What does it mean "to submit to the judgment of the council, classis, or synod?"
Synod just sent the revision to the Form of Subscription back for further review. So, we are still using the current form.
I have been reading and re-reading the form recently in an attempt to understand one part:
"We are prepared moreover to submit to the judgment of the council, classis, or synod, realizing that the consequence of refusal to do so is suspension from office."
What does it mean to submit to the judgement of synod? I know that it doesn't mean that office-beareres have to agree with synod on everything. But, it does seem to preclude certain methods of expressing disagreement. An example of a proper method of disagreement might be taking the issue to classis. An example of an improper method of disagreement might be writing a blog post online explicitly critical of a decision of synod.
Am I reading that correctly? Or, is submission to the judgement of synod only applicable to matters of dogma? (In which case, it might be acceptable to criticize synod publically on a matter unrelated to the confessions)