Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Note From Current Officer Mark Hausam:

I regret to say that I will not be able to run for office in the Council of Officers for the 2015 term.  The reason is that I am currently switching denominations from the Orthodox Presbyterian Church to the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland, and, as of now, I have only adherent (non-communicant) membership status in the FPCS and no longer any status in the OPC, and therefore do not qualify for office (or even to be a voting member) in the Party.  I have felt for some time the need to make this switch, as I believe the FPCS's distinctive stands to be more biblical than those of the OPC--in areas such as exclusive psalmody, the Establishment Principle, etc.  I believe that it is important to join with that denomination whose distinctive stands give it an adequate warrant for continued separate existence from other denominations.

I continue to wholeheartedly endorse the foundation and goals of the Party, and look forward to continuing to work in partnership with all the members and officers of the Party to further those goals from the position of my new status.  And I recommend to other members of the Party who meet the qualifications (http://reformationparty.org/about.php) that you consider whether this might be a good time for you to run for office in the Council of Officers yourself.


Mark Hausam