RPCNA exceptions to the WCF.

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  1. Doulos McKenzie

    Doulos McKenzie Puritan Board Freshman

    I heard somewhere that the RPCNA has two exceptions to the WCF. What are they and why are they significant.
     
  2. Ask Mr. Religion

    Ask Mr. Religion Flatly Unflappable

    Are you speaking of the revisions concerning the anti-Christ and civil magistrate?
     
  3. Doulos McKenzie

    Doulos McKenzie Puritan Board Freshman

    I don't know. That's why I am asking Lol.
     
  4. Jake

    Jake Puritan Board Junior

    See the RPCNA Testimony where they go point-by-point through the WCF, taking exceptions in a couple of places but generally expanding.
     
  5. C. Matthew McMahon

    C. Matthew McMahon Christian Preacher

    They have a few exceptions to Westminster's position which include women deacons, a one kingdom view, tithing as a part of worship in the service, and a few others, not a couple. Their covenanted testimony expands the 35 page confession to almost 400. You have to read through it to see their additions and changes.
     
  6. Andrew P.C.

    Andrew P.C. Puritan Board Junior


    I'm not sure I'd call it a one kingdom, unless they freely admit this. I assume you are referring to their "mediatorial kingship" view?
     
  7. Dachaser

    Dachaser Puritan Board Professor

    What is the RPCNA?
     
  8. Doulos McKenzie

    Doulos McKenzie Puritan Board Freshman

  9. Dachaser

    Dachaser Puritan Board Professor

    Thanks! Is that one of the main bodies then?
     
  10. Ask Mr. Religion

    Ask Mr. Religion Flatly Unflappable

    "Main bodies" of what?

    David, please try to make questions more clear as they only generate more questions when not done so. For that matter your "What is the RPCNA?" could have been answered by a simple internet search.
     
  11. NaphtaliPress

    NaphtaliPress Administrator Staff Member

    Main as in one of the larger; no. Main historically, as in older than the PCUSA by a few years, and didn't apostatize, yes.
     
  12. Dachaser

    Dachaser Puritan Board Professor

    Thanks for that information!
     
  13. Logan

    Logan Puritan Board Junior

    The two I was aware of were rejecting the last sentence of 24:4
    "The man may not marry any of his wife’s kindred nearer in blood than he may of his own; nor the woman of her husband’s kindred nearer in blood than of her own."

    And the latter portion of 23:3 regarding the role of the civil magistrate, though I will say that in my personal, albeit limited, experience the number of exceptions to this exception are growing pretty significant.

    I'm not sure what Matthew means by one-kingdom view, and as for women deacons and tithing, I'm not sure either are actually in the WCF, but perhaps the supplemental documents. I will say in practice that both vary from congregation to congregation.

    And that said, I would like to point out that we are one of the few denominations who still hold to sabbath keeping and psalm singing. No denomination is perfect but I'd like to focus on the positives here :)
     
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