Preamble

“Know that the LORD Himself is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves…” Psalm 100:3

Evangelical Christians at the dawn of the twenty-first century find themselves living in a period of historic transition. As Western culture has become increasingly post-Christian, it has embarked upon a massive revision of what it means to be a human being. By and large the spirit of our age no longer discerns or delights in the beauty of God’s design for human life. Many deny that God created human beings for his glory, and that his good purposes for us include our personal and physical design as male and female. It is common to think that human identity as male and female is not part of God’s beautiful plan, but is, rather, an expression of an individual’s autonomous preferences. The pathway to full and lasting joy through God’s good design for his creatures is thus replaced by the path of shortsighted alternatives that, sooner or later, ruin human life and dishonor God.

This secular spirit of our age presents a great challenge to the Christian church. Will the church of the Lord Jesus Christ lose her biblical conviction, clarity, and courage, and blend into the spirit of the age? Or will she hold fast to the word of life, draw courage from Jesus, and unashamedly proclaim his way as the way of life? Will she maintain her clear, counter-cultural witness to a world that seems bent on ruin?

We are persuaded that faithfulness in our generation means declaring once again the true story of the world and of our place in it—particularly as male and female. Christian Scripture teaches that there is but one God who alone is Creator and Lord of all. To him alone, every person owes glad-hearted thanksgiving, heart-felt praise, and total allegiance. This is the path not only of glorifying God, but of knowing ourselves. To forget our Creator is to forget who we are, for he made us for himself. And we cannot know ourselves truly without truly knowing him who made us. We did not make ourselves. We are not our own. Our true identity, as male and female persons, is given by God. It is not only foolish, but hopeless, to try to make ourselves what God did not create us to be.

We believe that God’s design for his creation and his way of salvation serve to bring him the greatest glory and bring us the greatest good. God’s good plan provides us with the greatest freedom. Jesus said he came that we might have life and have it in overflowing measure. He is for us and not against us. Therefore, in the hope of serving Christ’s church and witnessing publicly to the good purposes of God for human sexuality revealed in Christian Scripture, we offer the following affirmations and denials.

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“Know that the LORD Himself is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves…” Psalm 100:3

Evangelical Christians at the dawn of the twenty-first century find themselves living in a period of historic transition. As Western culture has become increasingly post-Christian, it has embarked upon a massive revision of what it means to be a human being. By and large the spirit of our age no longer discerns or delights in the beauty of God’s design for human life. Many deny that God created human beings for his glory, and that his good purposes for us include our personal and physical design as male and female. It is common to think that human identity as male and female is not part of God’s beautiful plan, but is, rather, an expression of an individual’s autonomous preferences. The pathway to full and lasting joy through God’s good design for his creatures is thus replaced by the path of shortsighted alternatives that, sooner or later, ruin human life and dishonor God.

This secular spirit of our age presents a great challenge to the Christian church. Will the church of the Lord Jesus Christ lose her biblical conviction, clarity, and courage, and blend into the spirit of the age? Or will she hold fast to the word of life, draw courage from Jesus, and unashamedly proclaim his way as the way of life? Will she maintain her clear, counter-cultural witness to a world that seems bent on ruin?

We are persuaded that faithfulness in our generation means declaring once again the true story of the world and of our place in it—particularly as male and female. Christian Scripture teaches that there is but one God who alone is Creator and Lord of all. To him alone, every person owes glad-hearted thanksgiving, heart-felt praise, and total allegiance. This is the path not only of glorifying God, but of knowing ourselves. To forget our Creator is to forget who we are, for he made us for himself. And we cannot know ourselves truly without truly knowing him who made us. We did not make ourselves. We are not our own. Our true identity, as male and female persons, is given by God. It is not only foolish, but hopeless, to try to make ourselves what God did not create us to be.

We believe that God’s design for his creation and his way of salvation serve to bring him the greatest glory and bring us the greatest good. God’s good plan provides us with the greatest freedom. Jesus said he came that we might have life and have it in overflowing measure. He is for us and not against us. Therefore, in the hope of serving Christ’s church and witnessing publicly to the good purposes of God for human sexuality revealed in Christian Scripture, we offer the following affirmations and denials.

Article 1

WE AFFIRM that God has designed marriage to be a covenantal, sexual, procreative, lifelong union of one man and one woman, as husband and wife, and is meant to signify the covenant love between Christ and his bride the church.

