Saturday, January 4, 2020

The WCF and the passage of time

Presbyterians who hold to the WCF believe that Paul’s writings about women in the church were meant for the church for all time.  I don’t believe that.  I believe that Paul was writing for local conditions at the time he lived – practical solutions to solve problems in local churches. 

Also, at the time the WCF,  and even later, only the pastor was educated; so the relationship between the pastor and his congregation was consistent with that state of affairs.  Today, it is possible for anyone with a decent IQ and sufficient determination to learn and know as much theology as most pastors.  Churches adhering to the WCF do not make allowances for this (and other) changes that time has made to world societies.

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