16843[Covenanted Reformation] Re: the Covenanted Reformation
- Dec 10, 2009--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Larry Bump <lbump@...> wrote:
> And I continue to assert that as Crown Colonies the Americas were notI've got to agree with you there -- in fact, the Puritans often had to fight against the Scottish Covenanters back in Old England during the English Civil War in order to preserve their freedoms against a would-be tyrannical Presbyterian state.
> part of the Three Kingdoms and were never bound to either.
> That is their proper legal position, and the basis for the Declaration
> of Independence. Their king had not defended them against a foreign
> power (parliament)and so had effectively abdicated.
> Most of the early settlers came here to get out from under the authority
> of Parliament; remember? That's the only reason for the Pilgrims and
> Puritans (not to mention the Baptists and Papists) to come here.
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