WE DENY that God has designed marriage to be a homosexual, polygamous, or polyamorous relationship. We also deny that marriage is a mere human contract rather than a covenant made before God.

Article 2

WE AFFIRM that God’s revealed will for all people is chastity outside of marriage and fidelity within marriage.

WE DENY that any affections, desires, or commitments ever justify sexual intercourse before or outside marriage; nor do they justify any form of sexual immorality.

Article 3

WE AFFIRM that God created Adam and Eve, the first human beings, in his own image, equal before God as persons, and distinct as male and female.

WE DENY that the divinely ordained differences between male and female render them unequal in dignity or worth.

Article 4

WE AFFIRM that divinely ordained differences between male and female reflect God’s original creation design and are meant for human good and human flourishing.

WE DENY that such differences are a result of the Fall or are a tragedy to be overcome.

Article 5

WE AFFIRM that the differences between male and female reproductive structures are integral to God’s design for self-conception as male or female.

WE DENY that physical anomalies or psychological conditions nullify the God-appointed link between biological sex and self-conception as male or female.

Article 6

WE AFFIRM that those born with a physical disorder of sex development are created in the image of God and have dignity and worth equal to all other image-bearers. They are acknowledged by our Lord Jesus in his words about “eunuchs who were born that way from their mother’s womb.” With all others they are welcome as faithful followers of Jesus Christ and should embrace their biological sex insofar as it may be known.

WE DENY that ambiguities related to a person’s biological sex render one incapable of living a fruitful life in joyful obedience to Christ.

Article 7

WE AFFIRM that self-conception as male or female should be defined by God’s holy purposes in creation and redemption as revealed in Scripture.

WE DENY that adopting a homosexual or transgender self-conception is consistent with God’s holy purposes in creation and redemption.

Article 8

WE AFFIRM that people who experience sexual attraction for the same sex may live a rich and fruitful life pleasing to God through faith in Jesus Christ, as they, like all Christians, walk in purity of life.

WE DENY that sexual attraction for the same sex is part of the natural goodness of God’s original creation, or that it puts a person outside the hope of the gospel.

Article 9

WE AFFIRM that sin distorts sexual desires by directing them away from the marriage covenant and toward sexual immorality— a distortion that includes both heterosexual and homosexual immorality.

WE DENY that an enduring pattern of desire for sexual immorality justifies sexually immoral behavior.

Article 10

WE AFFIRM that it is sinful to approve of homosexual immorality or transgenderism and that such approval constitutes an essential departure from Christian faithfulness and witness.

WE DENY that the approval of homosexual immorality or transgenderism is a matter of moral indifference about which otherwise faithful Christians should agree to disagree.

Article 11

WE AFFIRM our duty to speak the truth in love at all times, including when we speak to or about one another as male or female.

WE DENY any obligation to speak in such ways that dishonor God’s design of his image-bearers as male and female.

Article 12

WE AFFIRM that the grace of God in Christ gives both merciful pardon and transforming power, and that this pardon and power enable a follower of Jesus to put to death sinful desires and to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord.

WE DENY that the grace of God in Christ is insufficient to forgive all sexual sins and to give power for holiness to every believer who feels drawn into sexual sin.

Article 13

WE AFFIRM that the grace of God in Christ enables sinners to forsake transgender self-conceptions and by divine forbearance to accept the God-ordained link between one’s biological sex and one’s self-conception as male or female.

WE DENY that the grace of God in Christ sanctions self-conceptions that are at odds with God’s revealed will.

Article 14

WE AFFIRM that Christ Jesus has come into the world to save sinners and that through Christ’s death and resurrection forgiveness of sins and eternal life are available to every person who repents of sin and trusts in Christ alone as Savior, Lord, and supreme treasure.

WE DENY that the Lord’s arm is too short to save or that any sinner is beyond his reach.

