I have heard some rumblings about the fact that the Together for the Gospel Statement made an issue of complementarianism — that view which maintains that the Bible prescribes distinct roles for men and women in the home and in the church. Mark Dever has a very thoughtful post that in some ways, I think, responds to the concerns being expressed. Dever’s conclusion:
“Of course there are issues more central to the gospel than gender issues. However, there may be no way the authority of Scripture is being undermined more quickly or more thoroughly in our day than through the hermenuetics of egalitarian readings of the Bible. And when the authority of Scripture is undermined, the gospel will not long be acknowledged. Therefore, love for God, the gospel, and future generations, demands the careful presentation and pressing of the complementarian position.”
I happen to agree with Dever.