The 68th General Assembly of our denomination adopted  the following declaration in 2001:

“That the use of women in military combat is both contrary to nature and inconsistent with the Word of God.”


1. This is a ministerial declaration of what is revealed in Holy Scripture (cf. 1 Corinthians 11:14; Report 1, Sections III-VI).

2. This provides the biblical counsel requested by the Presbyterian and Reformed Joint Commission on Chaplains and Military Personnel without making any further pronouncement that would, presumably, cause the church to ‘intermeddle with civil affairs which concern the commonwealth’ in a matter that some would say is not yet an extraordinary case (cf. WCF  XXXI.4).”

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