Initial Signatories

Denny Burk President, Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood

John Piper Founder & Teacher, Desiring God; Chancellor, Bethlehem College & Seminary

James Dobson Founder & President, Family Talk

Russell Moore President, Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission

J. I. Packer Professor of Theology, Regent College

Wayne Grudem Research Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies, Phoenix Seminary

R. Albert Mohler, Jr. President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Tony Perkins President, Family Research Council

D. A. Carson President & Co-Founder, The Gospel Coalition; Research Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

John MacArthur Pastor, Grace Community Church; President, The Master's Seminary & College

Sam Allberry Editor, The Gospel Coalition

R. C. Sproul Founder & Chairman, Ligonier Ministries

Rosaria Butterfield Author of "The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert"

Francis Chan Author & Pastor, We Are Church

Marvin Olasky Editor in Chief, World Magazine

Ligon Duncan Chancellor & CEO, Reformed Theological Seminary

Steve Gaines President, The Southern Baptist Convention; Pastor, Bellevue Baptist Church

Andrew T. Walker Director of Policy Studies, Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission

H.B. Charles, Jr. Pastor, Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church of Jacksonville, Florida

Christopher Yuan Speaker & Author, Moody Bible Institute

Dennis Rainey Founder & Former President, FamilyLife, a Cru Ministry

Frank Page President & CEO, Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee; Former President, Southern Baptist Convention

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth Author & Speaker, Revive Our Hearts

Daniel L. Akin President, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Kevin DeYoung Senior Pastor, Christ Covenant Church

Alistair Begg Reverend, Parkside Church

Heath Lambert Executive Director, Association of Certified Biblical Counselors

Jerry A. Johnson President & CEO, National Religious Broadcasters

Mark Dever Pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church

Randy Alcorn Director, Eternal Perspective Ministries

Karen Swallow Prior Professor of English, Liberty University

Matt Chandler Pastor, The Village Church

Fred Luter Senior Pastor Franklin Avenue Baptist Church; Former President, Southern Baptist Convention

James MacDonald Founder & Senior Pastor, Harvest Bible Chapel

James Merritt Pastor, Cross Pointe Church; Former President, Southern Baptist Convention

Jack Graham Pastor, Prestonwood Baptist Church

J. D. Greear Pastor, The Summit Church

Darryl Delhousaye President, Phoenix Seminary

Thomas White President, Cedarville University

Bryant Wright Senior Pastor, Johnson Ferry Baptist Church; Former SBC President

Don Sweeting President, Colorado Christian University

Jeff Purswell Director of Theology, Sovereign Grace Churches

Johnny Hunt Pastor, First Baptist Church of Woodstock

Jason K. Allen President, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Erick-Woods Erickson Editor in Chief, The Resurgent

Mark L. Bailey President & Senior Professor of Bible Exposition, Dallas Theological Seminary

K. Erik Thoennes Professor & Chair of Theology, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University

Vaughan Roberts Rector of St. Ebbe's Church, Oxford, UK

David French Senior Writer, National Review

Paige Patterson President, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

R. Kent Hughes Visiting Professor of Practical Theology of Evangelism and Culture, Westminster Theological Seminary

Jeff Iorg President, Gateway Seminary

Sam Storms Lead Pastor for Preaching and Vision, Bridgeway Church

Richard Land President, Southern Evangelical Seminary

Barbara Rainey Co-Founder FamilyLife, FamilyLife, a Cru Ministry

Robert A. J. Gagnon Scholar & Author of "The Bible and Homosexual Practice"

Samuel W. "Dub" Oliver President, Union University

Ronnie Floyd Senior Pastor, Cross Church; Former President, Southern Baptist Convention

C. J. Mahaney Senior Pastor, Sovereign Grace Church of Louisville

Jason G. Duesing Provost, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary & College

Matt Carter Pastor, The Austin Stone Church

Chuck Kelley President, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Burk Parsons Copastor, St. Andrew's Chapel

Eric Teetsel President, Family Policy Alliance of Kansas

Alastair Roberts Scholar & Author of "Heirs Together: A Theology of the Sexes"

Kevin Ezell President, North American Mission Board

Ray Ortlund Pastor, Immanuel Church

O. S. Hawkins President, GuideStone SBC

Thom S. Rainer President & CEO, LifeWay Christian Resources

Michael Reeves President & Professor of Theology, Union School of Theology, UK

Todd Wagner Pastor, Watermark Community Church

John M. Frame Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology & Philosophy, Reformed Theological Seminary

Randy Stinson Senior Vice President for Academic Administration & Provost, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Mac Brunson Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of Jacksonville

Paul Nyquist President, Moody Bible Institute

Thomas Schreiner James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

H. Wayne House Dean & Distinguished Research Professor of Theology, Law, & Culture, Faith International University & Seminary

