SUNDAY STUDY: The Nashville Statement


The spirit of our age does not delight in God’s good design in creating us male and female. Consequently, confusion clouds many people’s understanding of our humanity.

About a year ago, the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (CBMW) convened a meeting of evangelical pastors, leaders, and scholars in Nashville, Tennessee.

The aim of the meeting was to finalize a draft of a statement clarifying and affirming what the church has always believed about sexuality. The result is an evangelical coalition statement on biblical sexuality titled, “The Nashville Statement.” The aim of the Nashville Statement is to shine a light into the darkness – to declare the goodness of God’s design for our sexuality as revealed in the Scriptures.

Click HERE to read more about The Nashville Statement.


  1. Thank you author for posting this most important statement. I down loaded it. I didn’t recognize any names from Tyndale or Louisiana Baptist Univ though the print was kinda small. However, their doctrinal statements mirror this well written and well presented statement! Thanks again!

  2. I realize the print and format was difficult to use, but that link had all of the information re the Statement.
    However, I am also giving you this link: which is easier to use, more legible, and can be downloaded if you want.
    I agree that this was an important stand to take. I know there are many more Christian leaders and pastors who adhere to Biblical marriage and are not signatories. I have listened to Ravi Zacharias’ strong condemnation of same-sex marriage, and yet he is not listed here. Maybe he wasn’t approached? So, just to say, that, because they didn’t sign does not mean they don’t agree.
    There is now a list by, which lets you know if a church is Affirming or Non-Affirming for LGBTQ. Affirming does not mean affirming Biblical values, it actually means the opposite, affirming LGBTQ+ people in all roles of the congregation.

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