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The Historical Development of the PCA Book of Church Order

Preface to the Book of Church Order

I. King and Head
of the Church
II. Preliminary Principles
III. The Constitution Defined

Section 3 : The Constitution Defined
Paragraph 1 :

1. The Constitution of the Presbyterian Church in America, which is subject to and subordinate to the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, the inerrant Word Of God, consists of its doctrinal standards set forth in the Westminster Confession of Faith, together with the Larger and Shorter Catechisms, and the Book of Church Order, comprising the Form of Government, the Rules of Discipline and the Directory for Worship; all as adopted by the Church.

Antecedent Texts :
PCA 1973, Adopted text, as printed in the Minutes of General Assembly, page 128

The Constitution of the National Presbyterian Church consists of its doctrinal standards set forth in the Westminster Confession Faith, together with the Larger and Shorter Catechisms and the Book of Church Order, as constitutionally adopted by the church.

Continuing Presbyterian Church 1973, Proposed text, 1-1
The Constitution of ___________________________ consists of its doctrinal standards set forth in the Westminster Confession Faith, together with the Larger and Shorter Catechisms and the Book of Church Order, as constitutionally adopted by the church.

PCUS 1879,

I

PCUS 1869 draft,
Ev

PCUS 1867 draft,
Ev

 



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Chapter Index [links to Par. 1 of each chapter]:
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I. King & Head of Church
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RoD
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II. Preliminary Principles
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[FoG = Form of Government ; RoD = Rules of Discipline ; DfW = Directory for Worship]