What can be done if an entire presbytery falls to error?

Discussion in 'Church Order' started by JonathanHunt, Dec 12, 2008.

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  1. JonathanHunt

    JonathanHunt Puritan Board Senior

    Simple question out of pure interest for Presbyterian brethren. What can a denomination actually do if an entire presbytery is ruined by false doctrine? Does it differ from one group to another - PCA/OPC etc?
  2. turmeric

    turmeric Megerator

    They join the CREC! :banana:
  3. Christusregnat

    Christusregnat Puritan Board Professor

    Good men can join that presbytery and FIGHT!
  4. fredtgreco

    fredtgreco Vanilla Westminsterian Staff Member

    The General Assembly can act. It can use BCO 34-1:

    34-1. Process against a minister shall be entered before the Presbytery of
    which he is a member. However, if the Presbytery refuses to act in doctrinal
    cases or cases of public scandal and two other Presbyteries request the
    General Assembly to assume original jurisdiction (to first receive and
    initially hear and determine), the General Assembly shall do so.

    As an ultimate matter, the denomination can kick the entire Presbytery out of the denomination.
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