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Contra Rob Bell, there will be no surrender

March 3, 2015



By Greg Gibson

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Church will not surrender the biblical view of marriage despite opposition and the prediction of a former megachurch pastor.  CBMW President, Owen Strachan, participated in a marriage panel discussion at NRB15 and weighed in on this very important issue.  


Just a few days ago, CBMW President Owen Strachan participated in a panel discussion on marriage at the NRB15 International Christian Media Convention.  NRB covered this panel, and his comments, by saying:

Owen Strachan, President of The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, told attendees on Thursday that the church would neither capitulate nor call a truce on the issue. He addressed the matter after Rob Bell, author and one-time pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church in Grandville, MI, recently predicted the Church is “moments away” from accepting same-sex marriage.

“Rob Bell is absolutely wrong,” Strachan said. “The Church is not giving this up.

“Marriage is an image of Christ and His Church,” he said. “[At the peak] of what we think about marriage, we have Jesus dying for His bride. We are not giving that up.  . . .  [T]here will be no truce. There’s not going to be a way, as in Germany in the 1930s, that we bargain down this issue.”

You can read the article in its entirety here.

Needless to say, despite what a former megachurch pastor says concerning the state of marriage in the Church, we can all agree there will be no truce here.  As President Strachan and CBMW lead the way on this, there are countless like-minded conservative evangelicals ready to stand shoulder-to-shoulder in defense of this sacred, God-created institution.

There is no separation, divorce, or re-definition of the covenant between Christ and his Bride—the Church.  Therefore, the reflection of this relationship—marriage—stands firm and unchangeable in its shadows.



Greg Gibson is the Executive Editor and Communications Director for CBMW.  Follow him on Twitter at @gregrgibson.

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