Statements on mission adopted March 4, 1970, Frankfurt, Ger., by Ger. confessionminded theologians. Holds 1. Christian mission discovers its foundation, goals, tasks, and the content of its proclamation solely in the commission of the resurrected Christ and His saving acts; 2. The first and supreme goal of mission is glorification of the name of the one God throughout the world and proclamation of the lordship of Christ, His Son; 3. Christ our Savior, true God and true man, is the basis, content, and authority of our mission; 4. Mission is the witness and presentation of eternal salvation performed in the name of Christ by His ch. and fully authorized messengers by preaching, the sacraments, and service; 5. The primary visible task of mission is to call out the messianic, saved community from among all people; 6. The offer of salvation is directed to all who are not yet bound to Christ in faith; 7. The Christian world mission is the decisive, continuous saving activity of God among men bet. the resurrection and the final coming of Christ.
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