Manual of Law and Usage: Compiled from the Standards and the Acts and Deliverances of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America

Presbyterian Board of Publication and Sabbath-School Work, 1913 - 286 pages

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Page 143 - Touching the duty of the Speaker. 1. He shall take the Chair every day precisely at the hour to which the House shall have adjourned on the preceding day; shall immediately call the members to order; and, on the appearance of a quorum, shall cause the Journal of the preceding day to be read.
Page 107 - Do you believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the word of God, the only infallible rule of faith and practice ?(1) 2.
Page 189 - CHILDREN, born within the pale of the visible church, and dedicated to God in baptism, are under the inspection and government of the church ; and are to be taught to read, and repeat the catechism, the apostles' creed, and the Lord's prayer.
Page 148 - XXVIII. No member, in the course of debate, shall be allowed to indulge in personal reflections. XXIX. If more than one member rise to speak at the same time, the member who is most distant from the Moderator's chair shall speak first.
Page 144 - He shall preserve order and decorum ; may speak to points of order in preference to other members, rising from his seat for that purpose; and shall decide questions of order, subject to an appeal to the House by any two members — on which appeal no member shall speak more than once, unless by leave of the House.
Page 146 - To lay on the table, To postpone indefinitely, To postpone to a day certain...
Page 35 - It belongeth to synods and councils, ministerially, to determine controversies of faith, and cases of conscience; to set down rules and directions for the better ordering of the public worship of God, and government of his Church; to receive complaints in cases of maladministration, and authoritatively to determine the same...
Page 115 - ... that your ministrations in the Gospel will be profitable to our spiritual interests, do earnestly call and desire you to undertake the pastoral office in said congregation ; promising you, in the discharge of your duty, all proper support, encouragement, and obedience in the Lord.
Page 141 - A question shall not be again called up or reconsidered at the same sessions of the judicatory at which it has been decided, unless by the consent of two-thirds of the members who were present at the decision ; and unless the motion to reconsider be made and seconded by persons who voted with the majority.
Page 69 - You will present no person through malice, hatred, or ill-will, nor leave any unpresented through fear, favor, or affection, or for any reward, or the promise or hope thereof; but in all your presentments you will present the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, according to the best of your skill and understanding, so help you God.

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