Sunday, August 17, 2008

General Assembly Resolution: General Assembly Theology Committee

WHEREAS:
1. The General Assembly is often required to make decisions directly related to the change of our Articles of Faith, and . . .

2. The General Assembly has, at times, voted to refer such resolutions, rather than adopt or reject such resolutions, and . . .


3. Such referrals necessitate an entire quadrennium to transpire before any substantial decision is made, and . . .


4. It would seem helpful to have a panel of Nazarene theologians (broadly speaking; including theologians, church historians, Bible scholars, etc.) at the General Assembly, who could review such resolutions and give a recommendation to the General Assembly.


THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED:


The Board of General Superintendents be given authority and responsibility to impanel, at each General Assembly, a committee of Nazarene theologians (including theologians, church historians, Bible scholars, etc.) chosen by them from our Nazarene education institutions (or, if teaching at other Christian institutions, holding Nazarene church membership/orders), and that such a committee would be given the responsibility to review all General Assembly resolutions related to our Articles of Faith and to present their recommendations to the body of the General Assembly.

1 comment:

Eric said...

Here... Here...