The 3rd Lausanne Congress Opens in Cape Town – 16 Oct 2010
Updated: John Piper a speaker at Lausanne Congress!
The Third Lausanne Congress Opens in Cape Town
MEDIA ADVISORY, Oct. 16 /Christian Newswire/ — The Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization opens in Cape Town this weekend, Sunday 17 October 2010. It draws together 4,000 invited participants from 197 nations, and extends through GlobaLink sites to 90 countries. The Congress theme is ‘God in Christ, reconciling the world to himself’ (2 Corinthians 5:19) and how to bear witness to Jesus Christ and all his teaching in every region of the world and every sphere of society.
The Lausanne Movement, founded by Billy Graham, is uniquely placed to gather evangelicals for a common purpose. The Congress will reaffirm the primary truths of biblical Christianity, and engage with critical issues set to face the Church over the next decade. These issues have been identified through consultations around the world. Doug Birdsall, Chairman of The Lausanne Movement, said: ‘We have worked to engage evangelical leaders on all continents. This is the first Congress of its kind in the digital age, and we’re praying it will herald a new moment for the Church.’
In this information age, traffic on the eight-language Congress website is expected to be high, and radio networks will relay programmes across Africa and Latin America, on the themes of the Congress.
The 1974 Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization produced The Lausanne Covenant, widely regarded as one of the most significant documents in recent church history. Reflecting on this, Archbishop Henry Orombi, Chair of the Africa Host Committee, declared: ‘Under God, the legacy of The Third Congress is up to us!’ The Cape Town Commitment: a statement of belief and a call to action, will be published out of the Congress. Dr Chris Wright, Director of Langham Partnership International, is the chief architect of the new statement, working in partnership with senior theologians from all continents.
Each of the six days of the Congress will begin with a study in Ephesians, led by pastor-theologians from around the world. ‘We will be studying Ephesians as a global community,’ said Blair Carson, Congress Director. ‘We want it to be a grounding for a whole new movement of communicating the gospel of Jesus Christ.’
John Stott and Billy Graham have sent personal greetings, assuring the Congress of their daily prayer. Both are now becoming frailer, but have lost none of their passion for Christ and his gospel. Billy Graham, reflecting on the huge scale of changes in the world, wrote from his home in North Carolina, ‘One of your tasks during Cape Town 2010 will be to analyze those changes, and to assess their impact on the mission to which God has called us in this generation.’
John Stott expressed his particular pleasure that the Congress is being hosted in Africa: ‘I pray that you will be able to share richly in the blessing God has poured out on the Church in that continent, as well as sharing in the pain and suffering of his people there.’
Participants in the Congress truly stand on the shoulders of giants.
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The Lausanne Movement is a worldwide movement that mobilizes evangelical leaders to collaborate for world evangelization. www.lausanne.org
Lausanne Movement brings every Christian denomination and movement into dialogue under the auspices of evangelising the world. It is a smokescreen, behind which lies the One World Religion backed by a New World Order. Billy Graham, founder of Lausanne in 1974 is a Roman Catholic trained evangelical. Lausanne is there purely to advance the Vatical II Evangelisation program with it’s ecumenical themes for evangelicals.
“Cape Town 2010, held in collaboration with the World Evangelical Alliance, will bring together 4,000 leaders from more than 200 countries to confront the critical issues of our time – other world faiths, poverty, HIV/AIDS, persecution, among others – as they relate to the future of the Church and world evangelisation.”
“Serving the Suffering” and “Growing in Humility as We Experience Community” are just some of the topics of discussion that have taken place prior to the congress starting. These sound wonderful, but social justice is not the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The term “World Evangelisation” might sound biblical to you, but when the Evangelisation is another gospel, what you do have is a coming together of people from all around the world forming part of the spiritual “World Tower of Babel” as they in effect are opposing God to set up their own foundations and structures.
The term Evangelization is a term coined by Vatican II, and used by all ecumenical (false) Christian movements to gain support of churches, church groups and networks, throughout the world. The word Evengelization entails political action and social justice along with spreading a false gospel. The saving of the ‘soul’ is not the concern of Evangelization, it’s the saving of nations and then the entire world under a New World Religion championed by a New World Order headed by the Anti-Christ.
