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(Signed) John Grant, minister at Pettie.

David Brewster, witness.

James Crawford, jr., witness.
Alex. Macleod, late minister at Uig.

James Crawford, jr., witness.

Geo. Watson, witness.
Robert Dunbar, minister at Pluscarden.

James Crawford, jr., witness.

Geo. Watson, witness.
Duncan M‘Lean, minister at Glenorchy.

James Crawford, jr., witness.

E. F. inckinson, witness.
Alexander Mackinnon, minister at Strathfillan.

James Crawford, jr., witness.

E. F. Dickinson, witness, 8. F. M‘Lauchlan, minister at Cawdor.'

Wm. Hamilton, witness.

Ja. Nisbet, witness.
John Noble, minister at fodderty.

James Crawford, jr., witness.

E F. Dickinson, witness.
Alex. Gunn, minister at Watten.
Wm. M'Kenzie, minister at Olrig.
Robt. R. Mackay, minister at Dirlot.

Alexanier Steven, witness.

James Cumming, witness.
Charles Thomson, minister at Wick.

Peter Wilson, witness.

Alex. Robertson, witness.
A. Stewart, minister at Killin.

Wm. Fraser, witness.

E. F. Dickinson, witness.
Angus Kennedy, minister at Dornoch.
John D. Kennedy, minister at Roseball.

John M.Kay, witness.

Thomas Cobban, witness.
Alexander Mac Watt, minister at Rothes.

F. Mau'e, witness.

Alex. Thomson, witness.
Patrick Tulloch, formerly minister at Strathglass.

Alex. Campbell, Monzie, witness,

James Crawford, jr., witness.
James Ingram, minister at Unst.

Gilbert Spence, witness.

James Smith, witness.
J. W. Taylor, minister at Flisk.

James Crawford, jr., witness.

Rob. Thornton, witne-s.
Alex. Macdonald, late minister at Plockton, now at Urquhart.

Wm. Brown, witness.

James Crawford, jr., witness.
Alexander Duff, minister and missionary, Calcutta.

Dan. Ainslie, witness.

J. A. F. Hawkins, witness.
John Anderson, minister and missionary, Madras.

P. Rajahgopaul, witness.

Geo. Cadell, witness.
Robert Nesbit, minister and missionary, Bombay.

W. Johnston, witness,
Chas. Cowan, witness.
J. Moncrieff, witness.

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6.-ACT ANENT QUESTIONS AND FORMULA.

GENERAL ASSEMBLY 1846.—ACT XII.

Edinburgh, 1st June 1846. Sess. 24. WHEREAS it has become necessary, in consequence of the late change in the outward condition of the Church, to amend the Questions and Formula to be used at the licensing of Probationers, and the ordination of Deacons, Elders, and Ministers respectively, the General Assembly, with consent of a majority of Presbyteries, enact and ordain, that the following shall be the questions so to be used; And, considering that the Formula, to this act subjoined, embodies the substance of the answers to the said questions, the Assembly appoint the same to be subscribed by all Probationers of the Church before receiving licence to preach the gospel, and by all office-bearers at the time of their admission: And the General Assembly, in passing this act, think it right to declare, that, while the Church firmly maintains the same scriptural principles as to the duties of nations and their rulers in reference to true religion and the Church of Christ, for which she has hitherto contended, she disclaims intolerant or persecuting principles, and does not regard her Confession of Faith, or any portion thereof, when fairly interpreted, as favouring intolerance or persecution, or consider that her office-bearers, by subscribing it, profess any principles inconsistent with liberty of conscience and the right of private judgment.

1.- ELDERS AND DEACONS.

Questions to be put before Ordination.

1. Do you believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the Word of God, and the only rule of faith and manners ?

2. Do you sincerely own and declare the Confession of Faith, approven by former General Assemblies of this Church, to be the confession of your faith; and do you own the doctrine therein contained to be the true doctrine, which you will constantly adhere to ?

