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The Historical Development of the PCA Book of Church Order

Chapter 14 : The General Assembly

Paragraph 7 : On Consideration of the Assembly's Actions

14-7. Actions of the General Assembly pursuant to the provision of BCO 14-6 such as deliverances, resolutions, overtures, and judicial decisions are to be given due and serious consideration by the Church and its lower courts when deliberating matters related to such action. Judicial decisions shall be binding and conclusive on the parties who are directly involved in the matter being adjudicated, and may be appealed to in subsequent similar cases as to any principle which may have been decided. See BCO 3-5 and 3-6, and WCF 31.3.)

[DIGEST: The current PCA text dates to 1986 [M14GA, 14-19, Item 4, p. 88], with 31 of 39 presbyteries having previously affirmed their consent.

ANTECEDENT TEXTS:
PCA 1973, Adopted text, as printed in the Minutes of General Assembly,
[no comparable text]

Continuing Presbyterian Church 1973, Proposed text,
[no comparable text]

PCUS 1879,

[no comparable text]

PCUS 1869 draft,
[no comparable text]

PCUS 1867 draft,
[no comparable text]

COMMENTARY :
F.P. Ramsay, Exposition of the Book of Church Order (1898), on Chapter 5, Section 6, "Of the General Assembly"

[no comparable text in this section.]



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