A complaint has been filed by TE M. Jay Bennett and TE Joseph E. Rolison against the Missouri Presbytery charging them with spiritual delinquency and incompetence (my words) in their pitiful handling and recent exoneration of Federal Visionist and false teacher Jeffrey Meyers (forgive the redundancy). They write in part:
Missouri Presbytery … failed in its duty to condemn erroneous doctrines and practices that injure the peace, purity, and unity of the Church. Missouri Presbytery erred in determining that there was insufficient evidence to raise a strong presumption of guilt in TE Meyers….
TE Meyers stated:
“I do think the latest scholarly work in biblical theology demands that we go back and redo a great deal of the Westminster standards. They were written when people still thought of the covenant as a contract and believed that “merit” had some role to play in our covenantal relations with God. The whole bi-polar covenant of works/grace schema has got to go. And if that goes, the whole “system” must be reworked. (MICR, 67)”
Meyers and those who defend him seem to think that his rejection of the law/gospel distinction (what he calls the “works/grace schema”) has not place him outside of the Reformed faith as expressed in the Reformed confessions (something Meyers still pretends to be “bound to”). Meyers and the MOP are both wrong. His rejection of the “works/grace schema” has placed himself outside of the Christian faith entirely.
Meyers is a brazen wolf and the Missouri Presbytery in their exoneration of him have only demonstrated the depth of their own apostasy. The problem here, and what makes the MOP situation somewhat unique, is that I’m inclined to think that the likelihood for repentance is commensurate with a lack of power and prestige. You know, blessed are the poor in spirit and all. Seeing that a large portion of the MOP are Covenant Seminary professors and former professors, it could be that this time the PCA is in for a showdown. This isn’t the Louisiana Presbytery after all.
Please read the rest of their complaint here.