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HTML clipboard THE CONSTITUTION OFTHE REFORMED CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES PREAMBLE PART I: MEMBERS, CONGREGATIONS, OFFICES Section 1. Members Section 2. Congregations Section 3. Offices The Office of the Minister of the Word Students for the Ministry Licentiates Ministers of the Word Teachers of Theology The Office of Elder The Office of Deacon PART II: JUDICATORIES Section 1. Judicatories …

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1.1 Members

HTML clipboard PART I . MEMBERS — CONGREGATIONS — OFFICES SECTION 1. Members ARTICLE 1. All baptized persons are members in the Church, under its care and subject to its government and discipline. ARTICLE 2. Persons received into full communion with the Church by confirmation, profession of faith, certificate, or renewal of profession shall be regarded as communicant members. They …

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4.1 Doctrine

HTML clipboard THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REFORMED CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES PART IV. DOCTRINE AND WORSHIP SECTION 1. Doctrine ARTICLE 176. The Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, which are called canonical, being recognized as genuine and inspired, are received as the true and proper Word of God, infallible and inerrant, and the ultimate rule and measure …

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3.1-3. Discipline, Members, Officers

HTML clipboard THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REFORMED CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES PART III. DISCIPLINE SECTION 1. Discipline in General ARTICLE 112. Christian discipline is the exercise of that authority and the application of those laws which the Lord Jesus Christ has established in His Church, to preserve its purity and honor, and to promote the spiritual welfare of its …

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2.1 Judicatories

HTML clipboard THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REFORMED CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES PART II. JUDICATORIES SECTION 1. Judicatories in General ARTICLE 49. The judicatories are: The Consistory. The Spiritual Council. The Classis. The Synod. They take cognizance only of ecclesiastical matters, and have authority to require obedience to the laws of Christ and His Church and to discipline the disobedient. …

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