9411[Covenanted Reformation] Re: Covenanting and Germany
- Dec 8, 2003Dan,
Thank you for the clarification and help. When I wrote "covenanted
with God", I was struggling to find the right words.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Dan Fraas"
> It seems to me that the Westminster Standards were not "covenanted
> with God" specifically, but that they were written in fulfillment
> and subsequent to a mutual covenant by Christians to honor God inwith
> obedience and unity of doctrine. Surely all members of churches
> formal church membership are covenanted before God with each otherby
> way of their vows of church membership. All those who havepromised
> to submit to the government of their churches have in this waya
> covenanted under the doctrinal standards that have been approved by
> their synods. Most Christians are covenanters on this level, they
> just haven't grown their covenant concept to national proportions.
> For Christ's Crown and Covenant!
> --- In email@example.com, seamrog1935
> <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "gmw"
> > <raging.calvinist@v...> wrote:
> > > --- In email@example.com, Volker-
> > > wrote:
> > > > Dear Dan, dear Jerry,
> > > >
> > > > I do not think that your example is that well-chosen or at
> > almost
> > > > unpracticable, since the Reformed churches in Germany never
> > adopted as a
> > > > whole the Three Forms of Unity.
> > >
> > > Right, we are speaking hypotheticals here. The question is, if
> > > group of people specifially swore to uphold certain sub-standards
> > (thethe
> > > Three Forms was merely an example) migrated to a nation under
> > > Solemn League and Covenant (sworn to uphold the Westminstersay
> > > Standards), what then?
> > >
> > I would contribute, but I am at a loss for an answer except to
> > that it would seem that the Confession that is the greatestwith
> > attainment (as measured by Scripture) and that was covenanted
> > God would take precedence. Why would one want to slide back to aof
> > subordinate standard of lesser attainment? Were the Three Forms
> > Unity (TFU) covenanted with God just as the Scottish Covenantswere
> > or were the TFU merely affirmed as agreeable to Scripture? Iknow
> > next to nothing about mainland Reformation except for the First
> > Reformation and Dort.
> > Whit
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