Network for Biblical Understanding of Sexuality






私たちを取り巻く文化は、聖書に反する価値観や信念に急速に傾倒しつつあり、多くのクリスチャンがその影響を受けています。このような状況を背景に、数名の者たちが集い、祈った結果、危機感と緊急性をもって「性の聖書的理解ネットワーク」(NBUSーNetwork for Biblical Understanding of Sexuality)を設立するように導かれました。


Greetings in the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. And we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14).

The Apostle John tells us that Jesus the Incarnate Christ always engaged with fallen human beings with the grace of God and the truth of God. Followers of Jesus Christ in every age have been called to engage with the critical issues of their day with this Christ-like example and we can do no less. The age in which we live is characterized by lack of knowledge about, the denial of, and opposition to biblical truths about gender and sexuality. Even among those who profess Christ as Lord and Savior and affirm the Scriptures to be the inerrant and authoritative Word of God, there is confusion as to what the Bible teaches about gender and sexuality and compromise regarding these biblical teachings. There are also attempts to mislead Believers away from God’s truths, giving priority to worldly ideologies. In order to follow in the footsteps of our Savior, we are called upon to declare God’s timeless truths about gender and sexuality to the Body of Christ and to the world, and also to reach out in love and grace to those who do not know, who deny, or who are struggling in the areas of gender and sexuality.

The Network for Biblical Understanding of Sexuality (NBUS) was founded for the above purpose with a sense of crisis and urgency, as the culture with which we are surrounded rapidly moves toward values and beliefs contrary to Scripture, and as increasing numbers of Christians are being influenced by this cultural drift. As our first step toward fulfilling this calling, we have decided to adopt and publish the Nashville Statement, as a truth and grace based summary of biblical teachings about gender and sexuality. This statement was issued in 2017 by Evangelical leaders in the United States to call Christians back to faithfulness to the Word of God. The framers of this statement invited Christians to affirm these truths by signing the statement. We are inviting Japanese speaking Christians to also sign on to this Statement, in Christ-like grace, in order to affirm and support God’s truths of gender and sexuality, in the belief that God ordained these truths in love, as a blessing for individuals, families, communities, and the entire human race.

May we all abide in God’s truth and grace.

Network for Biblical Understanding of Sexuality