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April 7 Today in OPC History

John Murray

 

On April 7, 1967, Orthodox Presbyterian minister John Murray, living in Scotland, wrote the 34th General Assembly that was scheduled to meet at Faith OPC in Long Beach, California. Mr. Murray extended to the commissioners his "warm greetings" and "profound sense of fellowship with them in bonds of Christian faith and love." Mr. Murray added his prayer that "the sessions of the Assembly witness anew the presence of the Head of the church and be guided in all its deliberations and decisions by his Word and Spirit." He then stated that since it was apparent that he could no longer serve as an active member of the Committee on Revisions to the Form of Government and Book of Discipline that it was necessary for him to submit his resignation. In response, the Assembly expressed its gratitude for Mr. Murray's labor on the committee since it's inception. Knowing that Mr. Murray was available for service in Europe, the Assembly also elected Mr. Murray to serve as a voting member at the 1968 meeting of the Reformed Ecumenical Synod and as an alternate to the Baarn Missions Conference.

Picture: John Murray in 1966

 

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