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.