9396[Covenanted Reformation] Re: Covenanting.
- Dec 5, 2003--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Dan Fraas"
> --- In email@example.com, "gmw"Well, not if the matter of the Covenant is essentially the same,
> <raging.calvinist@v...> wrote:
> > Did you know that the Protestants in German DID swear a Covenant
> > (Smalcald)?
> Yes, I knew that, but I hadn't thought of it. I'm not sure it was
> all the Protestants who covenanted. If the group in this scenario
> were German covenanters from covenanted nations, it seems that would
> only complicate the issue.
swearing to uphold, defend, and prosecute the True Religion against
Papacy and other enemies, and swearing to band together with and
defend those who do the same.
> > In your scenerio, are the Germans seeking citizenship in theI suppose the citizens of the covenanted nation would be bound by the
> > covenanted land? Or, are they simply seeking refuge (like the
> > Exhiles in Geneva?).
> Let's say they are seeking permanent refuge. They are content to
> live and work in the land and to bear children there. They may never
> become citizens, but their children will be born citizens.
covenant privileges and obligations of that nation. The question in
my mind is whether or not those who were covenanted in essence to the
Protestant Religion, though perhaps in a different form (i.e.
different sub-standards) would be bound to the old standards or the
new ones. That I'll have to ponder a bit more.
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