William White on social covenanting and the Reformed Church of Scotland

Reformed Covenanter

Puritanboard Commissioner
Social covenanting has been one distinguished means of maintaining the Divine cause in the world. The national profession of Israel was ratified by the national oath at Horeb. This covenant was renewed forty years after on the plains of Moab; and the notable seasons of revival in the days of Joshua, Asa, Nehemiah, and others, were accompanied by national vows to the Most High.

The Jewish Scriptures abound with notices of these covenants; every prophet cries out against the land because of the breach of them; and the inference naturally suggested by this to every man, whose understanding is not snared by the entanglements of party opinion, would be that these things are written in Scripture, and diffused throughout the world, to teach the nations to avouch the Lord to be their God.

Such was the inference drawn by the most famous among the reformed churches. Never – not even in the days of Asa, when all Judah rejoiced because of the oath – not even then was covenanting more eminently countenanced by the Divine blessing than it has been among the churches of the Reformation. ...

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