North East Asia Declaration, 31 May 1996, Seoul, Korea

AD2000 / Joshua Project 2000
North East Asia Regional Consultation
Torch Center
Seoul, Korea

May 31, 1996

Because of the Great Commission of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, we, the 124 participants from 16 nations, have gathered together at the Torch Center in Seoul, Korea, for the AD 2000 / Joshua Project 2000 North East Asia Regional Consultation to focus on the important task of partnering to fulfill the goal of a church for every people and the Gospel for every person by AD 2000 in North East Asia.

We take seriously the Great Commission of our LORD to go to all the nations of the world to make disciples of JESUS CHRIST with priority given to peoples with no church. We seek to follow His instruction that we witness in Jerusalem (our own nations), and to Judea and Samaria (the nations in close proximity to us) and to the world (all the unreached peoples of all the nations of the world).

Therefore, we have prayerfully identified the unreached people groups in our countries and in all of the nations of North East Asia. We believe that God is calling us to collaborate with indigenous local churches, brothers and sisters from other churches, denominations, missions and other ministry agencies to bring the Gospel of JESUS CHRIST to every one of the approximately one billion four hundred million people in North East Asia, and to be used of God to help initiate a church for every people and the Gospel for every person in North East Asia by the year 2000.

As we have met together over the past three days, we have been wonderfully hosted by the Torch Center and Korean Churches through the Korean AD 2000 Movement. We have prayed and sought the LORD together. We have asked for our hearts to be united under the Lordship of JESUS CHRIST to fulfill the vision He has given to us. . . that all unreached peoples may have access to the Gospel of JESUS CHRIST.

We realise the immensity of this task and the impossibility of this being accomplished without the intervention, guidance, control, and empowering of the Holy Spirit. We believe that "it can be done" and that "it must be done" --- to the glory of our LORD JESUS CHRIST and for the advancement of His kingdom.

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