This week I’ve been happy to host my former colleague Rev. Prof. Andrew McGowan (University of the Highlands and Islands and Senior Minister at East Church Inverness). Andrew is also involved in the doctrinal commission of the World Reformed Fellowship (WRF). The WRF has completed a monumental task of writing a new confession of faith. The purpose of the new confession was (1) to provide a statement of faith that would be agreed upon by Reformed churches that used different Reformed confessions from the Westminster Standards (Scottish) to the Three Forms of Unity (Continental Reformed); (2) To address issues that are encountered by the Reformed churches in the twenty-first century, not Roman Catholicism and Arminianism from the 17th century, but liberalism, postmodernism, and pluralism; and (3) To reflect the beliefs of the Reformed churches that are global rather than Eurocentric (accordingly there was a very international list of members on the panel).
You can read the whole document here. It’s an impressive document, needs to be discussed. Perhaps it will stand alongside the Lausanne Covenant as a contemporary expression of evangelical faith.