Twenty-five years ago, a historic summit of evangelical leaders led by Dr. James Boice took place in Cambridge, MA. The conference culminated with the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals issuing the Cambridge Declaration.
The declaration painted a stark picture of the conditions in the evangelical world:
"Today the light of the Reformation has been significantly dimmed. The consequence is that the word "evangelical" has become so inclusive as to have lost its meaning. We face the peril of losing the unity it has taken centuries to achieve. Because of this crisis and because of our love of Christ, His gospel and His church, we endeavor to assert anew our commitment to the central truths of the Reformation and of historic evangelicalism. These truths we affirm not because of their role in our traditions, but because we believe that they are central to the Bible."
The Alliance remains committed to these central truths. The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals asks all Christians to give consideration to implementing this Declaration in the church’s worship, ministry, policies, life, and evangelism.
Download a copy of the Cambridge Declaration to read more about these truths.