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The Historical Development of the PCA Book of Church Order

Chapter 26 : Amending the Constitution of the Church

Paragraph 4 :

26-4. In voting upon an amendment to the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church in America, the Presbyteries may not divide the parts of the amendment except as directed by the General Assembly which has recommended its adoption.

[Historical Summary : The current PCA text is new content over that of earlier key editions, and was added in 1982 [M10GA, 10-89, Item 7, p. 114].]

Background and Comparison :
PCA 1973, 27-4, Adopted text, as printed in the Minutes of General Assembly,
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Continuing Presbyterian Church 1973, 27-4, Proposed text,

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PCUS 1933, XXIX, §162
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PCUS 1879, VII
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PCUS 1869 draft, VII
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PCUS 1867 draft, VII
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COMMENTARY :
F.P. Ramsay, Exposition of the Book of Church Order
(1898)
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Chapter Index [links to Par. 1 of each chapter]:
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I. King & Head of Church
.§1.
§4
§5
RoD
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II. Preliminary Principles
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§4
§5
§6
§7
§8
DfW
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[FoG = Form of Government ; RoD = Rules of Discipline ; DfW = Directory for Worship]