- Jun 27, 2002--- In covenantedreformationclub@y..., "raging_calvinist"
>If this is the wreck you're talking about, I was unawareThe ship in question was the Crown, which sunk off Orkney, carrying
> that they may have been convinced to compromise. If you eventually
> track down that info, let us know.
prisoners from the battle of Bothwell Bridge.
As to the question of compromise:
Act, Declaration, and Testimony for the Whole of our Covenanted
Reformation (as I found it quoted in another document, I presume the
wording is correct to the original but didn't check the original):
"It was the land's sin that they continued still to own the
of Charles II., when opposite to, and destructive of religion and
liberty: and of those who appeared in arms at Pentland and Bothwell
Bridge, that they put in his interest (with application of the words
of the Covenant to him, though stated in opposition to it) into the
state of the quarrel, in their declaration of war, for which, (so far
as the godly could discern,) the Lord put them to shame and went not
forth with their armies."
Secondly, a division was laid out at Bothwell bridge over those who
had taken the indulgences and not repented of it. Many of those
killed or captured were of the indulged or who agreed the indulgence
was ok. This division was never healed among them, thoug the
societies (who were against the indulgences) charitably reckoned the
indulged as still "fellow" persecuted Christians (as evidenced from
the willingness to include the list of all those on the Crown as
martyrs for Christ, though some indeed were compromised by the
indulgence), though unwilling to agree with some of the compromise
they made in accepting the indulgences, which were seen by the
societies as compromising the very principles for which these "fellow
sufferers" were continuing to be killed and seen by the societies as
something that needed to continue to be boldly and strongly testified
against as a defection.
I believe that is the info you were looking for.
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