The Confession of Belhar (). 1. We believe in the triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who through Word and Spirit gathers, protects and cares for the. The Belhar Confession, drafted in by the Dutch Reformed Mission Church ( DRMC), has its roots in the struggle against apartheid in southern Africa. In this. should not adopt Belhar Confession. Commentary by Viola Larson, Naming His Grace blog, July 1, The th General Assembly will.

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Yes, you are absolutely right, Dr. Whether it is the insurance executive or the government bureaucrat who rations care, both seem quite willing to deny that care to older people on the basis of cost and profit though comfession politician measures profit in terms of votes more than dollars, it is also with the understanding that the former leads to the latter.

For it to be defeated, it required 58 “No” votes.

Neither do just laws necessarily require racial set-asides, quotas, or affirmative action. What will we do with the Belhar?

At about the 15 minute mark Dr. They simply didn’t work in a 19thth century North American context. Other con voices have been IMHO essays. Our Contemporary Testimony repeatedly addresses ethnic diversity, unity in Christ, and confessin justice.


Thirty-nine Articles Lambeth Articles. Would it be better to give him food confesion arrange for a place to sleep tonight, or would that be enabling and encouraging the self-destructive behavior?

Some time later the NGK acknowledged that the document’s contents were true, with confessiom proviso that references in the Belhar Confession to “the poor” not be regarded as an confesslon reference to non-whites.

And so it goes. When a creedal faith tradition learns something important about its faithful witness through a formative experience, I think its creedal documents should reflect upon it. Corruption, maybe, but not sloth. But I find decisive reasons why we should not make it one of our doctrinal standards:. See comments 42 Comments Amen and Amen. Indeed, trade, even at the level of mere bartering, is impossible apart from some sense of private ownership. Will those who cannot conscientiously do so have to leave office?

I worked for what I’ve got, I’m a self-made man, I did it all by myself, and the results are mine. The Spirit has led me back to the CRC after an absence of more than 37 years. He is unwilling to simply drop the Belhar all together.

CRC members should be aware that the playing field on this issue is not bdlhar. My endorsement of my colleagues confeseion is probably redundant. Views Read Edit View history.

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Cooper’s microphone is turned down and becomes nearly inaudible. Confssion you for your concise statement of the issue involoved. Moreover, its prologue states that it was not meant to be a doctrinal standard. We ought learn from that history and, while we might accept the Belhar’s objectives as our own, adopt our own means.


The Belhar Confession

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I think yes, our life experience is the basis for much of our disagreement about policy and our approach to the confessions. The World Communion of Reformed Churches is watching us, and so are other Reformed, Presbyterian, and evangelical friends. GLD A response to your position on the health care debate would take more time and space than I have.

The answer to these questions is a confession judgment based on experience in part. Cooper asserts that confessions are “doctrinal standards” and should stand as a “summary of the Christian faith or gospel.

According to the confession, God is the God of the destitute, the poor, and the wronged, and for this reason the church should stand by people in any form of suffering.