Samuel Rutherford on England’s covenant-breaking and the Reformed churches abroad

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Reformed Covenanter

Cancelled Commissioner
… Shall not the Reformed Churches abroad who have hitherto prayed for the sad calamities of the Church of England, when they hear (as they must hear in languages known to them) that the Parliaments of both Kingdoms have made their humble address to the King’s Majesty, and the Ambassadors of Christ, and the godly have lain at the footstool of the throne of Grace, soliciting the Lord, in whose hands is the heart of the King, that he would graciously incline his spirit to take the National Covenant, for the extirpation of Popery, Prelacy, superstition, heresy, schism, profaneness, and whatsoever shall be found contrary to sound doctrine.

Wonder and be astonished, when it is reported that the Parliament of England joined in the same Covenant with us! have not only, not pressed the same on the Subjects, which they desire of their Prince, but suffer satires, railings, reproaches to be cast upon the Covenant of God in Press, and Pulpit, highly promote those that are greatest enemies thereof, and countenance an Army, who labour with all their power to render the heart of the Prince averse to the Covenant, and the sincere promoters thereof, and do require the open toleration (not the extirpation) of all heresies, blasphemies, yea of the Kingdom and throne of Antichrist, against which we Covenanted, and to take off all Laws for pressing the Covenant, ...

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Was just reading Rutherford tonight. I love the quotes brother. Thanks for sharing your reading so often.
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