From the Author’s Preface:
The subject of confessional subscription has been one of perennial difficulty in American Presbyterianism, and, sad to say, it threatens the peace and unity of the Presbyterian Church in America at the present time. But just becuase a subject is difficult, it should not necessarily be avoided. This work, therefore, is presented with the design of showing that it is proper for both individuals and for churches to adopt creeds and/or confessions of faith as statements of their faith, and that such adoption is based upon Biblical precept and example.
The question of subscription to creeds and confessions has a long history. This history is briefly traced in this booklet, and, in particular, the matter of creedal subscription as found in Presbyterian circles is reviewed, with a special emphasis on the American Presbyterian history.
Dr. Morton H. Smith (1923-2017; ThD, Free University of Amsterdam) was founding professor of Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS), founder of Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary(GPTS), and the first Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).