Wednesday, May 10, 2006

The Presbyterian Panel – Part 2

He are more of the “statements” in the May 2006 Presbyterian Panel Survey.

“The standards for ordination of church officers (ministers, elders, and deacons) set forth in the church’s constitutions – The Book of Confessions and The Book of Order—apply to the whole of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).”

“Ordaining and installing bodies—presbyteries in the case of ministers, sessions in the cases of elders and deacons—have the responsibility to apply constitutional standards when examining candidates for ordination.”

“When an ordination candidate disagrees with one of the church’s constitutional standard, ordination should still be allowed to proceed if the disagreement is not over an essential tenet of Reformed faith or polity.”

“Conflict in the church tears the body of Christ and should be ended.”

“If local ordaining bodies are allowed to decide what is essential and inessential, there will be chaos.”

“It is worth giving up some purity to get peace in the church.”

“The church would be better off if there were gracious separation of the opposing parties.”

“A church that is not clear about what it believes is not worth belonging to.”

What do you think about these statements from the May 2006 Presbyterian Panel Survey?


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home