Declaration of Our Need of New Gospel Passion
Dr. Norman Wise
2 Chronicles 7:14
14 if My people, upon whom My name is called, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their evil ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
With heavy hearts, we recognize that we are in a state of spiritual apathy. Like the people of God who were warned in the Revelation we have become lukewarm and compromised in our love for the Lord Jesus Christ and HIS gospel of pure grace. The light of our being a living witness of the great gospel of absolute love found in Christ Jesus has grown dim.
We confess that despite access to more resources and biblical teaching than any other group of believers in history, we are not characterized by careful study of the Scriptures, prayerful application of the Scriptures, or dependence upon the power of the Spirit in doing God’s work on earth. We have often, not provided honest answers to the honest questions of our generation or demonstrated a loving sane and stable spirituality before the watching cultures of the world.
God is now awakening us from this spiritual slumber and calling us to mobilize ourselves to kingdom-focused prayer framed within a sound theology of the gospel of unconditional and sovereign grace. Together, we desire to travel the narrow road of careful study of the Scripture, humility in hearing God’s word, brokenness caused by the Holy Spirit convicting us of our not living lives that incarnate scripture, and seeking the gift of repentance which will change our minds and our actions.
In desperation for God’s glory to be seen, we cry out for the full reformation of God’s church to commitment to the true gospel of God’s great grace in Christ Jesus alone. We desire to center our lives in trusting in Christ alone, through faith alone, by grace alone, and in the Bible alone as the ultimate authority in faith and practice in our lives.
We desire now to experience the power and the presence of the Holy Spirit by seeing the LORD more clearly in the Scriptures, loving the LORD more dearly due to the great gospel of undeserved grace, which then following the LORD more nearly and practically in our lifestyle.
Because we believe that only Christ Jesus alone can save, reform, restore, and revive us we pledge depending upon HIS sovereign grace to:
Turn in humble obedience from every sin God reveals to us in HIS word and in our conscience.
Pray with urgency for biblical reformation, recovery of the true gospel, and an awakening of our love for Jesus Christ.
Uniting with other believers who are seeking reformation, revival, and renewal in spreading the hope of a gospel centered reformation and revival.
Lord, send us a true biblical revival and let it begin in me!