Re: [Covenanted Reformation] Covenanter Quiz
- Ding ding ding! You (and BD) got it!I haven't figured out what you guys win yet.gmw.----- Original Message -----From: Ginny DohmsSent: Tuesday, May 04, 2004 12:21 AMSubject: [Covenanted Reformation] Covenanter Quiz
Boy I am bad at this. Talk about showing my ignorance in front of everyone. :-)
O.K. am I getting close now????? - The restoration of King Charles II back into the throne?
Beside these, another heinous act was framed by the same parliament, for observing every 29th of May as an anniversary thanksgiving, in commemoration of the unhappy restoration of this ruiner of religion and reformation.
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "gmw"
> Ding ding ding! You (and BD) got it!Well, unless I'm mistaken, this morning I apparently won what appears
> I haven't figured out what you guys win yet.
to be what they call a "gum boil" of some sort over one of my upper
eye teeth. Some prize. It is going down, but chances are, it's one of
those "you really need to see a dentist for that" type situations, in
case it's an infection of some sort.
"Dentist." That's french for "operator of a torture chamber" I think.
Not sure what it is, but usually the dentist will give me something
like a tissue to hold and fuss with, and before the dentist even gets
my mouth open it's often already torn to shreds in my nervous hands.
And that's happened when I was in for nothing but a cleaning. I don't
know what it is, but I've never really got over the thing between me
and dentists. Now I know, the dentist isn't really sadistic and is
actually a friend to my health. If you're envisioning the guy you
might see walking out with an assistant holding their one hand while
they are holding a smiley balloon in the other hand with tears
running down their face and people staring and laughing at them,
that's not quite me, but not necessarily always that far off. I don't
know what it is, but I recall no pleasant trip to the dentist - even
when just for a cleaning and when I got a clean bill of health. So
any trip to a dentist does not make me feel very happy. In addition,
because I accidentally mistook the deadline for health insurance
applications last year at work, I have no insurance, so if it should
end up being anything big like a root canal or some other delicious
torture, it's all out of pocket. I can't sign up again until sometime
I think in August. Lastly, if anything should happen where I lose the
tooth (we're talking dentist here, of course I'm going to envision
worse case scenarios), it ain't one of those back ones where it
wouldn't be too conspicuous if it were missing.
The last dentist I had was pretty nice and very reasonably priced,
and I had some of my more tolerable moments there, but he retired his
practice. So I guess I should probably look for somewhere to go
before work today, at least to see if they can figure out what's up.
- So you're saying you'll be celebrating Restoration Day by going to
the dentist to be subjected to torture. I think that's somehow
Here's how some Covenanters celebrated the day, but publishing a
testimony at Rutherglen, May 29th 1679:
AS the Lord hath been pleased to keep & preserve His Interest in this
Land, by the Testimonies of some faithful witnesses from the
beginning: So in our day, some have not been wanting, who through
greatest hazards have added their Testimonies to these who have gone
before them, by suffering death, banishment, torturings,
forfaultries, Imprisonments, & what not, from a perfidious & cruel
Adversary to the Church & Kingdome of our Lord Jesus Christ in the
Land. Therefore, we owning the same Interest of Christ, according to
the word of the Lord, & the National & solemn League & Covenant,
Desire to add our Testimony to the Testimonies of the worthies that
have gone before us (though we be unworthy, yet hoping as true
members of the Church of Christ in Scotland) And that against all
things done prejudicial to this Interest, from the beginning of the
work of Reformation, Especially from the year 1648 to 1660. And more
Particularly from the said year 1660. & downwards, against the Acts
following: As, Against the Act of Supremacy; The Declaration, whereby
our Covenants were condemned; The Act for eversion of the established
Government of the Church & for establishing of Abjured Prelacy; The
Act Rescissory of all Acts of Parliaments & Assemblies, for
establishing the Government of the Church according to the word; The
Act of Glasgow, putting the same in execution, whereby at one time
were violently cast out above three hundred Ministers, without any
Legal Procedure; Likewise The Act for appointing an holy Anniversary
day, to be kept every 29th of May, for giving thanks for the setting
up an usurped power, destroying the Interest of Christ in the Land:
whereby the Creature is set up to be worshipped in the room of our
great Redeemer, And a power is assumed which is proper to the Lord
only; For the appointing of ordinances in his Church, as particularly
the Government thereof & the keeping of holy days, belongeth to no
Prince, Prelate, nor person on earth, but only to our Lord Redeemer.
And further, we give our Testimony against all sinful & unlawful
Acts, emitted & executed, published & prosecuted by them, against our
Covenanted Reformation. And for Confirmation of this our Testimony,
We do here this day, being the 29 of May 1679. publickly & most
justly burn the foresaid Acts, at this Cross of Rutherglen, being the
Chief Burgh of the Nether ward of Clidsdale; As they perfidiously &
blasphemously have burnt our holy Covenants, through several Cities
of these Covenanted Kingdoms. We hope none will take exceptions at
our not subscribing this our Testimony, being so solemnly given: for
we are ready to do it if necessary, And to enlarge it with all our
faithful suffering brethren in the Land.