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The Historical Development of the PCA Book of Church Order

Chapter 18 : Candidates for the Gospel Ministry

Paragraph 8 :

18-8. An applicant coming as a candidate from another denomination must present testimonials of his standing in that body and must become a member of a congregation in the Presbyterian Church in
America. He shall then fulfill the requirements of applicants listed under BCO 18-2, as well as requirements placed upon those desiring to be licensed or to become an intern as set forth in BCO 19.


[Historical Summary : This paragraph was added in _________.]

Background and Comparison :
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 1933,
[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
, on Chapter 2, section 1 :
"The



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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]