Jeffrey Meyers Cleared of Federal Vision Allegations

The committee appointed to investigate the allegations raised in the Letter of Concern reported its findings in a 51 page report.
 
At a called meeting of Missouri Presbytery on January 8, 2011, TE Jeffrey Meyers was exonerated of allegations that had been raised against him. Meyers is pastor of Providence Reformed Presbyterian Church in St. Louis.
 
At its stated meeting on April 20, 2010, Missouri Presbytery established an ad hoc committee in response to a March 22, 2010 Letter of Concern, which included an attached statement of evidence with six allegations against TE Jeffrey Meyers, “How TE Jeffrey Meyers Opposes the Westminster Standards.” This letter, along with the accompanying allegations, was signed by 29 PCA ruling and teaching elders from a number of Presbyteries.
 
The letter from the 29 elders claimed “that TE Jeffrey Meyers is teaching Federal Vision theology contrary to the Standards.” The letter specifies six areas in which “TE Jeffrey Meyers opposes the Westminster Standards.” The elders called on Missouri Presbytery “to investigate these reports as required under BCO 31-2 to determine whether they are true or not.” During this meeting, TE Meyers also requested Presbytery to investigate the allegations against him. He also indicated that he considered himself aggrieved by injurious reports.
 
The committee to investigate the allegations raised in the Letter of Concern reported its findings in a 51 page report. Among the 19 committee recommendations were those that specifically addressed the allegations raised against TE Meyers; of the six areas covered by the Letter of Concern, TE Meyers was exonerated in all of them. These recommendations were adopted by the Presbytery. 
 
Missouri Presbytery determined:
 
1.     That there is insufficient evidence to raise a strong presumption of guilt that TE Meyers is teaching contrary to the Westminster Standards in his views on covenant theology.
 
2.     That there is insufficient evidence to raise a strong presumption of guilt that TE Meyers is teaching contrary to the Westminster Standards in his views on the necessity of (a) the perfect obedience of Christ, and (b) the imputation of Christ’s righteousness as the sole basis for man’s justification.
 
3.     That there is insufficient evidence to raise a strong presumption of guilt that TE Meyers is teaching contrary to the Westminster Standards in his views on baptism.
 
4.     That there is insufficient evidence to raise a strong presumption of guilt that TE Meyers is teaching contrary to the Westminster Standards in his views on perseverance of the elect.
 
5.     That there is insufficient evidence to raise a strong presumption of guilt that TE Meyers is teaching contrary to the Westminster Standards in his views on justification.
 
Missouri Presbytery also received TE Meyers confession, the specifics of which will be published in the final report. 

The Presbytery will release a full report soon with the other recommendations that were adopted.

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