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THE

CONSTITUTION

OF THE

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

IN THE

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

CONTAINING

THE CONFESSION OF FAITH, TBE CATICHISMS, AND THE

DIRECTORY FOR THE WORSHIP OF GOD: TOGETHER WITH
THE PLAN OF GOVERNMENT AND DISCIPLINE AS AMENDEN

AND RATIFIED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AT THEIR
SESSIONS IN MAY, 1805.

Philadelphia,
PRINTED BY JANE AITKEN, NO. 62,

NORTH THIRD STREET.

Distri&t of Pennsylvania, to witi

B€ it remimbered, That on the twentyfifth Day of March in the thirtieth Year of the Independence of the United States

of America, A. D. 1806, the Reverend Albel Green, D. D. the Reverend Nathaniel Irwin, and Ebenezer Hazard, on behalf of the Trustees of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, of the said District, have deposited in this Office, the Title of a Book the Right whereof they claim as Proprietors in the Words following, to wit :

The Constitution of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, Containing the Confeffion of Faith, the Catechisms, and the Direclory for the worsbip of Godl: together with the Plan of Government and Difcipline as amended and ratified by the General Assembly at their Sefrons in May, 1805.

In Conformity to the A& of the Congress of the LJnited States, intituled, "An A&t for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the Copies of Maps, Chartsand Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of luch Copies during the Times therein mentioned” And hko to. tho Ad entitled, “ An A& fupplementary to au Adt, entitled, “ An Act for the Encouragement of • Learning, by securing the Copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of luch Copies during the Times therein mentioned,” and extending the Benefits thereof to the Arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other Prints."

D, CALDWELL, Clerk of the

District of Pennsylvania.

INDEX.

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PAGE.

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ADOPTION

63, 204, 349
Apocrypha, not of the canon of scripture, 4
Affembly, General, of the

343
Commissioners to the

422.
to meet annually,
mode of diffolving, S

425
Assurance of grace and falvation, 84, 211, 212
attainable in this life

85, 87
may be shaken, diminished,

8
and intermitted.

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BAPTISM.

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132, 307, 302
dipping not necessary in, 133
subjects of

134, 309, 362
not effential to salvation, 135
its efficacy not confined to ?
the time of administration

135
to be but once administered ..136:

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Baptism, how to be improved,

308
of the administration of,

445
Believers, cannot finally fall from grace, 210

benefits they receive from Christ, 351
Bishops or Pastors, of,

election & ordination of, 402

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378

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398

CALL, a, form of,

404
may be fubfcribed by elders

405
and deacons in case &c.
sufficient both for ordina->
tion and instalment.

405
must be presented to the presbytery. 406
Calling, effectual,

53, 198, 349
Candidates, of licensing,

397
testimonials to be produced by, 398
to study divinity two years,
Trials of,

399
Engagements required of, 400
Catechism, the larger,

157
the shorter,

343
Christ the Mediator,

42, 179
his Humiliation,
his Death, Resurrec-
tion, Ascension, &c.
his Offices,

183, 347
the Efficacy of his Obe-
dience and Sacrifice,

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186, 348

46, 47

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