The committee in charge of the majority report approached this matter correctly and were willing to give Dr. Leithart the benefit of the doubt (I Cor. 13:7). This is the appropriate tone– in my opinion– that should undergird any deliberation. Beyond that, they also acknowledge the theological disagreements that have been an undeniable part of Reformed Confessional tradition. They write:
American confessional Presbyterianism, as a subdivision of the Reformed Church, has, in fact, a long history of discussion and disagreement regarding a number of doctrinal formulations, including some of the very matters presently in dispute in our church, viz. election, covenant, baptism, and ecclesiology.