RPCNA Rejects NPP and FV

HT: Bill Chellis at DRC.

1. That Synod DECLARE that we stand in solidarity with our Reformed and Presbyterian brethren in rejecting as contrary to the Scriptures as summarized by our confessional standards the theological views that are generally associated with the movements identified as “the New Perspective(s) on Paul” and the “Federal Vision”.

2. That Synod REAFFIRM our commitment to the biblical, historical, and confessional, Reformed doctrine of justification– sola gratia, sola fide, solus Christus– which requires the imputation of the active obedience of Jesus Christ as an essential component of that righteousness which is the ground of our justification and is received by faith alone.

3. That Synod RECOMMEND to our ministers and members the study of the reports of the PCA, OPC, RCUS and Mid-America Reformed Seminary.

4. That Synod REQUEST our Sessions, Presbyteries, and other examination boards to be diligent in their examinations of potential office holders as to the critical areas of theology that are associated with the new views.


Dr. Richard C. Gamble
Dr. Alan Noell
Rev. David Reese, Chr.
Rev. Scott Wilkinson

postscript: The cynic in me knows that the first reaction from the FV boys will not be, “Oh my, yet another NAPARC denomination has soundly rejected the FV and NPP.” No, the immediate reaction will be, “They still don’t understand us.”

Wait for it. Five, four, three, two, Hold your ears, one….

postscript #2: Not that we’re keeping score but so far the OPC, PCA, RCUS, URCNA, OCRC and now the RPCNA have all rejected the FV.

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