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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.

District of Pennsylvania, to wit :

Be it remémbered, That on the twentyfifih 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 Confesion of Faith, the Catechisms, and the Direclory for the worship of God: together with the Plan of Government and Difcipline as amended and ratified by the Generul Affembly at their Sesions in May, 1805.

In Conformity to the A&t of the Congress of the United States, intituled, « An A&t 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 w!??-10. tho Ad entitled, “ An A&t supplementary to an 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 ex. tending the Benefits thereof to the Arts of designing, engraving, aod etching historical and other Prints."

D, CALDWELL, Clerk of the

District of Pennsylvania.

INDEX.

A

P.IGE.

ADOPTION

63, 20.1, 349
Apocrypha, not of the canon of scripture, 4
Affembly, General, of the

373
Commiflioners to the

422
to meet annually,
mode of diffolving,

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

85, 87
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BAPTISM.

132, 307, 362
dipping not necessary in, 133
subjects of

134, 309, 362
not effential to falvation, 135
its efficacy not confined to ?
the time of administrations

135
to be but once administered 136 :

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Baptism, how to be improved,

308
of the adminiftration of,

445
Believers, cannot finally fall from grace, 210

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

378
election & ordination of, 402

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and deacons in cafe &c.

405

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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,

398
Trials of,

399
Engagements required of,

400
Catechism, the larger,

157
the shorter,

343
Christ the Mediator,

42, 179
his Humiliation,

186, 348
his Death, Resurrec-
tion, Ascension, &c.
his Offices,

183, 347
the Efficacy of his Obe-

47
dience and Sacrifice,

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