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CONSTITUTION

OF THE

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH,

IN THE

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:

CONTAINING

THE CONFESSION OF FAITH, THE CATECHIMS AND THE

DIRECTORY FOR THE WORSHIP OF GOD;

TOGETHER WITH THE

PLAN OF GOVERNMENT AND DISCIPLINE,

AS. RATIFED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, AT THEIR SESSIONS

IN MAY, 1821 ; AND AMENDED IN 1833.

PHILADELPHIA:
J. B. LIP PINCOTT & CO.

ALTHOUGH the light of nature, and the works

so bearing witness, and their thoughts the meanwhile ac

me that which may be known of God is manifest in them:

kness of preaching to save them that believe, 1 Cor. ii. 13,

118 Plus, 6 P928 1859

THE

CONFESSION OF FAITH.

ted States aving not the law, are a law unto themselves; which show

bertsol by the things that are made, even his eternal power
ml Galheall; so that they are without excuse. Psal. xix. 1,

3. The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmameni
howeth his handy work. Day unto day uttereth speech, and
light unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech
por language where their voice is not heard. Sec Rom. i.

1 Cor. 1, 2. For after that in the wisdom of God, the

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CHAPTER 1.

Of the Holy Scripture.

creation and providence, do so far manifest the

padres, visdom, and power of God, as to leave the forty- men inexcusable”; yet they are not sufficient to

me that knowledge of God, and of his will, which ees of the necessary wito salvation; therefore it pleased

... Porm ü. 14, 15. For when the Gentiles, which have vot the law, doby nature the things contained in the law, these, be work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience

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muing, or else excusing

one another. Rom. i. 19, 20. Be

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