J. P. Moreland Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University

Miguel Nunez Pastor, Iglesia Bautista Internacional

Bruce Ware Professor of Christian Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Michael Goeke Associate Pastor, First Baptist Church of San Francisco

Joel Belz Founder, World Magazine, World News Group

Michael Horton J. Gresham Machen Professor of Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary California

Jackie Hill Perry Speaker, Writer, Humble Beast Recording Artist

Dick Lucas Reverend Prebendary, Rector Emeritus, St Helen's Bishopsgate, UK

Afshin Ziafat Lead Pastor, Providence Church

Stephen Strang Founder & CEO, Charisma Media

Christiana Holcomb Legal Counsel, Alliance Defending Freedom

Jimmy Draper President Emeritus, LifeWay; Former President, Southern Baptist Convention

Stephen J. Wellum Professor of Christian Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Anthony Kidd Pastor of Preaching, Community of Faith Bible Church

James M. Hamilton, Jr. Professor of Biblical Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Bryan Carter Senior Pastor, Concord Church

Owen Strachan Associate Professor of Christian Theology, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Chris Larson President & CEO, Ligonier Ministries

Bruce Riley Ashford Provost & Professor of Theology & Culture, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Candi Finch Assistant Professor of Theology in Women's Studies, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Curtis Woods Associate Executive Director, Kentucky Baptist Convention

Nathan Finn Dean, Professor of Theological Studies, Union University

James Robison Founder & President, LIFE Outreach International; Founder & Publisher, The Stream

C. Ben Mitchell Graves Professor of Moral Philosophy, Union University

Darrell Bock Senior Professor, Dallas Theological Seminary

William Philip Senior Minister, The Tron Church, Glasgow, UK

David Mathis Executive Editor, Desiring God

Ken Magnuson Professor of Christian Ethics, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Daniel Heimbach Senior Professor of Christian Ethics, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Hershael W. York Victor and Louise Lester Professor of Christian Preaching, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Mary Mohler Director, Seminary Wives Institute

Hunter Baker Associate Professor, Union University

Dorothy Kelley Patterson Professor of Theology in Women's Studies, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Jim Shaddix W. A. Criswell Professor of Expository Preaching, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

John N. Oswalt Visiting Distinguished Professor of Old Testament, Asbury Theological Seminary

Jack Deere Author & Speaker, Grace Church of St. Louis

Juan R. Sanchez Senior Pastor, High Pointe Baptist Church, Austin, Texas

Malcolm B. Yarnell, III Research Professor of Systematic Theology, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Jonathan Leeman Editorial Director, 9Marks

Mary A. Kassian Author & Director, Girls Gone Wise

Mark Daniel Liederbach Vice President & Professor of Theology, Ethics and Culture, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Matthew J. Hall Dean of Boyce College & Senior VP of Academic Innovation, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Micah Fries Senior Pastor, Brainerd Baptist Church

Nathan Lino Senior Pastor, Northeast Houston Baptist Church

Paul Weber President & CEO, Family Policy Alliance

Bob Lepine Vice President of Content, FamilyLife

Andy Naselli Associate Professor of New Testament and Theology, Bethlehem College & Seminary

John Stevens National Director, Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches

Casey B. Hough Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of Camden

Russell Shubin Director, Salem Media Group

Allan Coppedge Retired Professor of Theology, Asbury Theological Seminary

Daniel DeWitt Director of the Center for Biblical Apologetics & Public Christianity, Cedarville University

Charlotte Akin Homemaker, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

David Schrock Pastor for Preaching and Theology, Occoquan Bible Church

Don Buckley Physician, Spanish Trail Family Physicians

E. Calvin Beisner Founder & National Spokesman, Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation

Donald A. Balasa Adjunct Faculty, Trinity International University

Donna Thoennes Adjunct Professor & Homeschool Mom, Biola University

James A. Borland Professor of New Testament & Theology, Liberty University

Eric C. Redmond Assistant Professor of Bible, Moody Bible Institute

Grant Castleberry Pastor of Discipleship, Providence Church of Frisco, Texas

Jose Abella Lead Pastor, Providence Road Church

Phillip Bethancourt Executive Vice President, Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission

Adam W. Greenway Dean, Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism, & Ministry, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Joy White Homemaker & Assistant Professor of Women's Studies, Cedarville University

