There is a lot of talk about what the “essentials of the Reformed faith” are. The Book of Order makes mention of them, but does not define them. I actually see this as a strength of the Book of Order, and of what I understand as the PC(USA)’s stance as a confessional, rather than doctrinal, Church. However, I’m sure that there are some strong opinions about what these “essentials” are, and I’m curious what the thoughts out there are on this topic.
(Or, if you’re not Reformed, then let me know what you think the “essentials” are of your particular tradition.)