10 Aug GS 1992 art 115
GS 1992 ARTICLE 115 – Appeal of Br. L. Van Zandwyk re Acts Winnipeg 1989, (Art. 153)
Committee II presents: Agenda item VIII H4b
Appeal from br. L. Van Zandwyk.
Although the material was submitted too late according to the Guidelines for General Synod (Acts 1983, Art. 45), the nature of the contents is such that it can be considered by Synod. As well, because br. Van Zandwyk contends that the matter he appeals is incompatible with Scripture and Church Order, Synod declares this appeal admissible. (Art. 31 C.O.)
Br. L. Van Zandwyk requests Synod 1992 to as yet deal with his appeal re: Acts Synod 1986, Art.101, seeing that Synod Winnipeg 1989 did not deal with his requests 1, 2, and 4.
Considering the language of the material submitted by br. L. Van Zandwyk to be “harsh, unbrotherly and therefore unchristian,” Synod 1986 could not disclose the evidence for its decision. Br. L. Van Zandwyk is incorrect when he maintains that Synod 1980 condemned him “rashly and unheard,” seeing that it did so on the basis of the documents at its disposal.
Synod decide to deny the appeal of br. L. Van Zandwyk.