(Nathan Lewis visited the stated meetings of the Presbytery of the Northwest of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, held this September 24-25 at First OPC in Portland, Oregon, as a fraternal delegate. Nathan is a Minister of the Presbyterian Church in America. Following is the address he offered.)
Fathers and brothers of The Presbytery of the Northwest: In the grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ, I bring greetings from the Presbytery of the Pacific Northwest. The Presbyterian Church in America has enjoyed fraternal relations with The Orthodox Presbyterian Church since its inception in 1973. Many of us are heartened to hear of your General Assembly’s Committee on Ecumenicity and Interchurch Relations announcing your entering into new fraternal relationships with the Free Church of Scotland (continuing), the Heritage Reformed Congregations, the Independent Reformed Church of Korea and the Reformed Church of Quebec. At our most recent General Assembly we gladly heard fraternal reports from The Presbyterian Church of Brazil, the Reformed Presbyterian Church, North America and The Orthodox Presbyterian Church. We look forward to the day when our fraternal relations mature in the erasure of unnecessary denominational lines. We are well aware that such a day may be nothing short of “the great and final Day,” when we shall enter into the glorious new heavens and new earth.
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