Ruling Elders


Binnie, William – The Ruling Eldership, p. 122, 9 pages, from his The Church



Gillespie, George – An Assertion of the Government of the Church of Scotland




Samuel Rutherford was one of the Westminster Divines

Peaceable and Temperate Plea for Paul’s Presbytery in Scotland, 1642, London

Ch. 20, Whether or not the government of the Church of Scotland can be proved by God’s Word to be lawful?

11th Article, Elders and Deacons

Elders help the Pastors in governing, but labor not in the Word and Doctrine, 1 Tim 5:17, and yet visit the sick, oversee the ways and manners of the people, and so rule with diligence, Rom. 12:8; 1 Cor. 12:28, and judge with pastors and doctors, Matt 18:18-20



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