Gregory Wills Dean, School of Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Katie McCoy Assistant Professor of Theology in Women's Studies, Scarborough College at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Rhyne R. Putman Associate Professor of Theology & Culture, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Barry Joslin Professor of Christian Theology, Boyce College

Rhonda Kelley President's Wife, Adjunct Faculty, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Peter Jones Executive Director, TruthXchange

Bryan Baise Assistant Professor of Philosophy & Apologetics, Boyce College

Kenneth Keathley Senior Professor of Theology, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Jeff Struecker Lead Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church

Rebecca Jones Volunteer, TruthXchange

Evan Lenow Associate Professor of Ethics, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Daniel Patterson Vice President for Operations & Chief of Staff, Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission

David Talley Professor of Old Testament, Biola University

Travis Wussow Vice President for Public Policy, Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission

Sean Perron Chief of Staff, Association of Certified Biblical Counselors

Michael L. Brown President, FIRE School of Ministry

Keith Whitfield Assistant Professor & Dean, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Jeffrey Riley Professor of Ethics, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Dannah Gresh Co-founder, Pure Freedom

Matt Damico Associate Pastor of Worship, Kenwood Baptist Church

Colby Adams Director of Communications, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Paul Felix President, Los Angeles Bible Training School

Colin Smothers Executive Director, Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood

Signers

Paul Akin Senior Aide, Southern Baptist Convention

Thomas D. Elliff Pastor, President Emeritus, International Mission Board; Former SBC President

Jim Henry Pastor Emeritus, FBC Orlando; Former SBC President

Ken Ham CEO, Answers in Genesis

Rush Witt Pastor, Paramount Church

Steven McKinion Professor of Theology and Patristics, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Brent J. Aucoin Professor of History, The College at Southeastern

Carlos Soca Pastor, Christ Our Hope Church

Dwayne Milioni Pastor, Open Door Church

Zachary Nelson Executive Director, The Pillar Network

William Curtis Pastor, Cornerstone Baptist Church

Steven Wade Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Kristin Kellen Assistant Professor of Biblical Counseling, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Nate Akin Discipleship Pastor, Imago Dei Church

Benjamin Quinn Assistant Professor of Theology and History of Ideas, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

B. Tate Cockrell Associate Professor of Counseling, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Jonathan Howe Director of Strategic Initiatives, LifeWay Christian Resources

Jonathan Akin Director of Young Leader Engagement, North American Mission Board

John Powell Pastor, Emmanuel Baptist Church

Gavin Peacock Discipleship Pastor, Calvary Grace; Director of International Outreach, Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood

Carl Broggi Pastor, Community Bible Church, Beaufort, SC

Chelsen Vicari Evangelical Program Director, Institute on Religion and Democracy

Everett Piper President, Oklahoma Wesleyan University

James A. Smith Vice President of Communications, National Religious Broadcasters

Nick Batzig Editor, Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals; Pastor, New Covenant Presbyterian Church, Savannah, GA

Robert F. Schwarzwalder, Jr. Senior Lecturer, Regent University

Nate Pickowicz Pastor, Harvest Bible Church, Glimanton, NH

Bill Haynes Senior Pastor, Grace Baptist Church, Somerset, KY

Julie Roys Moody Radio Host & Author of “Redeeming the Feminine Soul”

Mark Prater Executive Director, Sovereign Grace Churches

Richard Ross Professor of Student Ministry, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

David Penley Associate Professor of Biblical Counseling, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Steven Lee Pastor, College Church, Wheaton, Illinois

Darren Guerra Associate Professor of Political Science, Biola University

Jeff Robinson Senior Editor, The Gospel Coalition

Jeffery Ventrella Senior Counsel & Senior Vice President of Training, Alliance Defending Freedom

Dean Inserra Lead Pastor, City Church

Stephen Nichols President, Reformation Bible College

Bob Kauflin Director of Music and Worship, Sovereign Grace

Phillip Johnson Executive Director, Grace to You

Scott Waller Associate Professor of Political Science, Biola University

Don Whitney Professor of Biblical Spirituality & Associate Dean, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Vern Poythress Professor of New Testament Interpretation, Westminster Theological Seminary

Alan Gomes Professor of Theology, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University; Senior Research Fellow, Phoenix Seminary

Rick Gamache Pastor for Preaching & Mission, Sovereign Grace Church, Bloomington, MN

