ARTICLE 22 – Equality of respective duties
In the local congregation equality shall be maintained among the ministers, among the elders,
and among the deacons, regarding their respective duties, and in other matters, as much as
ARTICLE 17 – Equality Among the Ministers of the Word
Among the ministers of the Word equality shall be maintained with respect to the duties of their office and in other matters as far as possible, according to the judgment of the consistory and, if necessary, of classis.
ARTICLE 25 – Equality to Be Maintained
Among the elders as well as among the deacons equality shall be maintained with respect to the duties of their office, and also, as far as possible, in other matters, of which the consistory shall judge.
Onder de Dienaren des Woords sal ghelijckheyt ghehouden worden / aengaende de Lasten hares Dienstes / mitsgaders oock in andere dinghen soo veel moghelijcken is / volgende het oordeel des Kerken-Raets / ende (dies van noode zijnde) des Classis : het welcke oock in Ouderlinghen ende Diakenen te onderhouden is.
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