Ebenezer Erskine on Britain’s covenant-breaking

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Cancelled Commissioner
... How much more will not God avenge the breach of that oath, that was made to himself as the immediate party by king, nobles, gentry, commons, and all ranks in the land, especially when interposed for no other end but to maintain the doctrine, worship, discipline, and government of his house, according to his word? How little regard has been or is had to these solemn covenants? How little personal, family, church, or state reformation doth appear among us, when all manner of blasphemy, error, profanity, and wickedness of all sorts, is abounding without any check? yea, when ecclesiastic judicatories, themselves have been, and still are, acting the very reverse of these covenants, in violating the rights and liberties of the Lord’s people?

O Sirs! wrath from the Lord is hovering over our heads for the profanation of that great and dreadful name of the Lord, in the matter of solemn oaths and covenants, both of a more public and of a more private kind. The children of Israel were separated from the rest of the nations, and God declares them to be “a royal priesthood, a peculiar people, an holy nation,” and discharged them from making any league, or entering into any affinity with these abominations; and yet they went a whoring after the idols and abominations of the nations round about them, worshipped their gods, and learned their sinful customs, which made the Lord to abhor them, and to write their sin upon their punishment, by scattering them among the nations. And is not this the case with us? ...

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