The persistence of the FV movement within the NAPARC world has been noted before on the HB. Now, according to Brian Carpenter, writing for the Aquila Report, the Siouxlands Presbytery (PCA) has been dealing with a FV case. Charges have been laid in that presbytery against a minister (Teaching Elder) for teaching the FV doctrine of baptismal union with Christ. A committee agreed that the minister was, in fact, teaching FV doctrine but the presbytery did not uphold the committee and the presbytery’s decision is being appealed to the Standing Judicial Committee of the PCA. This makes two cases in recent months where presbyteries in the PCA have attempted to deal with FV teaching in their midst but where no resolution has been found and the cases have gone to the SJC. Let us hope that these are both cases of presbyters being scrupulously careful to uphold the rights of those against whom complaints have been laid and not a failure to protect the sheep from gross error.
Update 22 Oct 09: Things are a little better in the Siouxlands Presbytery (PCA) but it’s not entirely clear from this report what happened except that a new committee has been established and that the presbytery admitted that it had been a little hasty in exonerating a TE.