A visitor recently asked when the Outhouse might post on the CRC adopting the Belhar Confession. I’m not sure. But here is the next best thing. The RCA has.
The Rev. Mark Kleinheksel, pastor of South Blendon Reformed Church near Hudsonville, said he initially opposed the confession due to its possible support for homosexuality, but changed his mind.
“The risk is outweighed by the benefit of the Belhar,” he said.
That is a pretty good example of the inner conflict between an evangelical’s fundamentalist and liberal. (The liberal won this time.) This contrasts nicely with Luther’s formula designed for the confessionalist whose daily war is between his inner sinner and saint, which he deemed “Simul justus et peccator.”