"The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals is a broad coalition of evangelical Christians from various denominations, including Baptist, Congregational (Independent), Anglican (Episcopal), Presbyterian, Reformed, and Lutheran. The purpose of the Alliance’s existence is to call the Church, amidst a dying culture, to repent of its worldliness, to
recover and confess the truth of God’s Word as did the reformers, and to see that truth embodied in doctrine, worship, and life."^^ The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals is often abbreviated as "ACE".
In 1994, Dr.
James Montgomery Boice invited a number of key Christian leaders to meet in Philadelphia. Concerned that North American Christianity had yielded to the spirit of the age, especially in terms of Christianity’s
consumerism, pragmatism, politicization, and disregard for theological clarity, these leaders lamented that many churches had become very unbiblical -- including some churches that publicly affirmed their belief in biblical authority.
Consequently, the Alliance was formed to constructively address these concerns within the wider Christian community. This resulted in the formulation of
The Cambridge Declaration of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, which restated the Five Solas of the Reformation in a context for today.
The Alliance Council was originally comprised of the following members:
What is the Alliance, ACE Website, 2008