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The Historical Development of the PCA Book of Church Order

Chapter 44 : [Vacated Chapter]
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[DIGEST: Chapter 44 was vacated in 1984 [cf. M14GA, 12-14, Item 5, p. 90]. The text of that chapter, as it existed prior to that date, is shown below in full. No changes were made to this text between its adoption in 1973 and the removal of the chapter in 1984.

ANTECEDENT VERSES:
1. PCA 1973, RoD, Chapter 18, Adopted text, M1GA, Appendix, p. 154
2. Continuing Presbyterian Church 1973, RoD, Chapter 18, Proposed text, pp. 59-60
3. PCUS 1933, XVIII-§289 through §292
4. PCUS 1925, XVIII-§289 through §292
18-1 In voting upon a complaint, the vote shall be either to sustain, to sustain in part, or not to sustain.
18-2 The effect of a vote to sustain shall be to sustain each and all of the items or counts of the complaint; that of a vote not to sustain shall be to annul each and all of the items or counts of the complaint; and that of a vote to sustain in part shall be to sustain one or more specific items or counts of the complaint.
18-3 Those voting to sustain in part shall be required when voting to state what item or items, count or counts of the complaint they desire to sustain.
18-4 In making up the vote on the complaint only those items or counts shall be declared to be sustained for the sustaining of which a majority of the votes cast has been given.

No comparable paragraphs were included in the following editions:
PCUS 1879

PCUS 1869 draft
PCUS 1867 draft

COMMENTARY:
F.P. Ramsay, Exposition of the Book of Church Order (1898) :
[no comparable paragraphs for discussion]



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