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  • D. Philip Veitch
    Reformed brethren:   It is important to put out an advisory, to wit, especially for PCA Churchmen, to avoid the Reformed Episcopal Seminary.  As an alumnus
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 12, 2009
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      Reformed brethren:
       
      It is important to put out an advisory, to wit, especially for PCA Churchmen, to avoid the Reformed Episcopal Seminary.  As an alumnus of both Westminster (east) and also RES, the latter now tolerates Anglo-Tractarian, Oxfordian, Ritualisers.  My recommendation:  avoid RES and stick with Reformed seminaries. 
       
      D. Philip Veitch

      --- On Sun, 4/12/09, D. Philip Veitch <reformationtoday@...> wrote:
      Week Five:
       
      I've been detoured by some medical matters over the last two weeks, but re-engaging. 
       
      Week Five: 
      Question 5 of the proposed outline. Were Presbyterians welcomed at RES?  Baptists? Lutherans?  Has there been negativity expressed about these groups in the RES?  REC?
       
      The short answer here is that Presbyterians were mocked in the early 2000 period by neo-REC-ers in various internet forums; I am a witness to that. 
       
      RES is not a school for Presbyterians or Lutherans to attend.  Both groups need to send their men elsewhere.
       
      Leo's participation in the "regularization" of presbyterial orders with Bishop Bob Duncan is a statement as to the impairment, inadequacy, and ineffectuality of presbyterial orders.  Archbishop Ussher, a towering intellect and patristics scholar, would have disagreed with Bob and Leo.
       
      PCA presbyteries should be advised about the degeneration of the RES and REC.
       
      Phil
       
      1. What is/was the Reformed Episcopal Church in American history?  What is/has it become over the last 10-15 years?
      2. What were the issues in its founding and its relevance to Tractarianism?  To evangelicalism in America?
      3. A preliminary review and evaluation of documents at www.trec.org
      4. What were enrollments like over the course of the seminary?
      5. Were Presbyterians welcomed?  Baptists? Lutherans?  Has there been negativity expressed about these groups in the RES?  REC?
      6. A discussion about the merger between the REC and the Anglican Prvoince in America?  Why?  What were the issues?
      7. Current faculty.  What was the vetting process for appointment?  Why did Dr. Gulezo, Dr. Fisher, Dr. Zeller, and Rev. Mr. Wayne Arndt leave?
      8. Current curriculum and standard texts at RES?
      9. What has been the extent of resistance on the part of laity to the merger with the APA?
      11. Last week by way of report (late Feb 09), a "Requiem Mass" was conducted at an REC congregation in CA?  Why?  Who was the Bishop?  What is the extent of Anglo-Cathollicism in the REC?
      12. What have been the canonical changes and how were those managed?
      13. Is there a process for investigations on episcopal behaviour or malfeasance?  What were the circumstances in the sale of Four Brooks properties?  Who has knowledge about the sale and purchase of properties?  Do we have records?
      14. Would an evangelical be well-advised to attend REC?
      15. If a young, Protestant, Confessional, Reformed, Evangelical Anglican wanted an education, would RES be a good choice?
      16. Identification of further theological problems?
      17. Identification of others who have been "injured" and need healing and support.
      18. What about prayer book issues/
      19. The XXXIX Articles and the GAFCON participants, e.g. Bihop Ikerman.
      20. The Bishops---Riches, Grote, Sutton, Morse--and why/how could they pursue merger discussion and intercommunal concordat with Anglo-Romanizers like ABP Wally Grunsdorf?  How can that be explained?
      21. What has and is happening with the Free Church of England and the FCE-Evangelical Connexion?
      22. Where does one go if an old REC-er?
       


      For theological Marines, time for some hand-to-hand combat in tough street-fighting, block-by-block. “One shot, one kill.” For theological Sailors here, “Hit em’ hard, hit em’ fast, and hit em’ often.” (ADM “Bull” Halsey, Pacific Fleet Commander, United States Navy, WW2).  As Guardian-Warriors of God's flocks, for whom and which He died, scurrilous and often academic wolves are to be driven off with charitable and academic rigour, and, if they resist, shoot to theologically kill, kindly, but decisively, lest further injury befall the His beloved elect.  Liking this onerous duty is optional;  doing it is non-negotiable. We're in combat. Let us "maintain course and bearing." No time for sap, sugar, lace and effeminacy.
      Semper Fi, Fellow Warriors, D. Philip Veitch
         
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