The Manhattan Declaration is
an ungodly manifesto, contemptuous of the blood and righteousness of the
Lord Jesus Christ. It is an ecumenical treatise, complete with a Romish
gospel and shot through and through with popish error. Those
evangelicals who have authored this document and who have led the way in
signing it show themselves to be in rebellion to God. It is, in their
case, a brazen manifesto of treason against the Lord Jesus Christ. And they are
not friends but rather are enemies of Christian liberty in that they
disobey and provoke the Author of liberty with their spiritual
fornication, even wresting His word and corrupting His blood-bought
church. It is the biblical duty of all faithful Christian pastors to stand
against the evangelical authors of the Manhattan Declaration and all
evangelicals who sign it or promote it in any way. Such betrayers of
Christ and His church must be separated from and called to account by all
faithful Christian ministers and people.
Ralph Ovadal, Pastor of
Pilgrims Covenant Church, Monroe, Wisconsin, http://www.pccmonroe.org/
Where Is the True Evangelical Fire?
A resolution from the American
Council of Christian Churches can be read at here.