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The Historical Development of the PCA Book of Church Order

Chapter 6 : Church Members

Paragraph 2 : Of Communing Members

6-2. Communing members are those who have made a profession of faith in Christ, have been baptized, and have been admitted by the Session to the Lord's Table. (See BCO 46-4 for associate members).

DIGEST:
This paragraph has its origin with the Proposed Book of Church Order (1973), and has no specific precedent in PCUS or PCUSA texts. The parenthetical comment regarding associate members was added in _____.]

ANTECEDENT TEXTS:
1. PCA 1973, 6-2, Adopted text, as printed in the Minutes of General Assembly, p. 130
and
2. Continuing Presbyterian Church 1973, 6-1, B, Proposed text, p. 7
Communing members are those who have made a profession of faith in Christ, have been baptized, and have been admitted by the Session to the Lord's Table.

PCUS 1933, VII
[no comparable text in this chapter]

PCUS 1879, III

[no comparable text in this chapter]

PCUS 1869 draft, III
[no comparable text in this chapter]

PCUS 1867 draft, III
[no comparable text in this chapter]

COMMENTARY:
F.P. Ramsay, Exposition of the Book of Church Order
(1898, pp. 42-44), on Chapter III :
[no comparable text for comment by Ramsay]

CONSTITUTIONAL INQUIRY:
[Under BCO 24-3, compare Reference #3 from 1982 and Inquiry #9 from 1984]



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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]