Michael Easley Teaching Pastor, Fellowship Bible Church, Nashville, TN

Rob Reinow Founder, Visionary Family Ministries

Kenny Clark Elder of Worship and Preaching, Grace Evangelical Free Church, La Marida, CA

Joe Rigney Assistant Professor of Theology and Christian Worldview, Bethlehem College and Seminary

David L. Black Founder & President, 2nd Vote

William Taylor Rector, St. Helen's Bishopsgate, UK

Garrett Kell Pastor, Del Ray Baptist Church, Alexandria, VA

James White Director, Alpha and Omega Ministries

Craig Kline General Surgeon, CBMW Contributor

Aaron Baer President, Citizens for Community Values

Allen Whitt President, Family Policy Council of West Virginia

Andrew Beckwith President, Massachusetts Family Institute

Bob Vander Plaats President & CEO, The Family Leader

Carroll Conley Executive Director, Christian Civic League of Maine

Cathi Herrod President, Center for Arizona Policy

Cole Muzio President & Executive Director, Family Policy Alliance of Georgia

Curt Smith President, Indiana Family Institute

David Fowler President, Family Action Council of Tennessee

Debbie Chaves Executive Director, Colorado Family Action

Ed Randazzo Director of Political Operations, Family Heritage Alliance Action

Eva Andrade President, Hawaii Family Forum

Gene Mills President, Louisiana Family Forum

Jason Maguire Executive Director, New Yorker's Family Research Foundation

Jim Minnery President, Alaska Family Action

John Helmberger CEO, Minnesota Family Council

John Rustin President, North Carolina Family Policy Council

John Stemberger President & General Counsel, Florida Family Policy Council

Jonathan Keller President, California Family Council

Jonathan Saenz President, Texas Values

Joseph Backholm President, Family Policy Institute of Washington

Julaine Appling President, Wisconsin Family Council

Julie Lynde Policy Director, Family Policy Alliance of Idaho

Karen Bowling Executive Director, Nebraska Family Alliance

Kent Ostrander Executive Director, The Family Foundation (KY)

Len Deo Founder & President, New Jersey Family Policy Council

Mark Jorritsma President & Executive Director, Family Policy Alliance of North Dakota

Michael Geer President, Pennsylvania Family Institute

Oran Smith President & CEO, Palmetto Family

Peter Wolfgang Executive Director, Family Institute of Connecticut

Shannon McGinley Executive Director, Cornerstone Action

Victoria Cobb President, The Family Foundation of Virginia

Daniel Baker Senior Pastor, Sovereign Grace Church of Apex, NC

David J. Ayers Professor & Dean, Grove City College

Sam Stanton, Jr. Chair and Professor of Political Science, Grove City College

Jason Edwards Professor of History, Grove City College

Joshua Drake Professor of Music & Humanities, Grove City College

David Hogsette Professor of English, Grove City College

Stephen Jenkins Professor of Biology, Grove City College

Joseph Horton Professor of Psychology, Grove City College

Dale L. McIntyre Professor of Mathematics, Grove City College

Jan Frederic Dudt Professor of Biology, Grove City College

Jennifer Edwards Foundations / Essentials Director, Grove City Classical Conversation

Lawrence Walker Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Grove City College

Brian Dellinger Assistant Professor, Grove City College

John A. Sparks Fellow, Center for Vision & Values, Grove City College

Andrew Wilson Teaching Pastor, King’s Church London

Jim Deuvall Executive Director, Emergency Chaplain Response

Brian Mann President, New River Baptist Association Ministers' Conference

Kevin Lewis Associate Professor of Theology & Law, Biola University

William Barrick Faculty Associate, Old Testament, The Master's Seminary

Terry Mortenson Lecturer, Answers in Genesis

Tom Nettles Senior Professor of Historical Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Jon Pratt Vice President of Academic Affairs, Central Baptist Theological Seminary, Plymouth, MN

Tyler McNabb Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Houston Baptist University

Erin Shaw Women's Ministry Instructor, Cedarville University

Jake Warner Legal Counsel, Alliance Defending Freedom

David Scaer Professor, Concordia Theological Seminary

Barry McCarty Professor of Preaching and Rhetoric, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Theodore G. Van Raalte Professor of Ecclesiology, Canadian Reformed Theological Seminary

