Presbyterians: At Last, the New Creed

After nine years of debate, study and revision, the United Presbyterian Church last week approved the "Confession of 1967"—the first new Presbyterian creed in 320 years. By a 4-to-l margin, the 829 delegates to the 179th General Assembly in Portland, Ore., voted to accept the Confession, a 4,500-word document that commits the church, in the name of Christ, to labor for such causes as world peace and the elimination of poverty and injustice, and describes the Bible as simply the "witness without parallel" to God's word rather than his inerrant utterance.


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