Saturday, February 11, 2006

2/11/06, A Pastoral Plea and Promise of a Time in the Future to Address Concerns for Reformation

From: Greg Price
To: Pastor Greg Price
Cc: List
Sent: Saturday, February 11, 2006 11:01 AM 2006
Subject: A Pastoral Plea To All

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I urge us all to discontinue the public debate that
has ensued since the Announcement of the Day of Prayer
and Fasting. I see only further wedges and deeper
divisions following from further public debate.

I am not judging the motives of any who have
participated. Nor do I intend to minimize the
seriousness of any concern.

However, it should be apparent to us all that our
ongoing public debate is tearing us apart even though
we profess to adhere to the same Terms of Communion.

There will be a time to address all concerns in a way
that will promote our reformation. But for the
present, let us each one focus more upon our own sins,
weaknesses, and failures realizing the depth of our
offence against Christ and His infinite love for such
wayward children. Let us likewise spend much time in
humble and sincere prayer for one another (especially
those with whom we may disagree) calling upon the Lord
to reconcile us in love and in the truth. If our
mutual aim is to promote the Cause of Christ by means
of a covenanted reformation, let us not forget that we
are mutually bound in love and truth by covenant

"and shall not suffer ourselves, directly or
indirectly, by whatsoever combination, persuasion, or
terror, to be divided and withdrawn from this blessed
union and conjunction" ("Solemn League And Covenant"
Article VI).

With brotherly affection for you all,

Greg L. Price

A reply to the above of 3/12/06 can be found here.