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Overview | Short History

At the height of the Protestant reformation,
the nations of England, Scotland and Ireland formally pledged themselves, their churches, all their dominions, and their posterity, to God and to each other in a Solemn League and Covenant. It was no small thing that this covenant was ratified by King and parliament, but the promise to be "of one reformed religion" was also sworn by all ranks of the people, (as in Ex. 19:8, 2 Ki 23:3, etc.) and confirmed by an oath to the living God. Nations may wickedly forget their covenants, (Ps. 9:17) but our Lord will not forget the covenant with Him. (Deut. 4, 29) Those nations, as well as the colonies governed by them (including Canada and the USA), remain bound and accountable to the Lord under the terms of this lawful and wise covenant.

Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a man's covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto. Gal. 3:15

The Reformed Presbytery in North America (General Meeting) testifies to all descendants of England, Ireland, and Scotland whether in Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand etc., that Christ and our Solemn Covenant with God call us to "one reformed religion" in our lands. The fundamentals of that reformed religion were compiled at the request of parliament, by the five year assembly at Westminster, composed of the most godly and learned pastors and elders in 17th century Britain. The fruit of their efforts was the Westminster Confession of Faith (1647), Larger and Shorter Catechisms, Solemn League & Covenant (and affirming the preceding National Covenant of Scotland), as well numerous other faithful documents. We invite you to look carefully at the Terms of Communion listed on this web site, which were put in this form by the faithful presbyterians who remained true to these covenants and doctrines. No sincere Christian can be content with 'agreeing to disagree' with his brother, when the Spirit of God beseeches us to "all speak the same thing". That great cloud of witnesses pledged, by God's grace, not to be divided from this blessed union by any terror or persuasion, or to give themselves over to a "detestable indifference or neutrality in this cause which so much concerneth the glory of God". Through their superb sermons, writings, and shed blood, they cry out to this generation of a thousand denominations, that we have slidden back from the purity of doctrine, life, worship, church government, and civil government to which they attained.

The Reformed Presbytery in North America (General Meeting) endeavors, by the grace of our Lord, the Prince of the Kings of the earth, to once again set before you the same example of "real reformation; that the Lord may turn away his wrath and heavy indignation, and establish these churches and kingdoms in truth and peace (Solemn League and Covenant)."

Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. 1 Cor. 1:10

Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing. Phil. 3:16

   

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