page 34) accepted, by acclamation, the following statement. They acted voluntarily, personally, and in wholesome unity, without committing their churches.
As participants in the World Congress on Evangelism, drawn from 100 nations and gathered in Berlin in the Name of Jesus Christ, we proclaim this day our unswerving determination to carry out the supreme mission of the Church.
On behalf of our fellow men everywhere, whom we love and for whom our Saviour died, we promise with renewed zeal and faithfulness to bear to them the Good News of God’s saving grace to a sinful and lost humanity; and to that end we now rededicate ourselves before the Sovereign King of the universe and the Risen Lord of the Church.
We enter the closing third of the twentieth century with greater confidence than ever in the God of our fathers who reveals himself in creation, in judgment, and in redemption. In his Holy Name we call upon men and nations everywhere to repent and turn to works of righteousness.
As an evangelical ecumenical gathering of Christian disciples and workers, we cordially invite all believers in Christ to unite in the common task of bringing the Word of Salvation to mankind in spiritual revolt and moral chaos. Our goal is nothing short of the evangelization of the human race in this generation, by every means God has given to the mind and will of men.
We recognize the failure of many of us in the recent past to speak with sufficient clarity and force upon the biblical unity of the human race.
All men are one in the humanity created by God himself. All men are one in their common need of divine redemption, and all are offered salvation ...1
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