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Summary

The church in sixteenth-century Europe needed a reformation. Martin Luther precipitated what we call the Reformation with his famous declaration, “Here I stand!” Is the evangelical church of today equally in need of a reformation? Yes, proclaim these eight evangelical leaders: James Montgomery Boice, Ervin Duggan, Sinclair Ferguson, W. Robert Godfrey, Michael Horton, Albert Mohler, Gene Veith, and David Wells.

Because of our love of Christ, his gospel, and his church,” they affirm in a document called the Cambridge Declaration, “we endeavor to assert anew our commitment to the central truths of the Reformation and of historic evangelicalism.”

Evangelicals “have abandoned the truths of the Bible and the historic theology of the church, which expresses those truths,” writes co-editor Boice. “We are trying to do the work of God by means of the world’s ‘theology,’ wisdom, methods, and agenda instead.” Here We Stand! calls churches to return to the authority of the Bible and to apply it faithfully in their worship, ministry, policies, life, and evangelism.

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