Wise Words on Majority Rule, by F. P. Ramsey

“[I]t is not the [Presbyterian] theory that majorities are wise and should rule, but that the Church comes to see together the mind of Christ by counselling together in love. While, from practical necessity, the majority prevails when there is a difference of judgment, this difference of judgment, after deliberation, is simply a failure of men to work out this rule of Christ. And the members of a majority ought to grieve more over the difference of judgment than rejoice over carrying the decision their way.” (from F.P. Ramsay, Exposition of the Book of Church Order (1898, pp. 89-92), on V-4-1)

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