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Christians for Biblical Equality, with scriptural conviction and grace, challenges the church to affirm the full participation of men and women in ministry. CBE gives voice to those who suffer injustice in families, in society, and in the church. Every emerging generation needs to hear and live out the radical and profound message of that in Christ gender, class, and ethnic barriers are removed. I wholeheartedly support the work of this organization. CBE is a gift.
[CBE] is making a difference in our world by its careful research and sober declaration of the truths and implications of the equality of all persons: created in the image of God, redeemed by the work of Christ, and empowered for ministry by the anointing of the Holy Spirit.
I am so thankful for the ministry of Christians for Biblical Equality. Their message is in step with the Holy Spirit's agenda, even though their efforts to bring reformation to the church are sometimes ignored or opposed. I am honored to be a part of this history-changing movement.
If the body of Christ is going to complete the Great Commission in our generation it will only be possible when both men and women use their God-given gifts to serve the needy and minister his grace. I commend CBE's ministry, championing women and men to be and do all that God has designed for them. Together, by the empowering of the Holy Spirit, we can see God's forever dream made a reality.
I am very enthusiastic about the growing and dynamic ministry of CBE both in this country and internationally. Through its publications, networking and conferences, CBE meets a very real need to encourage and equip both women and men with solid biblical and theological foundations for Christian ministry and life. I am grateful for the strategic role CBE plays in affirming the gifts and callings of women of faith.
I heartily commend the organization, leadership and work that CBE does. Confessionally, they are orthodox, hold to the absolute authority and total truthfulness of the Bible, practice sincere Christian love in legitimate differences between Christians and have brought Scriptural hope and affirmation to countless women who have been burdened by an unnecessarily restrictive view of women’s ministries in the church. Furthermore, CBE has contributed significantly to strengthening heterosexual marriages and families, as well as addressing marital abuse and unjust gender and ethnic discrimination. Their leadership and members are effectively involved in orthodox evangelical scholarship at the highest levels and sponsor both publications and conferences that are of exceptional quality.
So many of my friends are women whom God has called, but they face hostility in some sectors of the church because of their gender . . . and sometimes the very sectors of the church where they would have most hoped their call to be biblically affirmed. CBE provides a ministry where they can nurture their call among other believers who affirm Scripture's authority and also support their calling. I am grateful for the many people CBE has encouraged and equipped for ministry, and pray for God's continued blessings on it.
I believe the body of Christ in the 21st century has a very important role in liberating her members from false and misinterpretation of the word of God regarding gender equality. I endorse and support the efforts of CBE in advocating and dealing with gender injustices based on solid biblical truths.
Christian for Biblical Equality heralds a new approach to ecclesiastical and doctrinal priorities and inclusiveness in understanding biblical hermeneutics and its relevance to contemporary church and society. Its mission cuts across denominational and cultural spheres. Biblical narratives and ethos are herein presented and articulated in a manner that superimposes our deeper indebtedness to biblical truth and its demands. The issue of gender and equality has been with us since time immemorial, however, it has never been deemed fit for much consideration as a fundamental biblical and theological challenge that would warrant our considerable effort for engagement. Reading from the CBE literature, one comes across well researched and inspired reflections touching on the mundane matters of life in our world today. The proliferation of liberal thoughts has come with its own portion of challenges to Christian values, and I see CBE coming forth with tangible measures to counter them. The fact that CBE’s presence is now felt across the globe with almost every continent having a stake, I would recommend every Christian-based institution and organization lend its support to it as part of its mission’s obligation.
Christians for Biblical Equality has helped greatly to fill gaps in my education. The egalitarian perspective was not represented at all in the exegesis, theology or history classes I took in college and seminary. Now I see biblical equality not simply as an exegetical option, but as a biblical imperative.