Great Sermon! Excellent introduction to the topic of covenanting, as well as to the Solemn League and Covenant. This sermon clearly sets forth the historical background of the SLC and also its biblical basis. May the Lord give those of us who hold to the Covenant grace to remain faithful until the Lord grants our people repentance for their covenant breaking!
from Greenville, SC
Great Lecture! the reference for the quotation comes originally from:(before quoted)
(The Acts Of The
Generall Assemblies Of The Church Of Scotland [1638-1649 inclusive], 4 June
1644, Session 7, "The Letter from the Synod of Divines in the Kirk of England, tothe General Assembly", SWRB reprint, 1997, pp. 231, 232. The original spelling and punctuation have been retained, emphases added).
from Greenville, SC
Great Lecture! Thougn not particularly highlighted in this lecture. It is also important to note the United States and Canada are also bound by this covenant.
(From the Covenanted Reformation Defended by Greg Barrow)
a. Note who the "all posterity" (as mentioned in the Solemn League and Covenant)includes in a letter written by the Westminster Assembly and sent to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland (1644):
"Those Winds which for a while do trouble the Aire, do withall purge and refine it: And our trust is that through the most wise Providence and blessing of God, the Truth by our so long continued agitations, will be better cleared among us, and so our service will prove more acceptable to all the Churches of Christ, but more
especially to you, while we have an intentive eye to our peculiar Protestation, and to that public Sacred Covenant [i.e. the Solemn League and Covenant - GLP]
entered into by both the Kingdomes [Ireland is not formally omitted here, but is omitted only because this English Assembly is addressing the Scottish General Assembly - GLP], for Uniformity in all his Majesties Dominions"