The Reformed Presbyterian Church of Scotland is a history-rich church, but not one that either lives in or is bound by every decision that was taken by our forefathers in the past. We believe that Christ is and shall continue to build his church in Scotland and . All this was well understood by our fathers who survived the persecution in Scotland, and who framed, sanctioned and published the “Act, Declaration and Testimony, in ,” which embodies history, argument and declaration. Full text of "Testimony of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in Scotland: historical and doctrinal" See other formats. Containing a brief historical narration of the several periods of the Testimony of the Church of Scotland, and of the faithful contendings of the witnesses for Christ, particularly from the commencement of the Reformation in these lands, down to the late Revolution; with the Presbytery’s approbation thereof.
From these roots the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Scotland was formed. It grew until there were congregations in several countries. In the vast majority of Reformed Presbyterians, or RPs, joined the Free Church of Scotland, and thus the present-day church, which remained outside this union, Classification: Protestant. If you would like a copy of the subordinate standards of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America, you may download our Constitution. The Constitution includes The Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms, the RPCNA Testimony, and other documents guiding our church government and practice. In the Free Church of Scotland followed the United Presbyterian Church of Scotland () in passing a Declaratory Act to relax the strictness of subscription to the Westminster Confession of Faith. One Free Church minister, Rev. Donald Macfarlane, protested against this step; and when the Declaratory Act was not repealed the following year he separated to form the Free Presbyterian. The Church of Scotland and the Bible By Rev. K. D. Macleod A REPORT from Church of Scotland’s Panel on Doctrine to this year’s General Assembly confirms that the Church as a whole is determined to continue disregarding the authority of God’s Word.
Let me share some peculiarities of the Reformed Presbyterian Church (Hanover Presbytery). Hanover Presbytery is a simple throwback in Presbyterianism. If you are familiar with the Westminster Standards in the form published by the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland 1 you have most of what you need to know about us. Historical Sketch Of The Reformed Presbyterian Church Of Scotland: To Its Union With The Free Church In [Naismith, Robert] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Historical Sketch Of The Reformed Presbyterian Church Of Scotland: To Its Union With The Free Church . The Reformed Presbyterian Church notes that in the preface to the Directory, a distinction is made regarding the contents of the Directory itself, between ‘things which are of Divine institution in every ordinance’ and ‘other things which we have endeavoured to set forth according to the rules of Christian prudence, agreeable to the general rules of the word of God’. Get this from a library! Testimony of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in Scotland: historical and doctrinal.. [Reformed Presbyterian Church (Scotland)].