By Gary North
Have you puzzled why the main Presbyterian denominations within the U.S. are liberal and apostate? This ebook takes a scientific and well-documented examine why and the way the enemies of the Gospel captured the vast majority of conservative Presbyterians in the US. the writer additionally explains how the rest conservative or orthodox Presbyterians within the U.S. can maintain from falling prey to liberal theology. (Institute for Christian Economics).
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5) That act ended both the Old School and New School as identifiable movements. (7) The strict subscriptionist party was led by the fornicator, John Cross, whose scruples regarding subscription were much more rigorous than they were in that other crucial area of applied theology. (8) The same debate over subscription is still going on in the Presbyterian Church of America. If there is one irreconcilable conflict in Presbyterianism--and not just in Presbyterianism--it is this one. " is still a burning ecclesiastical question.
Church histories reflect this preference. Were I a full-time historian, I would have done more digging around in dusty filing cabinets in Philadelphia's Witherspoon Building. But I have at least sniffed around some long-ignored areas. The Minutes of the General Assembly The annual General Assemblies were open forums. You might think that it would be possible to trace in the Minutes of the General Assembly the history of the great battle for control over the Presbyterian Church: great speeches, crucial votes, parliamentary maneuvering.
If a majority of ministers in the denomination also take a similar view of the Bible, toleration, progressive revelation in history, the Church's Confession, and its jurisdictions, even though they are not themselves Nazis, how could you remove that Nazi and his colleagues? What would you do to alert your fellow churchmen to the dangers of Nazi infiltration? In short, if there are no negative institutional sanctions that can lawfully be imposed in terms of fundamental law, Constitutional law, and organizational by-laws, how can the Church (or any organization) protect itself from a takeover by its mortal enemies?