04 May GS 2001 art 33
GS 2001 Article 33 – CRCA: Free Reformed Churches of Australia
Committee presented its proposal on the Free Reformed Churches of Australia. Synod adopted the following:
Report of the Committee on Relations with Churches Abroad regarding the Free Reformed Churches of Australia (FRCA).
- 2.1. The report of the CRCA re: the FRCA, which is included as an appendix in the Acts, serves as Observations.
- 2.2. The CRCA recommends that Synod decide to:
- 2.2.1. Continue the relationship of ecclesiastical fellowship with FRCA under the adopted rules.
- 2.2.2. Express appreciation to the FRCA for their continued support of the Theological College.
- 3.1. From the report of the CRCA, we may gratefully conclude that the FRCA are faithful to the Word of God, the Confessions, and the Church Order.
- 3.2. The FRCA are to be thanked for their generous support given to the Theological College in Hamilton.
- 3.3. It is clear that the FRCA had to deal with difficult matters at Synod Launceston 1998 in connection with concerns arising from the teachings of Rev. F.J. van Hulst. With sadness it is noted that this controversy led to a split in the Church at Launceston, Tasmania, and the deposition of Rev. F. J. van Hulst.
- 4.1. To continue the relationship of ecclesiastical fellowship with the FRCA under the adopted rules.
- 4.2. To express appreciation to the FRCA for their continued support of the Theological College.
- 4.3. To express gratitude that the FRCA remained faithful to the Word of God and the Reformed Confessions in the face of their recent struggles.