Outstanding Sermon! I appreciated many things about this sermon, but especially the following three points: 1.) Simplicity of presentation. It's an understandable introduction to covenanting for those who have no prior knowledge of the topic, and also a great review of the basics for those with more knowledge. 2.) As an American Covenanter, I was glad to hear the discussion of the relationship of the Solemn League and Covenant to the U.S. 3.)The hopeful remarks near the end of the sermon concerning God's reluctance to let go of His covenanted people. Looking at our nations today, it is easy to despair and lose hope that we will ever return to the Lord Jesus. But surely God will yet deal in mercy towards us!
A, Moreno Morrison (8/9/2015)
from Mexico City
Great Sermon! A great lecture. Concise, thorough, accessible, clear, balanced, and insightful.
Thank you! Thank you so much for sharing this message. I am an American with Scottish ancestry, and the Lord has laid Scotland on my heart to pray for her to be reformed again--that Christ might draw her again to Himself. This message was fantastic. I love your explanation of the separation of Church and State, and also your statement that God must be saying "how can I let you go." I believe He will save many souls there, and bring many sons to salvation. Soli Deo Gloria.
from Edmonton, Alberta
Covenanter Quote Completed, On Covenant Obligation Below is the end portion of the quote that was truncated in the comment above.
"Now, had it not been for this covenant, the extirpation of the Gibeonites would not have been imputed to Israel as a thing criminal; for they were comprehended in Canaanitish nations, which God had commanded them to root out."
- William L. Roberts, The Reformed Presbyterian Catechism (1853), pp. 139-140, on the Puritan Hard Drive (http://ow.ly/fPY4o).
from Edmonton, Alberta
Fine MP3 On National Covenanting & Reformation! Thanks for the excellent message!
Many more free MP3s, in accord with your message, are at:
+ A Defense of Covenanting & the Solemn League & Covenant (21 Free MP3s)
+ Covenants and Covenanting (7 Free MP3s)
The book you mentioned, The Anglosphere's Broken Covenant: Rediscovering the Validity and Importance of the Solemn League and Covenant, is available online at http://ow.ly/hYm1A (Kindle version) and at http://www.gcpublications.com/ projects.php (printed book).
Below is a related quote:
"Another instance in which posterity is recognized in covenant obligation is found in Joshua 9:15. This covenant was made between the children of Israel and the Gibeonites. Between four and five hundred years after that time, the children of Israel are visited with a very severe famine, in the days of David. 2 Sam. 21:1. And it is expressly declared by the Lord that, 'It is for Saul, and for his bloody house, because he slew the Gibeonites.' And at the same time, v. 2, that very covenant is recognized, and the breach of it is stated, as being the formal reason of the divine displeasure. Now, had it not been for this covenant, the extirpation of the Gibeonites would not have been imputed to Israel as a thi