16 Facts About Presbyterian Church


Local congregations of churches which use Presbyterian polity are governed by sessions made up of representatives of the congregation ; a conciliar approach which is found at other levels of decision-making .

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Many Presbyterian denominations have found ways of working together with other Reformed denominations and Christians of other traditions, especially in the World Communion of Reformed Churches.

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Some Presbyterian Church traditions adopt only the Westminster Confession of Faith as the doctrinal standard to which teaching elders are required to subscribe, in contrast to the Larger and Shorter catechisms, which are approved for use in instruction.

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Presbyterian Church argued that modernism and liberal theology was a false religion, a pretender that cloaks itself in Christian language - "Liberalism".

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Cartwright's controversial lectures at Cambridge University condemning the episcopal hierarchy of the Elizabethan Presbyterian Church led to his deprivation of his post by Archbishop John Whitgift and his emigration abroad.

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In recent years a number of smaller denominations adopting Presbyterian forms of church government have organised in England, including the International Presbyterian Church planted by evangelical theologian Francis Schaeffer of the L'Abri Fellowship in the 1970s, and the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in England and Wales founded in the North of England in the late 1980s.

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Waldensian Evangelical Presbyterian Church is an Italian Protestant denomination.

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The Presbyterian Church in Belize has 17 churches and church plants and there is a Reformed Seminary founded in 2004.

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Also the Southminster Presbyterian Church, located near Pittsburgh, has partnerships with churches in Malawi and Kenya.

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Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Malawi is an existing small church.

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Hong Kong Council of the Church of Christ in China is a uniting church formed by Presbyterians and Congregationalists, which inherited the Reformed tradition.

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Cumberland Presbyterian Church Yao Dao Secondary School is a Presbyterian school in Yuen Long, New Territories.

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The Presbyterian schism began with the controversy in relation to the Japanese shrine worship enforced during the Japanese colonial period and the establishment of a minor division in 1952.

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Korean Presbyterian Church denominations are active in evangelism and many of its missionaries are being sent overseas, being the second biggest missionary sender in the world after the United States.

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Korean Presbyterian Church started through the mission of the Presbyterian Church and the Australian Presbyterian theological tradition is central to the United States.

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In New Zealand, Presbyterian Church is the dominant denomination in Otago and Southland due largely to the rich Scottish and to a lesser extent Ulster-Scots heritage in the region.

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