[TitusOnenIne] 29 July 2007--The Reverend evangelical speaker the Rev Dr John Stott called for Christians to continue to strive for ‘Christ-likeness’ during his final major address before retiring from public ministry.
Speaking at the annual Keswick Convention, the 87-year-old former chaplain to the Queen told the audience that ‘Christ-likeness is the will of God for the people of God’.
He warned his audience that being Christ like in ‘patient endurance’ may become ‘increasingly relevant as persecution increases in many cultures’, and highlighted the importance of the incarnation for Christians.
He said: “As Christ had entered our world, so we are to enter other people’s worlds.
This entering into other people’s worlds is exactly what we mean by incarnational evangelism.
All authentic mission is incarnational mission.”He added that evangelistic efforts often failed because Christians did not reflect the Christ they are proclaiming.