Berlin Declaration: The Uniqueness of Christ and Jewish Evangelism

Andreas Köstenberger reports on the Berlin Declaration, which addresses the issue of the uniqueness of Christ and Jewish evangelism.

An international task force of the Theological Commission of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) met on the issue of the uniqueness of Christ and Jewish evangelism in Berlin, Germany, from August 18-22, 2008 to consider how the Christian community might express genuine love for the Jewish people, especially in Europe. Participants included Christians from Germany and Messianic Jews.

You can read the full document at the World Evangelical Alliance site. The document ends with the following call for action:

Therefore, as Christians concerned for the well being and salvation of the Jewish people, we call for:

  • Respect for religious conviction and liberty that allows frank discussion of religious claims
  • Repentance from all expressions of anti-Semitism and all other forms of genocide, prejudice and discrimination
  • Recognition of the uniqueness of Christ as the crucified, resurrected and divine Messiah who alone can save from death and bring eternal life
  • Reconciliation and unity amongst believers in Jesus
  • Renewed commitment to the task of Jewish evangelism

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