Documents of Synod:
Studies of the Reformed Presbyterian Church, Evangelical Synod
[1965-1982]

"The current volume reflects what many consider the RPCES's major contribution to the church of Jesus Christ in the twentieth century, i.e., careful biblical exegesis of Scriptures on contemporary issues, expressing pastoral concern for dealing with people and problems. It needs to be pointed out, that when quoting these study papers, caution should be exercised as to whether they were merely received or if they were adopted as the action of Synod. Even when adopted, these papers and decisions reflect the pious advice of that particular General Synod and have no constitutional force unless changes were adopted in the Form of Government or other Standards of the church . . .
. . . In receiving these denominations, the Presbyterian Church in America recognizes the history of the respective denominations as part of her total history and receives their historical documents as valuable and significant material which will be used in the perfecting of the Church."

-Paul R. Gilchrist, Stated Clerk of the RPCES, in the Preface to Documents of Synod

 
Subject
Year of Report
Page(s)
in DS
Preface
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ABORTION
(1975)
ABORTION COMMITTEE REPORT
(1976)
ALCOHOL, Beverage Use of
(1977)
WORLDLY PRACTICES
(1971)
(See also HOLY LIVING, p. 265)
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APOSTASY AND ECCLESIASTICAL SEPARATION - Guidelines
(1976)
In Re Joint Ventures with other Churches
(1979)
65
Historical Study and Application
(1980)
75
BAPTISM - Overture C
(1981)
BAPTISM, VALIDITY OF
(1981)
BAPTISM OF CHILDREN OF NON-MEMBERS
(1972)
CHURCH MEMBERSHIP:
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Reception to
(1977)
Definition of
(1979)
DEACONS:
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Functions of
(1976)
Women Deacons
(1978)
DEMONIC ACTIVITY
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Initial Study (1973)
(1973)
Revised Study (1975)
(1975)
DISPENSATIONALISM AND COVENANT THEOLOGY
(1970)
Supplementary Report on Dispensationalism's Development
(1971)
196
DIVORCE AND REMARRIAGE
(1973)
In Relation to Church Officers
(1974)
ECONOMIC RESOURCES
(1979)
ELDERS:
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Report of the Study Committee on Responsibility and Authority of Ruling Elders
(1978)
Two Offices and Two Orders of Elders, by Dr. George W. Knight, III
(1978)
214
A Brief for Church Governors in Church Government, by Dr. Ed Clowney
(1978)
225
Responsibility and Authority of Ruling Elders
(1979)
241
Responsibility and Authority of Ruling Elders
(1980)
243
Gifts for Ordination  
(1975)
FREEMASONRY, Overture 1d
(1968)
Report of the Committee to Study Overture 1d
(1969)
Overture K - Instruct Presbyteries & Sessions Regarding Freemasonry
(1981)
1955 Statement of the Bible Presbyterian Church Concerning Oath-Bound Secret Societies
(1955)
HOLY LIVING
(1973)
HOLY SPIRIT:
(1975)
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Report of the Study Committee on the Holy Spirit and Tongues [PDF image scans]
(1975)
Addendum: Review and Commentary on Warfield's Studies in Perfectionism
(1975)
Addendum: B.B. Warfield: Didactic and Polemic Theologian
(1975)
HOMOSEXUALITY
(1980)
KOINONIA DECLARATION
(1980)
LORD'S SUPPER :
Admission of Children to
(1970)
Guide Lines for Observing Communion in Unusual Circumstances
(1971)
ORDINATION (Second Ordination Vow)
(1971)
Overture E - Change 2nd Ordination Vow
(1972)
ORDINATION REQUIREMENTS (Proficiency in Original Languages and Failure to Exercise Office of Ministry)
(1968)
RE-ORDINATION OF ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIESTS
(1959)
PICTURES OF CHRIST
(1981)
TONGUES, Speaking in
(1971)
351
Study of 1 Corinthians 14:2 and 13:10
(1974)
365
The Holy Spirit and Tongues
(1976)
383
(See also HOLY SPIRIT, p. 266)
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RACIAL QUESTION
(1966)
INTERRACIAL MARRIAGE
(1968)
LOIS SEMENYE ADDRESS
(1979)
WOMEN, Role in Church
(1976)
Supplement to Majority Report
(1977)
Minority Report Number One, Part I, by W. Harold Mare
(1977)
Minority Report Number One, Part II, by George C. Miladin
(1977)
Minority Report Number Two, by Rev. Hermann W. Mischke
(1977)
Final Action
(1977)
(See also Overture N: Reconsideration of Women Deacons, p. 156)
(1978)
JOINING AND RECEIVING, RPCES/PCA
(1982)
INDEX OF SYNODICAL ACTIONS (1965 - 1980)
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478
SUCCESSION OF SYNODS, MODERATORS, AND STATED CLERKS
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557
  Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America, General Synod 
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  Bible Presbyterian Church
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Reformed Presbyterian Church, Evangelical Synod
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PSALM 133
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563