10/31/2011

Subscription to a Confession

This post is Presbyterian in nature. Sorry, dear non-Presbyterian readers.

The subordinate standards are always on trial in every controversy of religion, and this is the stance of the Westminster confession itself. The PCA is not a strict subscriptionist denomination. In the recent controversies, one man is being tried, in part, for exceptions to the confession that he was granted license for at his ordination. Upon what basis are exceptions granted? By that same basis, then, controversies of religion must be judged. Figuring out whether a minister lines up with the confession requires understanding what the confession says, why it says it, what the minister says, and why he says it. Subscribing to a 365 year old document is hard work. There are multiple horizons to bring together in order to be governed by a confession with integrity.

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