Posts Tagged ‘Social Covenanting’

The National Covenant of Scotland, 1581

July 16, 2013

Pastor Brian Schwertley on the need for covenanted uniformity in American Presbyterianism in the United States

December 15, 2012




Social Covenanting, Reformation and Covenant Renewal Under Hezekiah

November 22, 2012


National Covenanting, A Critique of the American Revised Confession of Faith

November 8, 2012


National Covenanting, Jehoiada Vs the U.S. Constitution

November 1, 2012


National Covenanting, Historical Examples, Jehoiada

October 31, 2012


National Covenanting, Historical Examples, Asa

October 31, 2012


National Covenanting, Part 14: The New Covenant

October 31, 2012


Covenanting and the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland (1640)

October 30, 2012

Although some think that they can claim a historical link with the Second Reformation Church of Scotland without acknowledging the covenants of the seventeenth-century, this supposition is a-historical.  This is because in 1640 the General Assembly of the Scottish Kirk made it an ex-communicable offence not to adhere to the National Covenant (which, incidentally, proves that the early Covenanters believed in close communion/confessional membership):

The Assembly ordains, that such as have subscribed the Covenant and speaks against the same, if he be a Minister, shall be deprived: And if he continue so, being deprived, shall be excommunicate: And if he be any other man, shall be dealt with as perjured, and satisfy publikely [sic] for his perjury.

‘Act for censuring speakers against the covenant’, Session 5, 1 Aug. 1640 in A true copy of the whole printed acts of the General Assemblies of the Church of Scotland, beginning at the Assembly holden in Glasgow the 27 day of November 1638; and ending at the 27 day of November 1638; and ending at the Assembly, holden at Edinburgh the 6 day of August 1649. Diligently compared, and exactly reprinted conform to the foresaid printed Acts. By a welwisher of the Church of Scotland, who (if he find encouragement by what is now done) intends to publish the rest of the Acts not heretofore printed, a part of which he hath by him (n.p., 1682).


National Covenanting, Part 13

October 30, 2012