Is the CBMW willing to bring back witch hunts?
The answer is yes and unless you read it for yourself, you will not believe it. Newly selected president of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, Denny Burk, in his vision for CBMW seeks to enforce the Danvers Statement, and create wider acceptance of it. The Danvers Statement is the modern day equivalent to the Malleus Maleficarum (The Witch Hunter’s Bible) which caused the deaths of thousands and thousands of women who were accused of consorting with the devil.
Women consorting with the devil was a strong belief in the Middle Ages, and it has not disappeared in Christian circles as is seen in the Missions and Vision statement by the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. If a woman becomes too strong, usurping the authority of the husband, she is guilty of inviting the devil into the home, according to the CBMW.
See for yourself! The CBMW will tell you today that the devil finds an entrance into the home when husbands do not demand submission (structure their homes with wifely submission) and when women do not submit to a husband’s authority. Read their website under Missions and Vision:
“If families do not structure their homes properly, in disobedience to the teachings of Ephesians 5, 1 Peter 3, and Colossians 3, then they will not have the proper foundation from which to withstand the temptations of the devil and the various onslaughts of the world. This hinders the sanctification of married couples and also introduces confusion about basic parenting issues such as raising masculine sons and feminine daughters.” (CBMW.org)
Shockingly, this is the same language found in the Malleus Maleficarum (The Witch Hunter’s Bible). Wikipedia quotes Michael Bailey (Battling Demons, 2003, University Press):
“The text argues that women are more susceptible to demonic temptations through the manifold weaknesses of their gender. It was believed that they were weaker in faith and more carnal than men. Michael Bailey claims that most of the women accused as witches had strong personalities and were known to defy convention by overstepping the lines of proper female decorum.” (feminine daughters)
The Malleus Maleficarum asserts that three elements are necessary for witchcraft: 1) the evil intentions of the witch, 2) the help of the Devil, and 3) the Permission of God.
Look closely at number 3. THE PERMISSION OF GOD. This is exactly what the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood believe when they tell you that God has a submissive design for women. They are saying that God permits women to be susceptible to the devil.
Women, do you hear that! Do you see it! Can you live with it!
Jesus was not concerned about raising masculine sons and feminine daughters, nor was he concerned with wives submitting themselves to their husbands, and neither did he indicate that husbands were strong enough to keep Satan from entering into a family.
The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood believes that when wives submit themselves to their husbands, this enables families to withstand the devil’s temptations and the onslaughts of the world. If you believe that is the gospel, then you need to find yourself a real Bible.
It is 2016. Denny Burk, are you listening? Have you let the power of the devil blind you to the Word of God?