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The Historical Development of the PCA Book of Church Order

Chapter 43 : Complaints

Paragraph 8 :

43-8. After the higher court has decided that the complaint is in order, the court shall hear the complaint, or in accordance with the provision of BCO 15-2 and 15-3, appoint a commission to do so. If the date of the hearing shall, for good cause, be other than the same day it is presented, the court
shall notify the complainant and respondent in writing of the date set for the hearing.


[Historical Summary : BCO 43-8 was a new paragraph added in 1984 [M14GA, 12-14, Item 5o, p. 90]. No changes to the paragraph have been made since that time.

Background and Comparison :
No comparable paragraph is found in the following editions:
PCA 1973, RoD, Chapter 17, Adopted text
Continuing Presbyterian Church 1973, RoD, Chapter 17, Proposed text
PCUS 1933
PCUS 1925
PCUS 1879

PCUS 1869 draft
PCUS 1867 draft

COMMENTARY :
F.P. Ramsay, Exposition of the Book of Church Order (1898, p. ), on :
"The



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