12 Aug GS 1989 art 38
GS 1989 ARTICLE 38 – Committee IV presents: Agenda Item VIII, D, 7
Letter from Mr. R. Duker.
- 1. Art. 31 C.O. implies that an appellant is a member of the churches against whose decision he appeals and that he maintains the bond with these church- es during the time of appeal despite alleged wrongs.
- 2. It is evident from the submission of Mr. R. Duker that he ceased to be a mem- ber of the Canadian Reformed Churches because of decisions with respect to appeals made to General Synod 1986. It is inconsistent with the rule and spirit of Art. 31 C.O. to withdraw from the churches and appeal decisions of major assemblies.
- that therefore this submission is inadmissible.
MOTION TO AMEND
The following motion to amend the Advisory Committee’s proposal is presented and duly seconded:
To add the following Consideration
- 3. In his appeal Mr. R. Duker speaks of wrongs that may still be corrected, but he does not make clear that a correction of these wrongs will bring him back to the Canadian Reformed Churches.
The committee report is