15236Re: Welcome, wayward Covenanters....
- Nov 6, 2006Dear Susan,
Thank you for such a beautiful letter/post. May the Lord guide His
people as He did in 1690 when the people were abandoned by the three
Holding fast the original 6 terms of communion,
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "susanandcrew"
> I am so glad to see you post. I was just asking about you yesterday.
> I know that this whole thing has been particularly costly for you and
> I wanted to tell you that I'm sorry and that I'm praying for you and
> your family.
> I do hope that you and Cheryl and those who have yet to speak will
> still stick around here. In many ways we have more in common now than
> ever before; we are all Covenanters with (now) the same SIX terms of
> communion; we have all been through a crisis with our leadership that
> is causing us to examine ourselves and our beliefs in light of that
> crisis; we all desire to throw off tyranny while still submitting
> ourselves to the Truth despite great struggles and a want of pastors;
> we all have to suffer some form of isolation and deal with all of the
> practical concerns and trials that brings. I think we can be a great
> encouragement to each other!
> You know, Jerry began this group in part with hopes of bringing more
> unity between the two Covenanter groups. I think the group has done
> that to some degree already, but it may be now that we begin to
> really reap the benefits of having some connection through these last
> several years. Interesting that this all comes right after Jerry asks
> if his group has died!
> How ironic that each of us comes to this place of greater commonality
> without the leaders we once had. Perhaps in our cases (sadly) that's
> exactly what we needed to find unity. Without others telling us that
> there are more than six terms of communion (implicit terms, but terms
> nonetheless) those things that at one time seemed so significant--
> headcoverings (or not), make-up (or not), skirts (or not), etc.
> suddenly feel a lot less divisive to me.
> That's a nice feeling.
> Sad, but hopeful,
> --- In email@example.com, Willena Flewelling
> wrose@ wrote:
> > Jerry, you are sweet, and I love you!
> > I have not been delivered unto Satan yet, but only because I don't
> > up unless confronted directly. As one who has not been spoken to AT
> > for the past seven months, by the two elders who lead worship in
> > Edmonton, I suspect it won't be long. They know who my friends are.
> > I will always be a covenanter, but am scrambling at the moment,
> > wondering exactly what it means to be one.
> > Willena
> > ********************************
> > To those Covenanters who sadly find themselves recently "delivered
> > unto Satan," for their not being able in good conscience to swear
> > themselves to what they believe to be tyranny...
> > YOU ARE WELCOME HERE, as far as I'm concerned.
> > I'm saddened and angered to hear of all this horrible mess, and I
> > don't want any of you to take my "silence" to be an approval of the
> > lawfulness of these actions.
> > God bless you and keep you, through these troublous times.
> > gmw.
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