Can a Temporary Session Impose a Pastor?

Christ has purchased liberty for His people, and the consciences of His people are subject to the Lordship of Christ alone. When a Session attempts to impose its own preferences on the sheep committed to its care, it binds the consciences of Christ’s sheep. This is especially the case in the selection of officers. If a member feels pressured or forced to select a pastor because he or she is threatened with discipline otherwise, this does violence to our Presbyterian system of government and tramples the Crown Rights of Christ our King, the Lord of the Conscience.

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