3. Do you own and acknowledge the Presbyterian Church government of this Church, by Kirk-sessions, Presbyteries, Provincial Synods, and General Assemblies, to be the only government of this Church; and do you engage to submit thereto, concur therewith, and not to endeavour, directly or in. directly, the prejudice or subversion thereof?

4. Do you believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, as King and Head of the Church, has therein appointed a government in the hands of Church officers, distinct from, and not subordinate in its own province to, civil government, and that the Civil Magistrate does not possess jurisdiction or authoritative control over the regulation of the affairs of Christ's Church; and do you approve of the general principles embodied in the Claim, Declaration, and Protest, adopted by the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1842, and in the Protest of Ministers and Elders, Commissioners from Presa byteries to the General Assembly, read in presence of the Royal Commissioner on 18th May 1843, as declaring the views which are sanctioned by the Word of God, and the standards of this Church, with respect to the spiritu. ality and freedom of the Church of Christ, and her subjection to Him as her only Head, and to his Word as her only standard ?

5. Do you promise to observe uniformity of worship and of the administration of all public ordinances, within this Church, as the same are at present performed and allowed ?

6. Do you accept of the office of an Elder (Deacon) of this Congregation, and promise, through grace, faithfully, diligently, and cheerfully to dis. charge all the duties thereof ?

II.-PROBATIONERS.

Questions to be put to Probationers before they are Licensed to preach the Gospel.

1. Do you believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the Word of God, and the only rule of faith and manners ?

2. Do you sincerely own and believe the whole doctrine of the Confession of Faith, approven by the General Assemblies of this Church, to be the truths of God, contained in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments; and do you own the whole doctrine therein contained as the confession of your faith?

3. Do you sincerely own the purity of worship presently authorized and practised in this Church, and also own the Presbyterian government and discipline; and are you persuaded that the said doctrine, worship, and discipline, and Church government, are founded upon the Holy Scriptures, and agreeable thereto ?

4. Do you believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, as King and Head of the Church, has therein appointed a government in the hands of Church-officers, distinct from, and not subordinate in its own province to, civil government, and that the Civil Magistrate does not possess jurisdiction or authoritative control over the regulation of the affairs of Christ's Church; and do you approve of the general principles embodied in the Claim, Declaration, and Protest, adopted by the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1842, and in the Protest of Ministers and Elders, Commissioners from Presbyteries to the General Assembly, read in presence of the Royal Commissioner on 18th May 1843, as declaring the views which are sanctioned by the Word of God, and the standards of this Church, with respect to the spirituality and freedom of the Church of Christ, and her subjection to Him as her only Head, and to his Word as her only standard ?

5. Do you promise that, through the grace of God, you will firmly and constantly adhere to, and in your station, to the utmost of your power, assert, maintain, and defend the said doctrine, worship, and discipline, and the government of this Church by Kirk-Sessions, Presbyteries, Provincial Synods, and General Assemblies ?

6. Do you promise that in your practice you will conform yourself to the said worship, and submit yourself to the said discipline and government of this Church, and not endeavour, directly or indirectly, the prejudice or subversion of the same?

7. Do you promise that you shall follow no divisive course trine, worship, discipline, and government of this Church?

8. Do you renounce all doctrines, tenets, or opinions whatsoever, contrary to, or inconsistent with, the said doctrine, worship, discipline, and govern. ment of this Church? . 9. Do you promise that you shall subject yourself to the several judicatories of this Church Are you willing to subscribe to those things ?

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III.-PROBATIONERS AFTER BEING CALLED BY A CONGREGATION.

Questions to be put to Probationers before Ordination, (and also to a Minister

already ordained, at his admission to a Pastoral Charge.)

1. Do you believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the Word of God, and the only rule of faith and manners ?

2. Do you sincerely own and believe the whole doctrine contained in the Confession of Faith, approven by former General Assemblies of this Church, to be founded upon the Word of God: and do you acknowle e same as the confession of your faith; and will you firmly and constantly adhere thereto, and to the utmost of your power assert, maintain, and defend the same, and the purity of worship as presently practised in this Church?

