We Believe ...that true faith in Jesus Christ is the only condition for membership of this Church; Therefore, we reject any doctrine which absolutises either natural diversity or the sinful separation of people in such a way that this absolutisation hinders or breaks the visible and active unity of the church, or even leads to the establishment of a separate church formation;
that any teaching which attempts to legitimate such forced separation by appeal to the gospel, and is not prepared to venture on the road of obedience and reconciliation, but rather, out of prejudice, fear, selfishness and unbelief, denies in advance the reconciling power of the gospel, must be considered ideology and false doctrine.
So what is the CRC's real motivation in seeking to adopt this confession? In other words, why does the CRC really like this confession? It is not possible that the Belhar Confession is vague enough to be a cloak to call for unity at costs, even at the expense of its own confessional heritage?