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.
We are meant to be busy and active with grace to the glory of God and the eternal good of ourselves and others. Here is some biblical advice about how to do that.
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?
These were and are powerful books–that’s why they were executed. If their principles are lost, we are in danger of losing true civil and religious liberty
People were driven to desperation under ruthless oppression. What could they do? They rose up in self-defence, but was it right to do so?
Discouragement is a temptation that robs us of our blessings and spiritual strength. How can we rise above our fears and concerns? God Himself is the antidote to all discouragement.
True waiting is not passive paralysis; it exercises our faith and patience in persevering prayer.
True spiritual rest can only be found in the Lord Jesus Christ. But how can we enjoy this as much as possible?
The soul that has tasted that the Lord is gracious has a constant desire for the presence of God.
Practical help for those looking to obtain these valuable but hard to get hold of expositions of Scripture.
We should be sensitive to God’s righteous dealings with our nation. This may sound like a bleak message, but there is hope if we give serious heed.
Luther died about 100 years before the Second Reformation. How could he possibly have a role in it?
Revival is the weak flame of the Church being reignited by the power of the Holy Spirit. Reformation is Christ’s refining fire to purify and transform His Church. The Second Reformation in Scotland was both a revival and reformation.
A young mother, Margaret Eliot speaks from the borders of eternity. She died happy because she died in faith and hope.
A nation transformed. Multitudes Converted. When was Scotland’s Greatest Revival?
Scotland flourished under God’s blessing as a consequence of applying these 9 key biblical principles.
Brief, plain and practical Bible exposition. Getting to the heart of what the Bible means but also to the heart of the reader in a richly devotional way.
We need the biblical accuracy of the Second Reformation more than ever.
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