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

God is Still a Consuming Fire CovenantersThe Covenanters were a group of faithful ministers and Christians in Scotland who worked to uphold the principles of the National Covenant of 1638 and Solemn League and Covenant of 1643 in order to establish and defend...

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Top 5 Second Reformation Books of 2018

Top 5 Second Reformation Books of 2018

BLOG | Covenanters blog | REFORMED READING GROUPTop 5 Second Reformation Books of 2018Matthew VoganIt’s common at this time of year to look back at the best books of the year. Lists and reviews of books can certainly be helpful. Here are the best books published...

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The Scottish Covenanters (Book Review)

The Scottish Covenanters (Book Review)

"If you only read one book on the Covenanters this should be the one. Not only does Vos provide an insightful, readable and enjoyable account but he sets it in proper context taking us from the Reformation in 1560 through the Revolution period". This commendation on...

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Top 5 Second Reformation Books of 2017

Top 5 Second Reformation Books of 2017

BLOG | Covenanters blog | REFORMED READING GROUP | Westminster Assembly blogTop 5 Second Reformation Books of 2017Matthew Vogan2017 was the year of Reformation with the 500th anniversary. There were no shortage of books about that. It's common at this time of year to...

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Were the Covenanters Puritans?

Were the Covenanters Puritans?

Were the Covenanters Puritans?Matthew VoganMatthew Vogan is the General Manager at Reformation Scotland Trust. He has written various books including volumes about Samuel Rutherford and Alexander Shields.1 Jun, 2017BLOG | Covenanters blog | REFORMED READING GROUPThe...

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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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