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The Battle of Rullion Green

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Image by Billy McCrorie - Wikipedia Posted at This Day in Presbyterian History: The Time Was Not Ripe This mysterious phrase is found on a stone memorial on the grounds of the Battle of Rullion Green which is located eight miles south of Edinburgh, Scotland. It tells the tragic story of defeat in the first battle of the Scot Covenanters—Presbyterians all—against the English government of Charles II. This battle was part of the Killing Times era of Scottish Covenanters. In essence, the Anglican government had declared war against the Presbyterians of Scotland, asking for unconditional surrender on their part. Their pastors—some 400 of them—had been ejected from their pulpits, their manses, and their parishes. When some of them began to preach to their people in the fields and moors, that whole scene became a dangerous practice, with fines leveled against the attenders, and imprisonment and death as well. All that was needed was a spark to ignite the smoldering indignation of the Scottis

'Character and Claims of the Scottish Covenanters' by William Symington

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Read by Pastor Brian Schwertley - Posted at Sermon Audio : Pastor Schwertley reads from Symington on the covenanted reformation of Scotland. Part One Part Two

Scotland's Forgotten Reformation

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Description: 1/4. You've heard of the Scottish Reformation of 1560, but what was the Second Reformation? This video documents a powerful movement that would take the Church in Scotland to a more extensive reformation according to God’s Word. What lessons can we apply from this today? Additional Episodes: 2/4.   Scotland's Forgotten Revival This was the period of greatest revival throughout the whole nation that Scotland has ever experienced. It went deeper, further and lasted longer than any other. Let's learn the lessons we can apply today as we see what God did in great power in the past. 3/4 . Scotland's Forgotten Suffering Heavy fines, imprisonment, torture and execution. Frequently, and conveniently ignored, this was the period of Scotland's Greatest Persecution. A time when faithful Christians would inevitably suffer in continuing to follow God's Word. In a time of increasing hostility to Christian values, there are vital lessons for us today f