12 Aug GS 1989 art 46
Committee IV presents: Agenda Item VIII, D, 8
Letter from Rev. S. DeBruin c.s. re Acts General Synod 1986, Art. 184.
- 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 churches during the time of appeal despite alleged wrong.
- 2. It is evident that the appellants have ceased to be members of the Canadian Reformed Churches and have joined the federation of the Orthodox Christian Reformed Churches (July 1988).
- 3. It is incumbent upon the appellants to follow the accepted way of the Church Order according to Art. 31 to seek justice and so to restore the relations with the Canadian Reformed Churches, but not to place the onus on General Synod to restore this unity.
- therefore to declare this submission inadmissible.