Abraham Kuyper brilliantly pointed out long ago that it's simply sectarian for a Reformed, Lutheran, or Baptist'or any other body'to have a separate existence if it doesn't actually confess distinctive teachings it regards as
important in Scripture.
In cooperation with the Gospel Coalition, Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City has recently produced the New City Catechism. Their motivation is commendable. Back in 1996, we at the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals sponsored a meeting of church leaders from different denominations to draft a statement called “The Cambridge Declaration.”
Similar in motive (though not effect!) to Luther’s famous theses, our intention in the Cambridge Declaration was simply to put some issues on the front burner. Much to our surprise, we discovered that many churches were using it as a confession. We tried to assure people ...