Dr. Russell Moore addresses how the gospel is poorly represented when family roles are awry.
"The Gospel — Christ's love for and salvation of His church — is falsely portrayed when the traditional family is not respected" explained Russell Moore, because "the relationship between a man and his wife is a picture of Christ's relationship with His bride, the church." Dr. Moore, Dean of the School of Theology at SBTS, spoke at a recent conference on with the theme, "The Family: Reclaiming a Biblical View of the Family, Womanhood and Manhood."
Moore noted, for example, that the lifelong commitment of a husband and wife demonstrates the doctrine of eternal security. But when a child sees his parents ripped apart by divorce, he is presented with a false view of Christ's relationship to His bride. Similarly, men cannot know what it means to love their wives as Christ loved the church unless they see the value of the church, Moore said during the Sept. 13-14 conference at Southwestern's Fort Worth, Texas, campus.
Dr. Moore also spoke on a similar theme at the 2007 CBMW Different by Design conference. The MP3 recording of that talk is available with other conference audio on this site.
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