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Proposal for new subordinate standards for the Presbyterian Church

At the end of September the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand has its General Assembly. Among the things being discussed this time, there is the proposal to adopt a new confession of faith (produced over the past few years by the Focal Identity Statement Task Group) as the Subordinate Standards of the PCANZ. This would replace the current Subordinate Standards – the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Larger and Shorter Catechisms. The Bible remains the Supreme Standard.

You can download the proposed document as a PDF file from the PCANZ web site here. The Confession of Faith forms Appendix 1, while Appendix 2 contains explanatory notes about the confession. Both would become the Subordinate Standards. The introductory material in the document explains some of the history behind the proposal and the process that it has gone through to get to this point.

It will be interesting to see if it gets adopted, and what amendments are proposed.

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