Its function is to deliberate on subjects of common concern to the entire denomination, and to publish such opinions and counsels as a majority may see fit to send forth to the churches.
His acceptance of office is made optional by the act; there is nothing to prevent his discharging it if he see fit to do so.
From their armchairs, these middle class moralists see fit to lecture the shade of Connolly on revolutionary strategy and tactics.
A pity he did not see fit to nominate an appropriate secular, working class cause rather than one which promotes religious obscurantism.
Whatever may be the ultimate order of reputation among his various books, or whatever posterity may ultimately see fit to ordain as regards the popularity of any of them, it is difficult to believe that the time will ever come in which Stevenson will not be remembered as the most beloved of the writers of that age which he did so much to cheer and stimulate by his example.