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THE

CONSTITUTION

OF THE

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

IN THE

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:

BEING

JTS STANDARDS SUBORDINATE TO THE WORD OF GOD, VIZ.

THE CONFESSION OF FAITH, THE LARGER AND SHORTER
CATECHISMS, THE FORM OF GOVERNMENT, THE
BOOK OF DISCIPLINE, AND THE DIREC-

TORY FOR THE WORSHIP OF GOD

AS RATIFIED AND ADOPTED BY THE SYMOD OF NEW YORK

· ANI, PILADELFHIA, IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1788

AND AS AMENDED IN THE YEARS

1:8 05–1905

TOGETHER WITH

THE CONSTITUTIONAL RULES ADOPTED IN 1893-1901,
AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTS OF THE ASSEM.

BLY OF A GENERAL NATURE

PHILADELPHIA
PRESBYTERIAN BOARD OF PUBLICATION

AND SABBATH-SCHOOL WORK

1907

COPYRIGHT, 1888, BY

THE TRUSTEES OF THE

PRESBYTERIAN BOARD OF PUBLICATION

AND SABBATH-SCHOOL WORK.

REVISED EDITION, COPYRIGHIT, 1896, 1897, 1899, 1902.

BEVISED AUGUST. 1*.

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92
ACTS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

May 29, 1839. Resolved, That the permission heretofore granted by the sseinbly to publish the Confession of Faith in contravention f the copyright, be, and the same is hereby revoked.

Resolved, that the PRESBYTERIAN BOARD OF PUBLICATION s hereby directed to take the charge, oversight, and agency of printing and selling the authorized copy of the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America.

Resolved, That the standing committees to supervise the pubication of the Constitution, within the bounds of the several Synods, be, and the same are, hereby abolished.

May 31, 1886. Resolved, That the Stated and Permanent Clerks be a committee to supervise the publication of any and all editions of the Constitution hereafter issued by the Board of Publication, and also of the Rules for Judicatories.

May 22, 1891. Resolved, 1. That the Permanent Committee on Editions of the Constitution be enlarged by the addition, ex officio, of the Rev. E. R. Craven, D.D., LL.D.

Resolved, 2. That no change of the text of any of the several Standards of Doctrine, Government, Discipline, and Worship, included in the Constitution, shall hereafter be made except Safter report to tha Gerezal Assembly, and due constitutional procedane.

ATTESTATION The Clerks of the General Assembly, with the Rev. Dr. E. R. Craven, as she Perinanepi Concmittee appointed to supervise all editions of <he Constitution, having carefully examined this edition, herewith state that the text has been carefully compared with those of the editions of 1789, 1797, 1815, 1821, 1885, and 1888, the edition of 1789 being regarded as the Princeps, and alsn with the texts of the Amendments as they appear in the Minutes of the General Assembly. In their judgment, this edition contains what may be regarded as the authoritative text of the Constitutional Standards of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America. The Proof Texts are those approved by the Assembly of 1894, and have been carefully edited. The Index has been greatly enlarged, and it is believed will prove a decided help in consulting the work. WM. H. ROBERTS,

E. R. CRAVEN,
WM. B. NOBLE.

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