Jeffrey Pulse Professor, Concordia Theological Seminary

John Lambert Vicar, All Saints Church Preston on Tees, United Kingdom

Marcus Kaiser Rector, Church of the Holy Comforter, Sumter, SC

Douglas Stuart Professor of Old Testament, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

C. Scott Shidemantle Professor of Biblical Studies, Geneva College

Edith Mary Humphrey William F. Orr Professor of New Testament, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Cornelis Van Dam Emeritus Professor of Old Testament, Canadian Reformed Theological Seminary

Bruce McCoy Dir. Alumni Connections, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; President Missouri Baptist Convention (2008-2010)

Gregory Baylor Senior Counsel, Alliance Defending Freedom; Director, Center for Religious Schools

Terry L. Wilder Wesley Harrison Chair and Professor of New Testament, Associate Dean, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Timothy Miskimen Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, Asia Biblical Theological Seminary, Thailand

Greg Gifford Assistant Professor, The Master's University

Freddy Cardoza Director, Christian Education Programs, Talbot School of Theology at Biola University

Wallace Benn Retired Bishop of Lewes, UK

Steve Lemke Professor of Philosophy and Ethics, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Curtis McClain Professor of Bible, Director of Christian Studies, Missouri Baptist University

Brett Williams Provost, Central Baptist Theological Seminary of Minneapolis

Ardel Caneday Professor of New Testament & Greek, University of Northwestern, St. Paul

Andrew Rogers Professor and Program Director for Biblical Counseling, Boyce College

James Thames Dean of Academic Administration and Associate Professor of Educational Ministries and Leadership, Dallas Theological Seminary

Sandra Lawson Founder and Director of Sayers Classical Academy, Sayers Classical Academy

Jason Lee Dean, School of Biblical and Theological Studies, Cedarville University

Matt Harrison Assistant Professor of Foundations of Education, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Brian Doyle Founder and President, Iron Sharpens Iron

Mike Smith Vicar, St John's Hartford, UK

Kevin Zuber Professor of Theology, Moody Bible Institute

James A. Parker III Professor of Worldview and Culture, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Randall Talbot Executive Vice President, Whitefield College and Theological Seminary

Tully Borland Associate Professor of Philosophy, Ouachita Baptist University

Joshua Farris Assistant Professor of Theology, Houston Baptist University

Anthony Joseph Professor of History, Houston Baptist University

Jerry Walls Professor of Philosophy/Scholar in Residence, Houston Baptist University

Lisa Rogers Chair, Board of Trustees, Union University

Mark Lucas Rector, St Botolph's Church, UK

John Neihof President, Wesley Biblical Seminary

K. Jason French Associate Professor of Worship, Cedarville University

Robbie Castleman Professor Emeritus, Theology & New Testament, John Brown University

David Casas Assistant Professor, Luther Rice College & Seminary

Trevor Johnston Rector, All Saint's Anglican Church, UK

John Beck Associate Professor, The Master's College

Tonya Shellnutt Church Alliance Regional Director, Alliance Defending Freedom

Steven Thornton Chaplain (Lieutenant Colonel), U.S. Army, Retired

Kenyon Knapp Professor, Mercer University

Ronald Marks Professor of Chemistry, North Greenville University

R. Grey Gordon Assistant Professor of Economics, Indiana University

David Mapes Professor of Theology, Luther Rice College and Seminary

Peter Bolt Associate Professor and Academic Director, Sydney College of Divinity

Matthew Carter Assistant Professor, Valdosta State University

Jim Kinnebrew Professor of Theology, Luther Rice College & Seminary

Paul Johnson Associate Professor, Corban University

Buist Fanning Senior Professor Emeritus of NT Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary

Stanley Ng Adjunct Professor, Biola University

Paul Chitwood Executive Director, Kentucky Baptist Convention

Ron Citlau Pastor, Calvary Church

Henry M. Morris III CEO, Institute for Creation Research

Roger Duke Founder, Duke Consulting Group; Retired Professor of Religion, Baptist College of Health Sciences

Diana Severance Director, Dunham Bible Museum, Houston Baptist University

Duane Liftin President Emeritus, Wheaton College

Pattle Pun Professor of Biology Emeritus, Wheaton College

Boyce Wanda Professor of Law, University of Namibia

Bradley Green Associate Professor of Christian Thought and Tradition, Union University

