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The Historical Development of the PCA Book of Church Order

Preface to the Book of Church Order

I. King and Head
of the Church
II. Preliminary Principles
III. The Constitution Defined

Section 1 : The King and Head of the Church
Paragraph 3 : His Orders

3. Christ as King, has given to His Church, officers, oracles and ordinances; and especially has He ordained therein His system of doctrine, government, discipline, and worship; all which are either expressly set down in Scripture, or by good and necessary consequence may be deduced therefrom; and to which things He commands that nothing be added, and that from them naught to be taken away.

PCUS 1879, Chapter II. Of the Church, Section 1.--Of its King and Head, paragraph 3
III. Christ as King, has given to His Church, officers, oracles and ordinances; and especially has He ordained therein His system of doctrine, government, discipline, and worship; all which are either expressly set down in Scripture, or by good and necessary consequence may be deduced therefrom; and to which things He commands that nothing be added, and that from them naught to be taken away.
IV. Since the ascension of Jesus Christ to heaven, He is present with the Church by His Word and Spirit, and the benefits of all His offices are effectually applied by the Holy Ghost.

PCUS 1869 draft, II-1-3
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PCUS 1867 draft, II-1-3.
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Chapter Index [links to Par. 1 of each chapter]:
FoG..
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8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
I. King & Head of Church
.§1.
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§5
RoD
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31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
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II. Preliminary Principles
§1
§2
§3
§4
§5
§6
§7
§8
DfW
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48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
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60
61
62
63
[FoG = Form of Government ; RoD = Rules of Discipline ; DfW = Directory for Worship]