Current Doctrinal Issues

Federal Vision Theology
The “Federal Vision” (federal meaning covenant) is a movement attacking the crucial doctrine of justification by faith alone and is being taught and promoted throughout the Reformed church world at present. This erroneous doctrine has its roots in the unbiblical idea of a conditional covenant. It brings nothing new to the theological discussion other than coming with renewed vigor and under the guise of a new name. This doctrine is a direct, bold declaration that holds that every person, child or adult, who has been baptized, is truly saved and united with Christ. Federal vision theology therefore, denies that sovereign election governs the covenant, choosing instead to put free will into the hands of the sinner and grounding one’s justification, in part, on the sinner’s good works...

Distinctive Doctrines

The Protestant Reformed Churches of America (PRCA) had their official beginnings in 1925, just less than a year after the founding of the Reformed Free Publishing Association (RFPA). The group of men who organized the RFPA joined themselves to this new denomination, committed to witnessing to the Reformed truth by way of the printed word. These men had either been involved in or affected by the doctrinal controversy regarding the nature of God’s grace that ripped through the Christian Reformed Church (CRC) in the early 1920’s, resulting in the formation of both the PRCA and the RFPA. The nature of God’s grace is still an area of great debate, and the PRCA’s upholding of the truth of sovereign, particular grace sets them apart from others in the Reformed church world...