The 34th PCA General Assembly appointed an ad interim committee to study the soteriology of the Federal Vision, New Perspective, and Auburn Avenue theologies. The committee was asked to determine whether these viewpoints "are in conformity with the system of doctrine taught in the Westminster Standards, whether they are hostile to or strike at the vitals of religion, and to present a declaration or statement regarding the issues raised by these viewpoints in light of our Confessional Standards." During the last year, the committee has done a great deal of work and has at long last produced a massive 31-page report at By Faith Magazine Online detailing its conclusions.
This is the sort of report that will prove rather arcane to many Christians but is of vital import to those of us in the PCA. For someone like me, who has dear friends on all sides and in all camps, this is a particularly important matter. I have only skimmed the report thus far, but I intend to study line-by-line, proposition-by-proposition, and footnote-by-footnote once I have come to the end of the current academic year and can give it the careful attention it deserves.