- Stacked and biased study committees never work well unless they can also terminate the operations of real church courts. I’m sure many could vote for a report at the GA level and still vote honestly, according to their ordination vows, when dealing with real court process. This is an opportunity for people to repent of stacked study committees. They shouldn’t waste the opportunity.
- A vote on a committee report at the GA level does not have the authority to amend the doctrinal standards of the PCA.
Back when the GA approved a report on “the space of six days” language in the Westminster Standards, you never heard opponents of the decision feeling bound to respect it. Nor did those who agreed with it ever act like they were obligated to do so.
Of course, there was a time when proposals for study committees did not include the names of all the members of the proposed committee. They simply trusted the moderator to nominate them. That changed after the FV “Study” Committee was appointed.
I’m glad to see again that a Presbyterian pastor has been vindicated from false allegations. Not the first time. Doubt it will be the last.