LCJE Affirmation - France 2001
JEWISH EVANGELISM IN EUROPE IN THE THIRD MILLENNIUM
LAUSANNE CONSULTATION ON JEWISH EVANGELISM (LCJE)
SEVENTH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE
15 - 18 March 2001
We, the 55 participants at the 7th European Conference of LCJE, came together out of 10 countries at Abbaye de La Bussière-sur-Ouche (near Dijon) in France in March 15th - 18th 2001 to discuss and exchange information about Jewish Evangelism in Europe in the 3rd Millennium. As Jewish and non-Jewish followers of Jesus the Messiah, we reaffirm our commitment to communicate the gospel, which according to Paul is "to the Jews first" (Romans 1:16).
We have been encouraged to hear about the work of the Holy Spirit among the Jewish people in different countries and we praise God for his mercy upon His people.
We considered "THE WILLOWBANK DECLARATION ON THE CHRISTIAN GOSPEL AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE" from April 29th 1989 and we call upon the Christian churches in Europe to reconsider their commission to preach the gospel in the light of this declaration.
Abbaye de La Bussière-sur-Ouche, March 18, 2001
On behalf of the participants:
Hartmut Renz, European Coordinator of LCJE