The Presbyterian Digest of 1886: A Compend of the Acts, and Deliverances of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America

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Presbyterian Board of Publications, 1886 - Presbyterianism - 876 pages
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Contents

OF ORDINANCES IN A PARTICULAR CHURCH
120
Ruling Elders are the Representatives of Vie People a Assistants to aid the Minister
125
The Pastor may Convene the Session at his own Discretion and must Convene it when
132
Every Vacant Congregation Entitled to a Representative Every Congregation which
139
To Install Ministers 10 The Cognizance of Settling Pastors belongs to Presbytery
149
To Judge Ministers 16 The Presbytery is the Judge of the fitness of its Members
160
Presbytery may Invite Ministers to sit as Corresponding Members To Deliberate
180
Quorum of Synod Seven Ministers but not more than Three Belonging to one Pres
188
The Records must be full and fair They must be Submitted Annually to the Assembly
194
The General Assembly the Highest Judicatory of the Church Its Official Title 1
200
INTRODUCTION
221
Modes in which Changes may be made in the Constitution The Approval of a Majority
325
Opening and Closing of the Assembly with Prayer Final Dissolution 1 Specimen
332
Election Governed by the Mode most in Use and Approved 15 A Minister
341
The Questions to be Asked of the Candidates
399
Mode of Procedure in the Election of a Pastor Who are Debarred from Voting
405
Order of Exercises in Ordination Questions The Assent Embraces the Larger
411
OF TRANSLATION OR REMOVING A MINISTER FROM ONE CHARGE TO ANOTHER
416
CHAPTER XVIII
422
The Sustentation Fund 1 The Scheme Adopted 1870 2 Conditions
452
CHAPTER XIX
459
Judicial Authority cannot be granted to Bodies other than those established by
479
Presbyteries previously Formed with less than five Ministers will not be Dis
489
Organization of the Assembly The Rule of 1871 as Amended a The Standing
514
Nothing an Offence the Object of Judicial Process unless Contrary to the Scriptures
609
Process against an Offender may not be had without a Prosecutor or by the Judicatory
610
CHAPTER III
616
Procedure at the Meeting at which the Citations are Returnable Appearance of
625
Citation of a Lower Judicatory upon Advice of its Unconstitutional Proceedings
666
The Office of Ruling Elder and Deacon Perpetual But Either may Cease to Act
668
Section IIIOf Complaints
672
When a Church is without a Pastor The Moderator may be the Minister appointed
679
The Vote shall there be Separately Taken without Debate on each Specification of Error
711
The Decision may Eevebse that of the Lower Judicatory if one or more
719
The Decision may Remit the Case to the Lower Judicatory 19 It
734
Appeals are Generally to be Taken to the Judicatory immediately Superior to that
743
A Church Member Dismissed Continues under the Jurisdiction of the Session until
749
If a Church becomes Extinct the Presbytery with which it was Connected ha Jurisdic
752
CHAPTER XIII
758
CHAPTER I
759
Provision for the Family should be so Ordered as not to Hinder Servants or others from
767
CHAPTER II
774
Deliverance on Responsive and Ritualistic Services in Public Worship a Not
842
Tho Right of Alternates to Sit is at the Discretion of thy Judicatory
858
The Board of Foreign Missions 1 Constitution of the Board 2 Altera
860
Bishops and Elders to be Equal in Number Ratio and rTtyle of Delegates 1
863
The Presbytery to Satisfy itself of the Candidates Piety Literature and Aptness
873
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Page 230 - I pray for them ; I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me ; for they are thine.
Page 322 - Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him ; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh? Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily : and thy righteousness shall go before thee ; the glory of the Lord shall be thy rereward. Then shalt thou call, and the Lord shall answer ; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am.
Page 319 - And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness ; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those : the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.
Page 227 - There is the same reason to doubt of the union of the three Persons in the Godhead, of the union of the divine and human natures in the person of the Son of God, and even the union of our own souls and bodies.
Page 317 - Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he hath done for my soul.
Page 260 - In this country the full and free right to entertain any religious belief, to practice any religious principle, and to teach any religious doctrine which does not violate the laws of morality and property, and which does not infringe personal rights, is conceded to all. The law knows no heresy, and is committed to the support of no dogma, the establishment of no sect.
Page 600 - But meat commendeth us not to God : for neither, if we eat, are we the better; neither, if we eat not, are we the worse.
Page 296 - If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the Lord, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words: then shalt thou delight thyself in the Lord...
Page 281 - For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
Page 285 - Hear ye me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin: The LORD is with you while ye be with him: and if ye seek him, he will be found of you: but if ye forsake him, he will forsake you.

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