The Belhar Confession should be adopted by the CRCNA as a declaration or testimony, not as a Form of Unity equal to the Heidelberg Catechism, Belgic Confession, and Canons of Dordt, our basic doctrinal standards. There are several decisive reasons.
I am Professor of Philosophical Theology and Calvin Seminary, where I have taught since 1985. I am a member of Eastern Ave. Christian Reformed Church. I have contributed to several denominational discussions over the years at Synod and in publications, including women in office, inclusive language for God, homosexuality, creation and evolution, and the Belhar Confession.