Friday, July 17th, 2015
Pictured above is an ad CBMW is running in the July issues of World Magazine as part of our summer development campaign.
If we have learned anything the past few weeks, it is that our culture is broken. Ironically, it seems the further “progress” we make scientifically, the more the culture is lost both morally and theologically.
One of the driving forces of the idolatrous, secular culture is the absolute obsession of being on “the right side of history.” Progressiveness is now one of the highest virtues that can be possessed, and any vestige of piety to an almighty God is antiquated, constricting, and at worse, bigoted.
The slogan “#LoveWins” seems to incapsulate the mantra of our secular day. But is it really love when it is redefined to mean the affirmation of whatever desires and choices that are made regardless of their consequences? Of course, this is an incredibly devastating definition of love that is actually devoid of the very substance itself.
In the midst of this cultural storm, we by God’s grace at CBMW, are standing strong on the issues. We are doubling down on the value and worth of every human created in the image of God. We are doubling down on biblical complementarity in marriage, because we believe this honors God and also leads to our flourishing–and is in fact the building block to marriage itself.
To use a term coined by David Wells, it will be our “holy-love” marriages and families that will set Christians apart going forward. It will be our marriages that are marked by both the love of God and the holiness of God that will be the aroma of Christ to those that are lost.
So we at CBMW are striving to keep equipping the church to live out God’s design for gender, marriage, and sexuality in the “holy-love” of God.
Here is a quick rundown of some of the events we are holding and participating in over the next few months to accomplish that end:
This summer, our goal is to raise $50,000 towards our annual budget, which will enable CBMW to keep pressing ahead. This is why we posted the ad, featured above, in the July editions of World Magazine.
Would you help us meet our $50,000 goal?
To everyone who gives, either online or in the mail (2825 Lexington Road, Box 848; Louisville, KY 40280), we will be giving away Dennis Johnson’s excellent, new book, Walking with Jesus through His Word, which summarizes his life’s work, on helping us to see Jesus in all of Scripture.
There has never been a more urgent or important time to give to CBMW. Thank you for your partnership in the gospel.
You, too, can help support the ministry of CBMW. We are a non-profit organization that is fully-funded by individual gifts and ministry partnerships. Your contribution will go directly toward the production of more gospel-centered, church-equipping resources.
This new curriculum is aimed at Christians who are facing challenging questions with the rise of LGBT ideology on topics like homosexuality, transgenderism, gender dysphoria, intersex conditions, preferred pronouns, and more. The study is broken down into eight chapters that guide readers through the Bible’s teaching on gender, sexuality, and marriage. Male & Female He Created Them gives Christians with a biblical foundation that starts in Genesis 1 and 2 with God’s good design in making mankind male and female in His image.
Male & Female He Created Them: A Study on Gender, Sexuality, & Marriage can be purchased online at Christian Book, Christian Focus, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.