Church & State

Church & State

Presbytery of the Southeast Resolution on Vaccine Mandates

At its October 15-16, 2021 stated meeting, the Presbytery of the Southeast passed a resolution intended to be a help to those in our congregations who have liberty of conscience concerns related to federal, state, and corporate polices that require the COVID-19 vaccine as a condition for employment. That resolution is similar to the one adopted by the RPC session on September 29, which may be found here. The PSE’s resolution reads as follows: Whereas, the Holy Scriptures command “Honor…

Resolution on Vaccine Mandates

The following resolution was adopted by the Session of Reformation Presbyterian Church during a called meeting on September 29, 2021, for the purpose of providing clear, biblical, and moral rationale for any members under its care seeking religious exemption from COVID-19 vaccination mandates: Whereas, the Holy Scriptures command “Honor your father and your mother,” (Exodus 20:12), which requires willing obedience to the lawful commands and counsels to all those who “by God’s ordinance, are over us in place of authority,…

Overture Approved by the Presbytery of the Southeast (OPC) at her Stated Meeting on April 2-3, 2021

Whereas “the Lord Jesus Christ, as King and Head of His church, hath therein appointed a government in the hand of church-officers distinct from the civil magistrate” (WCF 30:1), and that “there is no other head of the church but the Lord Jesus Christ” (Col. 1:18, Eph. 1:22, WCF 25:6); Whereas the following are contrary to Scripture and injurious to our Savior’s exclusive rights to dictate to the church when, where, and how she should meet, conduct her services, and…

A Letter of Humble Petition

I and another minister on the session have signed a letter of humble petition that was sent to the governor of Virginia, Hon. Ralph S. Northam. I should note that we have signed this letter as Christians who happen to be ministers of the Gospel, not on behalf of Reformation Presbyterian Church, the Presbytery of the Southeast, or the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. However, such letters of humble petition are part of the history and tradition of the OPC, and are…