Re: Reformed Presbyterian/ Covenanter
- Tom, praise the Lord for your comments...
--- In email@example.com, "Tom" <bndr1643@...>
> Hi David,
> Welcome. How did you happen to come across the journal of Col.
> Blackadder? Be there's an interesting story there!
> The state of the covenanter movement is about the same as the state of
> the Presbyterian church in general where you have lots of people
> calling themselves Presbyterians, from the Ultra liberal northern wing
> of the Presbyterian Church in the USA, to the ultra conservative
> (insert favorite presbyterian acronymn here. Careful, there are dozens
> to chose from!).
> Presbyterians, including all flavors of Covenanters have over the past
> 350 years gradually lost the things that made them so heroic & noble
> during the English Civil War, & the Killing Times. Compromises on
> issues in a generation led to forgetfulness in the following.
> Thankfully, right before WWII the Lord was gracious to stir things up &
> bring the ideas of the Reformation back to remembrance. In England, for
> example, Martin Lloyd-Jones was instrumental. He helped form Banner of
> Truth publishing, for example.
> Like a stone thrown in a pond ripples further as time goes by, the
> rediscovering of Reformed, Presbyterian & Covenanting principles taught
> in the Bible are making their way through the church & are having an
> impact, not only in the reformed churches, but in the church in
> general. There's even a Covenanter movement in New Zealand now (cf:
> There ARE a lot of RP/Covenanter websites & not everyone agrees on
> everything. Big ideas take a long time to think through & apply
> properly. What the Lord has revealed in his word about Jesus Christ as
> the only head of the church, and as the Governor of the nations ->here
> & NOW<- has met & will meet with an incredible amount of strong
> opposition. Not only from the world & the god of this world, but even
> from the sinful nature in God's people. But its the Lord's work, and
> when its time, nobody is going to hold him back from doing what he's
> decided to do in the world.
> Hope that helps a little.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "sonofmorgan"
> <sonofmorgan@> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > My name is David. I live in California. I come here to learn on the
> > Covenanter and what made them the people they were. I have a pdf book
> > that was from the journal of Lt. Col. John Blackadder. the Son of
> > Blackadder that died on bass rock for being a leader/preacher of the
> > Covenanter movement.
> > My question is about what is the state of the Reformed Presbyterian/
> > Covenanter movement right now? It seems that there is alot of
> > groups right now. also alot of diffrent websites.
> > David