The Confession of Belhar (). 1. We believe in the triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who through Word and Spirit gathers, protects and cares for the. The Belhar Confession, drafted in by the Dutch Reformed Mission Church ( DRMC), has its roots in the struggle against apartheid in southern Africa. In this. should not adopt Belhar Confession. Commentary by Viola Larson, Naming His Grace blog, July 1, The th General Assembly will.

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The issue here is not simply “circumstance” or context, but selection of values. Some time later the NGK acknowledged that the document’s contents were true, with the proviso that references in the Belhar Confession to “the poor” not be regarded as an implicit reference to non-whites.

What will you do on the day of reckoning, when disaster comes from afar? Cooper’s repeated use of the term “progressive. The threat of prison, however, has been a strong motivator to many an alcoholic to seek treatment. It is to care for the poor – to provide them some access to profit, too. Listen for yourself at the CRC website. Three forms of confessional standard are enough. This ambiguity disqualifies it as a confession, because confessions are supposed to clarify doctrine.

The Belhar Confession

Why didn’t he simply recommend sending the Belhar Confession back to South Africa with the message thanks but no thanks, the CRC already has it covered? I added health, based on personal experience. Indeed, trade, even belyar the level of mere bartering, is impossible apart from some sense of private ownership. Sign up below to get our weekly and special Banner Updates:.


Why the Belhar Should Not Be a Confession | The Banner

Whether it is the insurance executive or the government bureaucrat who rations care, both seem quite willing to deny that care to older people on the basis of cost and profit though the politician measures profit in terms of votes more than dollars, it is also with the understanding that the former leads to the latter. You are correct, I think, in that “experience, confessin and leading of the Spirit may bring us to different conclusions” about the Belhar.

However, it is deeply entrenched in political partisanship. Why you would believe that just because somebody works for the government he is suddenly inured to thoughts of profit and self-aggrandizement is beyond me.

Belhar Confession

I do not believe they have done so. A government funded and run health care system in one setting may not only be the only option, but the best. Furthermore, the command to not steal assumes private property. What public policies will encourage him to work, to not waste his money on alcohol, keep him from starving or freezing to death?

We take care of “our own” alcoholics and drug addicts. I belhhar find Professor Cooper’s piece all that confusing.

The Belhar has been widely used to advocate progressive economic and political policies and gay marriage as gospel mandates. And how will those policies impact others who are already working, providing for their families, and accepting responsibility for themselves?


Confesskon or why not? SDW Ah yes, “acknowledge and receive” has a long and distinguished? Reformed confessions of faith. Will those who cannot conscientiously do so have to leave office?

See comments 42 Comments Amen and Amen. What of our unity and likemindedness with brothers and sisters within our own denomination, not to mention with the RCA our new brothers and sisters in church planting or Reformed African denominations!

But rather than dismiss the question, it should be explored in the context in which it is asked. In such instances, who are “the prudent” and who are “the imprudent,” and where is the justice of whom Isaiah writes?

Varied life experience has also apparently made a difference in our approaches to the “necessities. I have been pounding on this issue for several years, both locally and in confrssion Banner, and glad to see Dr.

Should we not combine mercy and justice, in His name? So, tell me, why do we in North America need to adopt this as a doctrinal standard? This is a very confusing piece.

Given my other commitments, how much can I give not just of money and food, but of my time and self to him?