The Third Lausanne Congress
Foreword by Doug Birdsall and Lindsay Brown
In October of 2010, over 4,000 Christian leaders from 200 countries met in Cape Town, South Africa, to discuss critical issues of our time as they relate to the Church and evangelization. This was the Third Lausanne Congress, convening nearly 35 years after the original Lausanne Congress in 1974, called by Billy Graham.
Written as a roadmap for the Lausanne Movement, The Cape Town Commit-ment presents a statement of shared Biblical convictions, and calls church-es, mission agencies, seminaries and Christians all over the World to action.
Prominent authors involved in The Lausanne Movement include John Stott, John Piper, Ajith Fernando, Vaughan Roberts, Joni Eareckson Tada, Christopher J.H. Wright and Rebecca Manley Pippert.
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About the Author
Christopher Wright is the Principal of All Nations Christian College, in Ware, United Kingdom. He taught for five years in the Union Biblical Seminary in India. He received his Ph.D. from Cambridge University and is ordained in the Church of England. He is the author of An Eye for an Eye, God's People in God's Land, Knowing Jesus through the Old Testament, and Walking in the Ways of the Lord.
Table of Contents
Part I For the Lord we love: The Cape Town Confession of Faith 9
1 We love because God first loved us 9
2 We love the living God 10
3 We love God the Father 12
4 We love God the Son 13
5 We love God the Holy Spirit 15
6 We love God's Word 17
7 We love God's world 19
8 We love the gospel of God 23
9 We love the people of God 25
10 We love the mission of God 27
For reflection 30
Part II For the world we serve: The Cape Town Call to Action 33
IIA Bearing witness to the truth of Christ in a pluralistic, globalized world 33
IIB Building the peace of Christ in our divided and broken world 39
IIC Living the love of Christ among people of other faiths 46
IID Discerning the will of Christ for world evangelization 52
IIE Calling the Church of Christ back to humility, integrity and simplicity 58
IIF Partnering in the body of Christ for unity in mission 65
For reflection 72
Congress Closing Address 75