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Ucc Formula Of Agreement

12 Oct Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments
Ucc Formula Of Agreement

One of the other major problems is related to divergent positions on human sexuality, since the Reformed Church in America has not officially answered homosexuality in the affirmative. While the formula for the agreement was still being worked out, some in the Reformed Church in America rejected the agreement with the United Church of Christ because of its more progressive attitude toward homosexuality. The full policy and process document “A Formula of Agreement – The Orderly Exchange of Ordained Ministers of Word and Sacrament” is available on the Internet at www.pcusa.org/resource/ecumenical-formula-agreement/ (revised September 2018). The interfaith community remained controversial. The Lutheran Synod of Missouri condemned the agreement and argued that it throws aside Lutheran confessional norms as set out in the Book of Concord, as Lutheran and Reformed views on the Lord`s Supper are incompatible. [8] Considering the general theological divergences in the past in their confessional documents, it is stated in the formulas: “As a result of doctrinal conformity, it is established that the condemnations expressed in confessional documents no longer apply to the contemporary teaching position of churches that give their consent” (Leuenberg Convention, IV.32.b). . . .

 

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