An Urgent Appeal to Christian Leaders in America -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Reformation and Revival
Volume: RAR 11:3 (Summer 2002)
Article: An Urgent Appeal to Christian Leaders in America
Author: Anonymous

An Urgent Appeal to Christian Leaders in America

“I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you. .. .”

Ephesians 1:17–18

America And Beyond

The primary audience of An Urgent Appeal is Christian leadership in America. However, the general principles are equally applicable to revival issues in the church worldwide. The Appeal celebrates significant renewal and revival movements in other parts of the world that illustrate many of the issues explored here. They hold out great hope for God’s mercies to yet reawaken the church in America.

Starting The Conversation

An Urgent Appeal is not intended to be a “primer” on revival. Instead, it presents an analysis on revival that attempts to be biblical, simple, and generally self-evident. The goal is to capsulate major themes on revival around which consensus and collaboration can be built as the American church stands at a new threshold in the Kingdom purposes of Christ.

Primary objectives of the Appeal include:

  • To cultivate and promote increased consensus and collaboration about what the Holy Spirit has said and is saying concerning corporate, biblical revival.
  • To establish a starting point for in-depth discussion on biblical revival by leaders of various denominational and ethnic backgrounds.
  • To provide common language and a context within which Christian leaders can work together to foster this vision throughout the Body of Christ.
  • To help leaders who seek corporate, biblical revival to preempt unnecessary chaos and division among ourselves and our people as God grants our prayers for revival.

Ultimately, it is hoped the Appeal will stimulate collegiality among Christian leaders and will help cultivate a climate conducive to a theologically sound reawakening to Christ within our churches and throughout our nation.

The Seasons Of God

“As for you, because of the blood of my covenant with you, I will free your prisoners from the waterless pit. Return to your fortress, O prisoners of hope; even now I announce that I will restore twice as much to you” (Zechariah 9:11–12).

Judgment And Hope

One year passes into another, one century into another, one millennium into another. Great leaders, great movements, great nations come an...

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