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.

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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The Antidote to Discouragement

The Antidote to Discouragement

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.

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