Friday, February 10, 2006
Update on R.C. Sproul Jr. and Saint Peter Presbyterian Church
Saint Peter Presbyterian Church, where R.C. Sproul Jr. is an elder, has provided an update on their denominational situation:

The Westminster Presbytery of the Reformed Presbyterian Church, General Assembly (RPCGA) has found the session of Saint Peter Church to be guilty of what they saw as grave sin against the church. Our brothers there were concerned about the elders' failures in pastoral care. They were likewise concerned that our practice of admitting young children to the Lord's Table, if they had made what we deemed to be a credible verbal profession of faith was against their standards, and the Westminster Larger Catechism. The session has repented to the presbytery for our pastoral failures, and repented for violating the standards of the presbytery as it applies to the Lord's Supper. The presbytery has in turn, with great grace and kindness, deposed us from our offices in the denomination without censure, and has released us from their jurisdiction, as of February 3, 2006. We are grateful to have these issues resolved, and are thankful for those of you who endeavored to both reserve judgment, and who prayed so faithfully.

I am glad to see that this resolution did not produce more heat. At the same time, I am wondering which Presbyterian denomination they will be joining. Or will they become an independent Presbyterian church? Again, I guess we'll have to wait and see.
posted at 10:30 AM  
Comments (3)

At 12:29 PM, Anonymous Karen said...

John, thanks for the update. There's a really interesting statement about all this in Peter Kershaw's Open Letter to the Saint Peter's defrocked elders on page 3.

At 6:40 PM, Anonymous Stanley Howard said...

I've been praying for some indication that these men have repented. But we've yet to see evidence of one iota of repentance. The example these men have set is deplorable, and rather than repent they're just mudslinging the RPCGA.

At 2:20 PM, Anonymous Robb said...

"The presbytery has in turn, with great grace and kindness, deposed us from our offices in the denomination without censure"

Deposed without censure? That just sounds like more of the same old R.C. Sproul, Jr. nonsense.


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