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Update: Two Denominations Take Public Stand

At its 2003 General Assembly, the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC) reversed the conviction of Elder John O. Kinnaird by voting in the affirmative the question, "Did the Session and Presbytery err in finding the Appellant's teaching to be contrary to the Church's Standards?" The vote came after a period of discussion and consideration of evidence which included the recommendation of the General Assembly's advisory committee that Mr. Kinnaird's appeal be upheld.

The 2003 Synod of the Reformed Church in the United States (RCUS) considered overtures from both the South Central Classis and Northern Plains Classis seeking to declare the teachings of Norman Shepherd regarding justification heretical. The synod acted by creating a committee to study the matter and report back to synod on its findings.