Wednesday, July 7, 2010

GA Takes action on Confessions - Mike Cole

Today, the GA acted to continue the present Heidelberg Confession Committee and instruct them to work on a new translation of the confession along with other Reformed bodies and provide additional scriptural references.

The GA also sent the Belhar Confession to the presbyteries for a vote on including it in our Book of Confessions. This will require a favorable vote of 2/3 of all presbyteries. It was interesting to note that at present we do not have a single confession from the southern hemisphere, in spite of the fact that this is the are where the Christian church is growing fastest.

1 comment:

  1. Didn't realize that evening out the geographic representation of our confessions overrides theological considerations. Are you saying that maybe an inappropriate confession should be given special consideraton when it's place of origin is underrepresented? Does what it mean to be be a Presbyterian differ from place-to-place?