A Response to Evangelical Feminism. Edited by Piper and Grudem, this book included contributions by D. Moo , Paige Patterson , Elisabeth Elliot , and several other writers. CBMW has drawn Christian media attention by expressing concerns about such translations. The CBMW opposes same-sex marriage. The Statement includes the following affirmations: Distinctions in masculine and feminine roles are ordained by God as part of the created order, and should find an echo in every human heart Gen 2: The Fall introduced distortions into the relationships between men and women Gen 3: In the church, sin inclines men toward a worldly love of power or an abdication of spiritual responsibility, and inclines women to resist limitations on their roles or to neglect the use of their gifts in appropriate ministries.
The Old Testament, as well as the New Testament, manifests the equally high value and dignity which God attached to the roles of both men and women Gen 1: Both Old and New Testaments also affirm the principle of male headship in the family and in the covenant community Gen 2: Redemption in Christ aims at removing the distortions introduced by the curse. In the church, redemption in Christ gives men and women an equal share in the blessings of salvation; nevertheless, some governing and teaching roles within the church are restricted to men Gal 3: In all of life Christ is the supreme authority and guide for men and women, so that no earthly submission-domestic, religious, or civil-ever implies a mandate to follow a human authority into sin Dan 3: In both men and women a heartfelt sense of call to ministry should never be used to set aside Biblical criteria for particular ministries 1 Tim 2: We are convinced that a denial or neglect of these principles will lead to increasingly destructive consequences in our families, our churches, and the culture at large.
The Danvers Statement recognised the "genuine evangelical standing of many who do not agree with all of our convictions. According to Grudem, both sides overcame some misunderstandings about each other.
One result of the meeting was an agreement to work on a joint statement on abuse in marriage, which was drafted by the CBMW with feedback from the CBE. It has subsequently been published on their website and in many of their publications. If we attempt to issue a joint statement with an organization that differs fundamentally from us on this issue, we feel both organizations would be giving very mixed signals to their respective constituencies.
If CBE will not join us in something on which we agree condemning abuse , then I see little hope that they will be willing to join us in constructive dialogue on issues where we disagree. This is unfortunate for the evangelical world.
Brandan Robertson drafted the Christians United statement, and the Rev. Steve Chalke and other edited it. Signatories included John C. Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood: Book of the Year for Christianity Today, — online edition.