Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Dever Speaks Out on Gender Issue

Together for the Gospel:

"'Well then' you might say 'why don't you leave this issue of complementarianism at the level of baptism or church polity? Surely you cooperate with those who disagree with you on such matters.' Because, though I could be wrong, it is my best and most sober judgment that this position [of egalitarianism] is effectively an undermining of--a breach in--the authority of Scripture. As Lig the paedo-baptist has often said 'If there were a verse in I Timothy saying 'I do not permit an infant to be baptized . . .' we wouldn't be having this conversation about baptism! There is such a verse about women serving as teacher/elders!'"