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The Constitution of the RPCUS consists of the original 1647 Westminster Confession of Faith, the Larger and Shorter Catechisms, and of the Form of Presbyterian Church Government as amended by the RPCUS, The Directory for Public Worship, and The Form of Church Discipline.

I. The Form of Presbyterian Church Government of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in the U.S.

The Form of Presbyterian Church Government of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in the U.S. is The Form of Presbyterial Church-Government adopted by the Westminster Assembly as found in the Westminster Confession of Faith published by the Free Presbyterian Publications with the following notes adopted by the RPCUS which are printed in bold type.

ASSEMBLY AT EDINBURGH, February 10, 1645, Sess 16.

ACT of the GENERAL ASSEMBLY of the Kirk of SCOTLAND, approving the Propositions concerning Kirk-government  and Ordination of Ministers

THE PREFACE.

JESUS CHRIST, upon whose shoulders the government is, whose name is called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace;[1] of the increase of whose government and peace there shall be no end; who sits upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and justice, from henceforth, even for ever; having all power given unto him in heaven and in earth by the Father, who raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand, far above all principalities and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come, and put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all: he being ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things, received gifts for his church, and gave officers necessary for the edification of his church, and perfecting of his saints.[2]
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