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The Historical Development of the PCA Book of Church Order

Chapter 46 : Jurisdiction

Paragraph 5 :

46-5. (Vacated) [see BCO 38-4]

[HISTORICAL SUMMARY : Amended in 1990 [M18GA, 18-8, Item 1, p. 42] and vacated in 1997 [M25GA, 25-17, Item 6, p. 122].

ANTECEDENT TEXTS :
PCA 1973, RoD, 20-5, Adopted text, as printed in the Minutes of General Assembly, p. 155
Continuing Presbyterian Church 1973, RoD, 20-5, Proposed text, p. 61
When a member of a particular church has wilfully neglected the Church for a period of one year, or has made it known that he or she has no intention of fulfilling the Church vows, then the session should exercise proper discipline by deleting such names from the church role. [sic]

No comparable provision in the following editions:
PCUS 1933, RoD, Chapter XV

PCUS 1925, RoD, Chapter XV
PCUS 1879, Rules of Discipline, Chapter XV

PCUS 1869 draft, Canons of Discipline, Chapter XV
PCUS 1867 draft, Canons of Discipline, Chapter XV


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



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