Paul Jackson Professor of Biblical Studies, Union University

John Klonowski Associate Professor of Theatre, Union University

Joshua Veltman Professor of Music, Union University

Kendell Easley Professor of Biblical Studies, Union University

Ray Van Neste Professor of Biblical Studies, Union University

Matt Mason Senior Pastor, The Church at Brook Hills

Varughese John RZIM Chair of Apologetics, South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies

Steve Pettit President, Bob Jones University

Charles McVety President, Canada Christian College & School of Graduate Theological Studies

Greg Schaller President, John Jay Institute

Douglas Napier SVP Alliance Relations, Senior Counsel, Alliance Defending Freedom

Tim Cantrell Sr. Pastor, Antioch Bible Church; President, Shepherds' Seminary, Rezolution Conference

Peter Sprigg Senior Fellow for Policy Studies, Family Research Council

Gregory Baylor Senior Counsel, Alliance Defending Freedom; Director, Center for Religious Schools

Carl Fickenscher Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions, Concordia Theological Seminary

Bob Pearle Pastor, Birchman Baptist Church

Michael A. G. Haykin Professor of Church History & Biblical Spirituality, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Conrad "Buster" Brown East Cooper Baptist Church, Charleston, SC

Saji P. Thomas Director, D.Min. Studies, Asian Christian Academy-Evangelical Theological Seminary

Stephen A. Hipp Professor of Dogmatic Theology, St. Paul Seminary, University of St. Thomas,

Paul Wegner Professor of Old Testament, Gateway Seminary

Rob Lee Executive Director, Utah-Idaho Southern Baptist Convention

Randall Talbot Executive Vice President, Whitefield College and Theological Seminary

Jon Matthews Founder, The Nehemiah Project

Matthias Lohmann Founder & President, Evangelium21

Simona Gorton International Operations Manager, 9Marks

Mary Pilcher-Cook Kansas State Senator, Kansas Legislature

Melton Duncan Stated Clerk, Calvary Presbytery (PCA)

Charles Broom Stated Clerk, North Texas Presbytery (PCA)

Kenneth Nehrbass Associate Professor, Biola University

Clay Jones Associate Professor, Talbot Seminary, Biola University

Paul Johnson Associate Professor, Corban University

W. Paul Franks Associate Professor of Philosophy, Tyndale University College

Gene L. Jeffries Associate Professor of Practical Theology, Rawlings School of Divinity, Liberty University

Terry Chi Associate Professor of Psychology, Northwestern College

Jennifer Wallace Co-Founder & Senior Fellow, Freedom's Journal Institute for the Study of Faith and Public Policy

Dan Flynn Director Theological Development, Great Lakes Region, CRU

Chris Herndon EVP/COO, FamilyLife

Leo Endel Executive Director, Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptist Convention

Anne Paulk Executive Director, Restored Hope Network

Dennis Kruse Indiana State Senator, Indiana State Senate

Joe Thorn Lead Pastor, Redeemer Fellowship

Stu Dix Lead Pastor, The Village Church

John Stevens National Director, Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (UK)

Matthew Morrell President, Central Baptist Theological Seminary

Len Munsil President, Arizona Christian University

Vic Reasoner President, Southern Methodist College

Don Dowless President, Shorter University

Randy Davis President & Executive Director, Tennessee Baptist Mission Board

Julius Barnes President & Dean, Cummins Memorial Theological Seminary

Timothy Tuinstra Professor, Cedarville University

Kenyon Knapp Professor of Counseling, Mercer University

Dennis Dirks Professor Emeritus, Talbot School of Theology

Darrel Cox Professor of Biblical Studies, Patrick Henry College

Rollin Grams Professor of Biblical Theology and Ethics, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Charles Detwiler Professor of Biology, Liberty University

David Mcginley Professor of Law, Handong International Law School

Kenneth Berding Professor of New Testament, Talbot School of Theology at Biola University

John Battle Professor of New Testament and Theology, Western Reformed Seminary

D. H. Williams Professor of Patristics and Historical Theology, Baylor University

Van Mcclain Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary/Northeast

Michael Potts Professor of Philosophy, Methodist University

James Spiegel Professor of Philosophy, Taylor University

Winfred Neely Professor of Preaching, Moody Bible Institute

Michael F. Ross Senior Pastor Emeritus, Christ Covenant Church (PCA)

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