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To: The Theophilus
And all of this is from an ex-Ruling Elder of the OPC who now points out the numerous errors in the OPC

This Trinity Foundation website says "Last year The Trinity Foundation published Paul Elliott’s book, Christianity and Neo-Liberalism: The Spiritual Crisis in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church and Beyond. That book examines in detail the false doctrine of salvation now being taught in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church

The above website says

Thus, the Report continues the conspiracy of silence that has prevailed in the OPC for three decades. It leaves the erroneous impression that the serious doctrinal problems are outside the denomination, not within it. The Report gives false comfort to those who think the OPC is still a bastion of Biblical orthodoxy. On the contrary, the Report, and the 2006 General Assembly’s commendation of it, both maintain the OPC as a safe haven for those who teach error


Men within the OPC, including at least one member of the Committee itself, teach heresy regarding the Gospel and many other fundamentals of the faith.
you can read the details at the link on page 109 why the Former Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC) ruling elder Paul M. Elliott says that

Why does a former ruling elder of the OPC say that? Well, he gives his reasons in his book about the heresy that he believes the OPC is following and he is urging every OPCer to leave. You can read it too if you want -- and if you disagree with him, he's given his posting and email address in the book. accordingly.

The author’s thesis is that the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC) is today exactly where the PCUSA was back then.

7,220 posted on 02/25/2011 6:33:09 AM PST by Cronos ("They object to tradition saying that they themselves are wiser than the apostles" - Ire.III.2.2)
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To: Cronos
Why does a former ruling elder of the OPC say that?

Probably because he is a liar and a malcontent lunatic.

After visiting the website, I groaned when he dragged out the Auburn Avenue thing. Paul Elliot is a jackass. When the Federal Vision thing came out, there were people within the OPC who were buying into it, that much is true. Where Elliot leaves off is that many of the local assemblies had conferences on Auburn Avenue Federal Vision open to the laity. I know. I attended them. Up until that time, I had no idea that this sort of thing was making the rounds. Our pastor was very much against it, and as a result, several families within the congregation, over the course of a few months, gravitated to a PCA congregation that apparently embraces the teaching.

So Paul Elliot apparently thought the appropriate thing for the OPC to do was to torture and execute the heretics for their transgressions. That might be Plan 'A' for Rome, but that is not how Christians deal with error within the Church. This is part of the reason why Protestant denominations subscribe to a Confession, so that we have inter-generational and inter-regional stability within the Church. Furthermore, we are talking about brothers and sisters in Christ who are being lured into bad teaching. The appropriate response is not to kick them to the curb and piss on them, but to discuss it and settle the matter in a reasonable manner.

By evidence that those who subscribe to Auburn Avenue and/or NPOP left the OPC to find a PCA that accomodates their views demonstrates visibly that Paul Elliot is a liar and slanderer who obviously has an axe to grind. It also shows how well the OPC survives attacks as jackals like Elliot don't feel welcome.

This stuff really annoys me because there aren't that many denominations left that are faithful to the word. We have watched PC-USA and ELCA crash and burn, the Southern Baptists had their fling with blasphemers like Adrian Rogers at the helm, the American Religion is nothing but a racket to swindle people out of their time and money, Rome went apostate at Trent, and the list goes on.

I have reformed Baptist friends who once were members of the OPC, Jim was even an elder there, left for their own reasons, and haven't gone anywhere since because they believe that everything around them is not good enough. I go to the OPC because they are the most faithful to the Word here. I wish we had a place like Believer's Chapel of Dallas here (though they are officially classic Pre-mill). You go where you can that honors God the best. So when I see this dreck by Paul Elliot, and I am aware of the circumstances and yet Elliot grossly misrepresents the truth of what happened, it makes me wonder what else has gone on in his life to cause him to hate so much.

John 13:35

7,230 posted on 02/25/2011 7:07:53 PM PST by The Theophilus (Pray for Obama (Psalms 109:8))
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