Article 25 — Subscription to the Confession by elders and deacons
Elders and deacons shall also subscribe to these Three Forms of Unity by signing the Form adopted for that purpose. Anyone being in office who refuses to do so shall, because of that very fact, be immediately suspended from office by the consistory. If he obstinately persists in his refusal he shall be deposed from office.
All that has been said concerning the previous article can be applied to the elders and deacons. They, too, at the beginning of their term of office,
must subscribe to the Three Forms of Unity.