Joseph Caryl on counting the cost of the Solemn League and Covenant

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Cancelled Commissioner
... This Covenant engages us, not only to do, but to suffer; not only to endeavour, but to endure. Such is the tenor of the sixth Article, where every man promises for himself; That he will not suffer himself to be withdrawn from this blessed union, by any terrors. If not by any terror, then not by losses, imprisonments, torments, no nor by death, that King of Terror.

You see then that the price of this Covenant, may be the price of blood, of liberty and of life. Sit down and consider, are you willing to be at this cost to build the Tower? Through the goodness of God in ordering these great affaires, you may never come actually to pay down so much: haply, not half so much; but except you resolve (if called and put to it by the real exigencies of this cause) to pay down the utmost Farthing, your Spirits are too narrow, and your hearts too low for the honour and tenor of this Covenant. ...

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