Great Sermon! Pastor Brain Schwertley laid the solid ground work for the necessity of social covenanting and for ecclesiastical and national reformation, while affirming that all nations are bound to the Solemn League and Covenant including all Presbyterian communions. Now he has moved on to giving exegesis from Scripture how the kings in Israel applied the covenants. Once he has given examples of the kings in Israel he will show how covenanting history was applied in the Church of Scotland and the Westminster Assembly.
Great Sermon! "Both the government of the nation and the government of the visible church are established by God. Though distinct and independent of each other, they both owe supreme allegiance to Jesus Christ. The governments of church and state differ in sphere of authority in that due submission to the government of the visible church is the obligation of members thereof, while due submission to civil government is the obligation of all men. The governments of church and state also have different functions and prerogatives in the advancement of the Kingdom of God. The means of enforcement of the civil government are physical, while those of church government are not.
Neither government has the right to invade or assume the authority of the other. They should cooperate to the honor and glory of God, while maintaining their separate jurisdictions." - Reformed Presbyterian Testimony 23.9
Thank you! Thank you Rev. Silversides for this sermon, the doctrine of prayer has been on my mind lately. I was convicted by some points you made, and some other points brought me to think more deeply about how I should pray. Thank you.