The RPCS this week issued a paper on the subject of Scottish Independence, written by Rev. Kenneth Stewart.
“The Presbytery considers that abstention from voting or else a spoiling of the ballot paper is the procedure most in accord with Biblical principles. It does so because it cannot endorse either the current constitution governing the United Kingdom or the proposed alternative constitution, even in its interim form, which would govern an Independent Scotland.”
Read the position paper in full: The Reformed Presbyterian Church of Scotland and Scottish Independence (doc)
For the broader political and historical context see ‘The Reformed Presbyterian Church of Scotland, British Politics and Scottish Independence’ (doc)
As usual, the RPC takes a distinctive position. See, for example, a more typical pro-Union stance from the Free Church Continuing (pdf). This difference in attitude to the current constitution and Monarch was highlighted recently on the occasion of the Queen’s Jubilee.
Glasgow RPCS now have a minister’s page featuring articles from KS – his first was a very helpful one on The Reformed Presbyterian Church and the Revolution Settlement (doc) – apparently in the face of other Scottish Presbyterians “branding Reformed Presbyterians as ‘schismatics’”.