I (Maria) just can’t help it…I found it an absolute necessity to post this article published by the The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood . Twice a year the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood publishes The Journal for Biblical Manhood & Womanhood (JBMW) and in their latest publication there is a great review of Mark Driscoll’s book Real Marriage: The Truth about Sex, Friendship, and Life Together. I found this article worth reading. You can download the article here or the entire publication here.
I’ve been reading a lot of material lately on marriage, biblical womanhood, relationships, and families and I am coming across a lot of stuff out there that claims to be biblical but, it is loaded with either a lot of worldly advice or faulty interpretations of the Scriptures. I even found that some of the stuff that sells quite well in Christian bookstores and churches is nothing but egalitarian (there is a word that will send you to the dictionary) in nature and/or principle.
Anyway, I couldn’t resist but share this article with everyone. I don’t question whether Driscoll loves God, but I have to say that we need to be very careful with what we give our thumbs up. Just because a pastor or a teacher or even a missionary claims to have the answer on whatever issue doesn’t mean they do. We need to be like the Bereans in the book of Acts and search the Scriptures to see if whatever is being presented to us matches with what God has already revealed in His Word. Sadly, many of us jump too quickly to follow celebrity “ministers” and “preachers” without any real discernment. Reading the wrong stuff with the best intentions can lead to real pain and can hurt relationships rather than strengthen them. Just my two cents.–Maria
Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.–(Acts 17:11 ESV)