The World Congress on Evangelism was held in Berlin in 1966. From more than 100 nations came onetime strangers to the Living God who had found new life in Christ, to voice to the world the realities of personal salvation. To men and women of all nations and races they echoed the personal prospect of peace and purity, of happiness and hope.
The Berlin meetings brought to light a tremendous imbalance in the Christian community’s witness to the world: although the majority of the world’s inhabitants are not Christian, most of the literature of the Church—in an age of mass-media access—is directed to those who are already committed to Christ. This issue of CHRISTIANITY TODAY concentrates on this neglected frontier. Entitled “Rebirth,” it is addressed to the uncommitted, to whom it presents an invitation to personal acceptance of Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord.1
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