Re: The Question of Presbyterian Pharasaism
- --- In email@example.com, "Gary
Gearon" <GGearon@p...> wrote:
> Dear Riley,The Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland had a small
> Actually the Presbyterians did some restriction (which some
> may call "Pharasaical") on "walking in fields." The practice of
> "walking in fields," is forbidden on the Lord's Day. Perhaps
> someone may offer an appropriate quote from the WCF, LC or
controvesy over Sabbath observance. It forbade the use of buses
and trains on the Lord's day even in using them to get to church.
This was one of the issues which had lead Professor John
Murray to leave the FPC for good.
In addition, I was told by a few FPC members that in Scotland
they would fully cover their windows of their homes on the Lord's
day, especially if it were sunny, in order to avoid the temptation of
going outside for recreational purposes. I don't recall if were an
actual order of the church or just a tradition among the
highlanders, but the former seems consistent with their church
decree on public transportation.