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The Historical Development of the PCA Book of Church Order

Chapter 49 : The Ordering of Public Worship

Paragraph 1 :

49-1. When the congregation is to meet for public worship, the people (having before prepared their hearts thereunto) ought all to come and join therein; not absenting themselves from the public ordinances through negligence, or upon pretence of private meetings.

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ANTECEDENT TEXTS:
PCA 1975, M3GA, 3-15, p. 56.
When the congregation is to meet for public worship, the people (having before prepared their hearts thereunto) ought all to come and join therein; not absenting themselves from the public ordinances through negligence, or upon pretence of private meetings.


No comparable text in the following editions:
PCA 1973, Adopted text, 2-1 [M1GA, Appendix, p. 155]
Continuing Presbyterian Church 1973, Proposed text,
PCUS 1933,
PCUS 1925,
and
PCUS 1894, II



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