The Covenanters

 

The faithful presbyterian ministers and Christians of the Second Reformation period are known as Covenanters. Their name comes from the National Covenant (1638) and the Solemn League and Covenant (1643). These covenants bound them to maintain the doctrine, worship and government of the Scottish Church and to promote it in the whole British Isles. The Covenants and presbyterian church government were overturned by Charles II in 1662. The Covenanters continued to adhere to them and refused to submit their consciences to anything contrary to Scripture. They were removed from their pulpits. Persecution followed in which they suffered things such as imprisonment, fines and execution.

God is Still a Consuming Fire

God is Still a Consuming Fire

It is true that God is love and He is good but God is also holy. He is a God of both mercy and justice. He is described as a consuming fire in the New Testament as well as the Old.

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Were the Covenanters Puritans?

Were the Covenanters Puritans?

Would it not be natural to think of the Covenanters as Scottish Puritans? The short answer is: no, this would not be accurate. There are various reasons for this.

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Can Unanswered Prayer be a Blessing?

Can Unanswered Prayer be a Blessing?

Why doesn’t God answer certain prayers? It seems so obvious to us that they should be. But we must also recognise that there may be a purpose of mercy when our desires are not fulfilled.

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What Does Revival Transform?

What Does Revival Transform?

Revival is a deepening and strengthening of God’s whole work not just in the lives of individuals. But what do we mean by God’s whole work?

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