Westminster Assembly of Divines Conference Ends Successfully

( [email protected] ) Jun 22, 2004 05:26 PM EDT

On June 14, more than 260 members of reformed faith gathered at the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary (RPTS) in Pittsburgh, PA, to revisit the theology and minutes produced during the Westminster Assembly of Divines centuries ago. Throughout the two-day conference, about a dozen theologians from a variety of Presbyterian and Reformed denominations unveiled the latest research made on the products of the Westminster Assembly, and brought church leaders closer together on a more unified theological front.

The conference was titled “The Westminster Confession into the 21st Century.” According to a RPTS spokesperson, the Westminster of Confession is systematic theology, which explains the doctrines and beliefs of the church and its biblical basis.

"The purpose of hosting this conference was 1) for the edification, education and strengthening of church leaders; 2) for the Seminary to serve the broader reformed community and get better connected with like-minded brothers and sisters in Christ. We believe our goals were more than met and the hearts and minds of those in attendance were spiritually refreshed," said Dr. Jerry F. O'Neill, President of the RPTS.

Attendees represented the Presbyterian Church of America, the Association of Reformed Presbyterians, the Reformed Presbyterian Church in North America, the Free Church and the Church of Scotland. The speakers visited from the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson and Charlotte, Westminster Theological Seminary and the Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis.