The Lausanne Covenant : The Unfinished Task Of Evangelization
766 Words Dec 6th, 2015 4 Pages
The Lausanne Covenant author starts of by telling the reader their beliefs. They believe that God’s good news for the whole world is the Gospel. More than 150 nations were involved in the International Congress of World Evangelization. They proclaim that they are “deeply stirred by what God is doing in our day, moved to penitence by our failures and challenged by the unfinished task of evangelization”. By reading the introduction of The Lausanne Covenant you notice how they are determined to spread the Gospel to everyone in the world.
The author then goes on to explain the purpose of God. They explain that they “affirm their beliefs in one-eternal God, Creator and Lord of the world, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who governs all things according to the purpose of his will”. The author explains to us that God sends his people back into the world to be his servants and his witnesses for the extension of his kingdom, the building up of Christ’s body, and the glory of his name. They realize and are ashamed that they have denied their calling and failed in their mission. They did denied their calling and failed their mission because they withdrew from it. In a more positive way they dedicated themselves to the task of their mission. The Lausanne Covenant uses both the Old and New Testament Scriptures as their inspiration, truthfulness, and their authority. The message of the Bible isn’t just addressed to men, or just to women. It is addressed to both…