One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present. Gold Meir link
There will be another post today.
I want to thank Rachel Miller for all of the hard work she put into this research.
I have been meaning to get this up for over a month. In August, 2016, Rachel posted ETERNAL SUBORDINATION OF THE SON AND CBMW and CBMW’S BLOG SERIES ON THE ETERNAL SUBORDINATION OF THE SON These posts are extremely important because it appears that the Council of Biblical Manhood and Womanhood is trying to rewrite their history regarding their longstanding support for this controversial doctrine.
When Denny Burk took over as the President of CBMW, he denied that there was any connection between CBMW and this teaching. Denny Burk is a pleasant sort but I had to pick myself off the floor when he said this. CBMW has been an ardent supporter of this doctrine and I knew that there were posts on their website that would prove the matter.
Except, they disappeared! Can you imagine Christian leaders lying about this and hiding the documentation? Why? I'll let you all determine possible motives.
Thankfully Rachel Miller was having none of this and was able to find the now missing posts along with other publications. Please refer to the two posts in order to understand the amount of research that Stark put into these articles.
From ETERNAL SUBORDINATION OF THE SON AND CBMW we learn:
John Piper and Wayne Grudem’s Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood was published in 1991 for CBMW as a collection of essays explaining their view of biblical manhood and womanhood. ESS appears in a couple of essays.
…Wayne Grudem’s “The Meaning of Kephale (“Head”): A Response to Recent Studies” gives the clearest statement of ESS. It’s included as an appendix in Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood
…Bruce Ware, a CBMW council member, wrote a 2002 article “Tampering with the Trinity,” which is available on CBMW. Ware wrote:
The authority-obedience relation of Father and Son in the immanent Trinity is mandatory if we are to account for God the Father’s eternal purpose to elect and save His people through His beloved Son.
…Mary Kassian, CBMW council member, has written several books that promote ESS.
From CBMW’S BLOG SERIES ON THE ETERNAL SUBORDINATION OF THE SON , we learn:
In my previous article on CBMW and the Eternal Subordination of the Son, I gave many examples of why it’s not accurate to say that CBMW is neutral in the current debate. But it is also not accurate to say that CBMW only has the one post on the Trinity. A quick search on CBMW’s website for “eternal subordination” will return a number of hits. There are several posts responding to or reviewing books by egalitarians who have written against ESS/EFS/ERAS.
There is also an interesting series of posts specifically on the Eternal Subordination of the Son. Eternal Subordination of the Son: The Basics, Part I, II, III, and IV and Eternal Subordination of the Son: Pastoral Implications, Part V were originally posted back in 2008. Unfortunately, something happened to the text of the posts. As others have noted, the text of these five posts is identical and unrelated to the topic. It seems to have come from a different post on headship written by Mary Kassian back in 2008.
…I discovered the messed up posts when I was researching for my last post on CBMW and ESS, and I was very disappointed not to be able to read the originals. But thanks to the miracle of the internet, I can share with you the original content! The posts were originally run between February 18-February 22, 2008.
Please visit her website to read these articles in their entirety. I am thankful that she is holding CBMW responsible for their words and their publications.