Friday, May 8, 2009

The Joy of Presbyterianism

An unusual title, to say the least. Many of a congregationalist bent don't understand the polity (church government) of Presbyterian and Reformed churches. Most find it too cumbersome.

Over at Reformation 21 Blog Dr. Carl Trueman has written a short piece extolling the Presbyterian form of church government. He gives two reasons:

1) Freedom of conscience is safeguarded (WCF chapter 20).

2) The presbytery (regional governing body) affords protection and guarantees a fair trial.

I too can attest that there is great strength in our form of government. There is freedom alongside oversight. There is protection along with accountability.

You can read the rest here: The Joy of Presbyterianism - Reformation21 Blog

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