Crap, I Should Have Just Stayed in the PCA!
I had been waiting until I had an actual copy of the SJC’s report before I divulged what I have known for weeks, namely, that the PCA has now officially sided with the Pacific Northwest Presbytery and their exoneration of Peter Leithart. But now that Lane has let the cat out of the bag over at Green Baggins, I guess there’s no point pretending it’s still a secret.
Having been the prosecutor in this case, but now having joined the dark side (so to speak), I obviously have some mixed feelings about this verdict. More than anything I feel disappointed for my Old School friends in the PCA, who are now faced with the dilemma of being confessional Presbyterians in a denomination that at best considers Federal Vision theology to be Reformed, and at worst seems to be taking a huge step in an ongoing attempt to distance itself from traditional Reformed confessional theology altogether.
So to my TR brothers, all I can say is that I did all that I could, which was to get before the PCA’s highest court a record of the case that seemed to me and many others to be a slam dunk.
And to the Federal Visionists in the PCA, well, if Christ indeed spoke through the court of your church, then it looks like we Old Schoolers were wrong all along, and we owe you a massive apology.
But then again, since all synods and councils can err. . . .
The SJC’s decision can be found here.