George Gillespie: Josiah’s covenanting is also our duty

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Reformed Covenanter

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3. When king Josiah made a solemn covenant (the effect whereof was a thorough reformation, the taking away of the ancient and long-continued high places, the destroying of Baal’s vessels, altars, priests, &c. 2 Kings xxiii., throughout), he did not leave his covenant arbitrary; but “he caused all that were present in Jerusalem and Benjamin to stand to it,” 2 Chron. xxxiv. 32. In all which he is set forth as a precedent to Christian reformers, that they may know their duty in like cases. ...

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Drhabost

Puritan Board Freshman
I think this is one of the biggest doctrinal differences between the Reformers and Puritans and much of the Reformed church today. Many can barely bring themselves to say that a nation should be outwardly Christian never mind that false religions should be illegal.
 
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