Reformed Church in America Leaders Adopt Belhar Confession
Delegates of the Reformed Church in America voted to adopt the Belhar Confession, a document rooted in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa.
If approved by the denomination's classes, or regional groups of churches, the confession would join RCA's three other doctrinal standards, the last of which was added nearly four centuries ago.
The Belhar Confession, which was first drafted in 1982, is a theological confrontation of the sin of racism and affirms the unity of the church and among all people, reconciliation within church and society, and God's justice....
I have no doubt that Ghandi wasn't really interested in becoming a Christian when he visited the white South African church, They no doubt provided him with plenty of ammunition of about the White supremist attitude of Reformed Christians of that country (I would have a sneaking suspicion that Anglicans in that country were not all that welcoming or even Catholics for that matter e.g., [URL=http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8090009.stm]]] Bigotry alive for Christian[(Catholic] Dalits[/URL], and these people are even of the same race!
We had a Christian South African Black visit IHCC during the period of Apartheid, and yes, the Reformed Church was racist. If they weren't why bother with this Confession in the first place?
The Reformed Church in South Africa was infamous for it's racism. Confessions and creeds can and sometimes do detract from the Bible. The only thing they need is Scripture.
Galatians 3 26For ye are all sons of God, through faith, in Christ Jesus. 27For as many of you as were baptized into Christ did put on Christ. 28There can be neither Jew nor Greek, there can be neither bond nor free, there can be no male and female; for ye all are one man in Christ Jesus.