Belhar Confession Report (2012)



Post your comments below to discuss the Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations Committee—Belhar Report [PDF].  As indicated in the announcement of the report:

Councils are invited and encouraged to review and carefully study each of the reports. If any council wishes to respond to the reports and have that response considered by Synod 2012, they may do so by way of overture or communication to synod. An overture or communication will first need to be processed through your council and then the classis, after which it should be submitted to the synodical services office no later than March 15, 2012, to be included in the printed Agenda for Synod.  

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The biggest problem here is one that many don't even mention.  We don't have definitions or explanations for how to put our confessions into boxes.  In essence we are each forming our own boxes and rules into which we fit the confessions.  We really should have first discussed what the differences are and how we are to categorize them.  Then we would be better able to sort them.  How can we put things into boxes when we're not even sure what the boxes are?