Billy Graham has fooled millions over the years, proclaiming to be an evangelical Christian when in fact he was none other than protoge of Vatican II’s Evangelization project.
I am following this congress via the internet, I will post any names I find of importance.
See the list below as to who is attending the Lausanne Conference and sitting on the council:
- Dr. Billy Graham Founder, Lausanne Movement
- Dr. John Stott Honorary Chairman, Lausanne Movement
- Dr. Leighton Ford Honorary Chairman, Lausanne Committee
- Dr. Miriam Adeney Professor, Seattle Pacific Seminary
- Dr. Leith Anderson Senior Pastor, Wooddale Church, President, US National Association of Evangelicals
- Dr. Bryan Chappell President, Covenant Seminary
- Dr. Loren Cunningham Founder, Youth with a Mission (YWAM)
- Mr. Jim Daly President, Focus on the Family
- Dr. Steve Douglass President, Campus Crusade for Christ
- Dr. Ken Fong Pastor, Evergreen Baptist Church
- Dr. Timothy George Dean, Beeson Divinity School
- Dr. Os Guinness Author
- Dr. Gary Haugen President, International Justice Mission
- Dr. Dean Hirsch President, World Vision International
- Dr. Tim Keller Pastor, Redeemer Presbyterian Church
- Dr. Duane Litfin President, Wheaton College
- Mr. Hugh Maclellan President, The Maclellan Foundation
- Dr. Jesse Miranda Hispanic Evangelical Leadership Alliance
- Dr. Richard Mouw President, Fuller Theological Seminary
- Dr. David Neff Editor, Christianity Today
- Mr. Peter Ochs President, First Fruit Foundation
- Mrs. Jane Overstreet President, Development Associates Int’l
- Dr. Luis Palau President, Luis Palau
- Dr. John Perkins President, John M. Perkins Foundation
- Dr. John Piper Pastor, Bethlehem Baptist Church
- Mrs. Becky Pippert President, Salt Shaker Ministries
- Mr. Bill Pollard Chairman of the Board, BGEA
- Dr. Wess Stafford President, Compassion International
- Dr. Tite Tienou Dean, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
- Mr. Paul Tokunaga Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship
- Dr. Mike Treneer President, The Navigators
- Dr. Rick Warren Pastor, Saddleback Church
- Dr. George Wood General Superintendent, Assembly of God
Isak Burger, world president of the Apostolic Faith Mission, from South Africa, participated in the recent Cape Town planning meetings for the Lausanne Congress.
Pastor Rick Warren – Senior Pastor, Saddleback Church
Member, Cape Town 2010 Advisory Council
“I invite every Christian leader, church, denomination and believer-anyone who cares about reaching the world for Christ-to join hands and band together backing the 2010 Lausanne Congress. It’s truly that important.”
Chairman, Cape Town 2010 Mission Committee
“A key to successful world evangelization is embracing the richness of the entire body of Christ. Cape Town 2010 will rally the global church to advance the Great Commission.”
Mr. Steve Douglass – President, Campus Crusade for Christ International
“A key to successful world evangelization is embracing the richness of the entire body of Christ – and then inviting its participation. The Cape Town 2010 Congress will enthusiastically rally the global church to complete the Great Commission.”
Dr. Jack W. Hayford – President, Foursquare Church and Chancellor, Kings College and Seminary
Member, Cape Town 2010 Advisory Council
“It will be our great privilege as South African believers to host the Cape Town 2010 Congress in Cape Town. Cape Town 2010 will add enormous impetus and encouragement to the African church to fulfill its destiny in World Mission in the 21st century. I rejoice also to see this renewal and rejuvenation of the Lausanne Movement at a time when many in the church across the world are losing their nerve about evangelism in a post-modern era. The need is great and urgent to revisit our theology both of evangelism and the uniqueness of Christ, and then be motivated afresh as those at Edinburgh in 1910, into the evangelization of our world in this generation. We need to show that our changeless Gospel is more relevant than ever in these changing times.”
Rick Warren – Saddleback Church
Ralph Winter – Fontier Mission Fellowship
Paul Eshleman – Campus Crusade for Christ International
Geoff Tunnicliffe – World Evangelical Alliance