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Friday, January 10, 2014

Today in Church History: Gordon H. Clark

In the January 10, 1945 issue of The Presbyterian Guardian, Gordon H. Clark labeled the OPC a "sectarian oddity."

In Clark's article, "Blest River of Salvation," he accused the 8 year-old Orthodox Presbyterian Church of diverting its chief emphasis away from opposition to Modernism. As a result, the church had "earned an unenviable reputation" and "assumed the position of an isolationist porcupine." An editorial in that same issue defended the testimony of the church as well as the work of the Guardian and Westminster Seminary. Within a few years, Clark and sympathizers would leave the OPC, an exodus that included churches in Quarryville and Willow Grove, PA.

John Muether

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