I don't need to ask this about the PCA; but would like to know, without debating the doctrine of the fourth commandment, what the actual practice is in both the ARP and OPC with regard to folks eating out on the Lord's Day (we could extend to other practices but this is the most visible and cuts across the clear grossest violations of the fouth commandment, labor and commerce). The questions preclude acts of necessity; just talking about routine like in the south it is just the custom, etc.
- Do members routinely eat out on the Lord's Day and how likely will they be confronted on this practice?
- Do ruling elders eat out on the Lord's day and defend the practice? Or is that a barrier to office holding?
- Do Teaching elders eat out on the Lord's day and teach that is okay to do so?
- If TEs are teaching soundly on this, are they limited to instruction or is actual discipline possible?