Tuesday, September 22, 2015

he created them male and female

Here are some helpful articles regarding a complementarian view of men's and women's roles in marriage and ministry...

A Vision for Biblical Complementarity. "Over the years I have come to see from Scripture and from life that manhood and womanhood are the beautiful handiwork of a good and loving God." (John Piper)

Unwilling to twist Scripture. "And I must confess: attitudinally, I am an egalitarian. I find what scripture says on these matters very difficult to swallow at times. However, I am positionally a complementarian because I can’t go against my conscience. For me at least, to read these passages in an egalitarian way is to do some exegetical gymnastics in which one twists and turns the text to conform it to their views. I may not be comfortable with my complementarian position, but I am unwilling to twist scripture into something that it does not say."  (Daniel Wallace, Professor of New Testament, Dallas Theological Seminary)

On 1 Timothy 2:8-15. "We think 1 Timothy 2:8-15 imposes two restrictions on the ministry of women: they are not to teach Christian doctrine to men and they are not to exercise authority directly over men in the church. These restrictions are permanent, authoritative for the church in all times and places and circumstances as long as men and women are descended from Adam and Eve."
(Douglas Moo, Professor of New Testament, Wheaton College)

Headship and equality.  (PDF) Does any kind of male authority in home or church violate human equality?  Wayne Grudem is editor of 
this book, Biblical Foundations for Manhood and Womanhood. (Crossway, 2002) 

Who Should Women Teach?  From Fifty Crucial Questions

The Danvers Statement.   In December, 1987, the newly-formed Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood met in Danvers, Massachusetts, to compose the Danvers Statement on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood.

Gender confusion.  "What do we tell our children about a gender-confused world? The truth. That gender-confused children are just that–confused. Their feelings don’t change who they are–or their worth.  All children are unique, irreplaceable, and have a purpose to fulfill in the world.  The push to neutralize the genders is an attack on an individual’s worth. To neutralize our children’s gender is to swaddle them in black and put an anonymous mask on them from birth."

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