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As a teacher of undergraduates at at Christian university, I have found CBE's programs, conferences, and resources to be of vital help to evangelical students of all ages. CBE's brochure and its statement on biblical equality are always available on our gender studies bulletin board, and I am constantly replenishing the supply! This testifies to the continuing need for such an organization, and the interest and hope that it generates among Christian students who are struggling to understand their calling as women and men in the work of God's kingdom.
Your great task is very much needed in today's situation. Any serious student who studies the creation account could hardly be mistaken of gender theology. God created man and woman in His own image, and their nobility and equality is so explicitly signified that we should never disregard. Paul the apostle makes clear explanations not only in Gal. 3:28 but also in I Cor. 12 that the divine sovereignty in distribution of spiritual gifts without distinction of gender, race and culture. Some conservative Christians are still very slow to accept, therefore CBE has a great ministry to help. I am sincerely declaring that you have my full support without any reservation and hesitation whatsoever.
"Let's Put Women In Their Place.... RIGHT BESIDE MEN!" CBE offers this white western male both conviction and healing. Despite having been discipled by various women as a part of Jesus People USA, I still battle my own deep-rooted gender bias. I sorely need the biblical acumen, spiritual discernment, and loving correction my sisters and brothers at CBE represent. CBE's ministry has meant much to me in both my marriage and my ministry, offering valuable resources online, in their Priscilla Papers journal, and in various books, conferences, and papers. I firmly believe CBE's biblical and revolutionary message can only become more central in this twenty-first century.
CBE is, has been, and will remain a powerful tool in the hands of God to promote equality between men and women at all levels of life. The loving God longs for and demands justice and equal horizontal relationships that contribute to better human relationships. The abuse of power, undermining the dignity and denigration of his image and likeness impregnated in every woman and man afflict and sadden his heart to the point that it can’t be paralyzed or altered but instead is driven to intervene in aid of those who suffer violence and discrimination. (Psalm 103:6). Therefore I support the excellent and influential ministry of CBE!
The ministry of CBE is absolutely crucial to the body of Christ since it champions the cause of biblical equality around the world. This is no small task; it attempts to carry forward the supreme redemptive act of Jesus into the social fabric of our broken and hurting world.
Christians for Biblical Equality offers Christians a tremendous opportunity to learn to live together more faithfully as God's people. From its inception, CBE has worked effectively and tirelessly to articulate God's passion in restoring the fullness of the biblical witness regarding gender relations within the body of Christ.