In the relatively new push by the CRCNA to become a part of a much bigger organization (first WARC and REC, which folded into WCRC), I for one have a number of questions to which I lack answers.
My first question is this: So if WCRC (formerly WARC) adopts, say, the Accra Confession (which is has), what does that mean for the CRC? Phrased differently, by being a member of the WCRC, what is the CRCNA saying about those things the WCRC declares to be true?
Second and very related, does being a WCRC mean the CRCNA says it agrees with all the actions taken by the WCRC? If not, what?
Third and also related, other than passing a resolution saying the CRCNA is now a member of this or that broader "church organization," what role does Synod play in monitoring or working with or opposing or otherwise dealing with what WCRC declares (confesses) and the actions it takes.
I frankly oppose the CRCNA being a member of WCRC, in large part because WCRC is so much a political organization (as opposed to what CRCers have traditionally thought of as a church organization) but also because the WCRC is very much within the tradition of what I is called "Liberation Theology," which is not historically Reformed and which I regard as unbiblical in significant ways. But then, I'm not really sure what the CRCNA (as denomination) claims to be the the meaning of it's membership in the WCRC in the first place, and so thought it would be best to see if I can found out.
Final question: what does it cost the CRCNA ($-wise) to be a member in the WCRC?