3. Do you disown all Popish, Arian, Socinian, Arminian, Erastian, and other doctrines, tenets, and opinions whatsoever, contrary to, and inconsistent with, the foresaid' Confession of Faith ?

4. Are you persuaded that the Presbyterian government and discipline of this Church are founded upon the Word of God, and agreeable thereto; and do you promise to submit to the said government and discipline, and to con. cur with the same, and not to endeavour, directly or indirectly, the preju. dice or subversion thereof, but to the utmost of your power, in your station. to maintain, support, and defend the said discipline and Presbyterian go. vernment by Kirk-Sessions, Presbyteries, Provincial Synods, and General Assemblies

5. Do you believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, as King and Head of the Church, has therein appointed a government in the hands of Church-officers, distinct from, and not subordinate in its own province to, civil government, and that the Civil Magistrate does not possess jurisdiction or authoritative control over the regulation of the affairs of Christ's Church; and do you approve of the general principles embodied in the Claim, Declaration, and Pro. test, adopted by the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1842, and in the Protest of Ministers and Elders, Commissioners from Presby. teries to the General Assembly, read in presence of the Royal Commissioner on 18th May 1843, as declaring the views which are sanctioned by the Word of God, and the standards of this Church, with respect to the spirituality and freedom of the Church of Christ, and her subjection to Him as her only Head, and to his Word as her only standard ?

6. Do you promise to submit yourself willingly and humbly, in the spirit of meekness, unto the admonitions of the brethren of this Presbytery, and to be subject to them, and all other Presbyteries and superior judicatories of this Church, where God in his providence shall cast your lot; and that, according to your power, you shall maintain the unity and peace of this Church against error and schism, notwithstanding of whatsoever trouble or persecution may arise, and that you shall follow no divisive courses from the doctrine, worship, discipline, and government of this Church?

7. Are not zeal for the honour of God, love to Jesus Christ, and desire of saving souls, your great motives and chief induce

eat motives and chief inducements to enter into the function of the holy ministry, and not worldly designs and interests ?

8. Have you used any undue methods, either by yourself or others, in procuring this call ?

9. Do you engage, in the strength and grace of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Master, to rule well your own family, to live a holy and circumspect life, and faithfully, diligently, and cheerfully to discharge all the parts of the ministerial work, to the edification of the body of Christ ?

10. Do you accept of and close with the call to be pastor of this congrega. tion, and promise, through grace, to perform all the duties of a faithful minister of the gospel among this people ?

IV.-FORMULA.

(To be subscribed by Probationers before receiving Licence, and by all Office-bearers

at the time of their admission.)

- do hereby declare, that I do sincerely own and believe the whole doctrine contained in the Confession of Faith, approven by former General Assemblies of this Church, to be the truths of God; and I do own the same as the confession of my faith; as likewise I do own the purity of worship presently authorized and practised in the Free Church of Scotland, and also the Presbyterian government and discipline thereof; which doctrine, worship, and church government, I am persuaded, are founded on the Word of God, and agreeable thereto: I also approve of the general princi. ples respecting the jurisdiction of the Church, and her subjection to Christ as her only Head, which are contained in the Claim of Right and in the Protest referred to in the questions already put to me, and I promise that, through the grace of God, I shall firmly and constantly adhere to the same, and to the utmost of my power shall, in my station, assert, maintain, and defend the said doctrine, worship, discipline, and government of this Church, by Kirk-Sessions, Presbyteries, Provincial Synods, and General Assemblies, to. gether with the liberty and exclusive jurisdiction thereof; and that I shall, in my practice, conform myself to the said worship, and submit to the said discipline, government, and exclusive jurisdiction, and not endeavour, directly or indirectly, the prejudice or subversion of the same; and I promise that I shall follow no divisive course from the doctrine, worship, discipline, government, and exclusive jurisdiction of this Church, renouncing all doctrines, tenets, a

ons whatsoever, contrary to, or inconsistent with, the said doctrine, worship, discipline, government, or jurisdiction of the same.

THE END.

EDINBURGI : PRINTED BY JOENSTONE AND HUNTER, HIGH STREET.

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