Why Complementarianism Can’t Be a “Gospel” Issue

The gospel is the paramount issue for the Christian: Jesus Christ obeyed, died, was raised, and is ascended at the right hand of the Father. He has conquered the Evil One, sin, and hell for all those to whom he has given the grace of faith, who, by his Spirit, through faith (WSC 30) are united to him, to whom all his righteousness has been imputed, who are accepted by God as righteous. That is good news for sinners. That the Christian faith entails obligations as a matter of grateful, Spirit-wrought, obedience is not in question. What is in question, however, is the wisdom and truth of using the gospel as a way of leveraging a discussion in Christian ethics.

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