Albert Mohler devoted an entire episode of his “Briefing” podcast to discussing The Nashville Statement. We are very grateful to have Dr. Mohler as an original signatory and as one who helped to shape the drafting of the document. On his podcast, Mohler writes why The Nashville Statement is so important:
What makes this document on the one hand so timely is the fact that it speaks with genuine gospel commitment and genuine Christian compassion to the entire church, including persons who are struggling with same-sex desires or with gender confusion. At the same time, out of that same love and gospel conviction, it speaks with clarity to what God has very clearly revealed in his Word concerning not only his original design for human beings made in his image male and female, but for the exercise of the sexual gift entirely, as Scripture says, within the context of marriage defined, as the statement says, as a covenantal sexual procreative lifelong union of a man and a woman.
The entire statement can be found at NashvilleStatement.com, and there you will also see a list of the original signatories. It’s a range of evangelical leaders; what binds those evangelical leaders together is a concern for the burden of speaking clarity during this time the confusion. And that clarity, not coming from ourselves, but rather, we believe, from the authority of God’s unchanging Word…
But here is where we have to understand as I have tried to make clear on The Briefing over and over again, that there really is no middle ground on these questions, we really are talking about a forced decision. Either you will join with the clarity, the biblical clarity, found in this document or you’re going to join with those who hold to a revisionist understanding not only of how the Bible is to be interpreted but also the gospel of Jesus Christ. There’s no way around it. We are now facing a forced set of alternatives, and there is no place to hide.
You can listen to the rest of the podcast here.