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Thursday, July 24, 2008

The Flowers Of The Forest Are A' Wede Away

As you probably have discovered by now, I have a tremendous love for Scotland, the land of my ancestors. Ever since the American War for Independence, Scotland has become more and more liberal. The government is gaining more and more control, and the people do not protest, they merely encourage tyranny! There is still a strong anti-English sentiment in Scotland, but even Scottish leaders are becoming liberal. They have outlawed handguns, since the Dunblane massacre, though some rifles and shotguns are still allowed for hunting. And (most of) the people approved!

I am especially saddened when laws are passed that seek to erase a portion of Scottish heritage, like this one from the "tree-huggers", to outlaw sealskin, harvested from seals, for sporrans, an integral part of Scottish traditional dress. Earlier this year, I posted on the sword ban.

It is easy to see that this is a far cry from the fire-breathing Presbyterians of old. In fact, a friend recently told me that, on his visit to John Knox's church of St. Giles, only 5-10 people attended the service.

So, where have they all gone? How did a nation, which did so much to further the kingdom of God, fall into tyranny? I would guess that the true Scots, the Presbyterians, were so persecuted that they left. They journeyed to a new land called America. They founded this country under God, governed by the law they had died for in Scotland. And once they left Scotland, the liberals had no one to stop them.

In many ways, the same thing is happening here in America. We have the greatest heritage of any nation on the face of the earth, and we trod it under like trash. We have experienced the blessing of God, but we have broken covenant.

May our leaders acknowledge this and cry for mercy!

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Blogger Sarah Boyd said...

Great post! Stories such as these should spur us onward in our faith all the more and cause us to cling to and preserve(in the words of the covenanter s) the crown rights of King Jesus for which our fore fathers died.

Thanks Stephen:)


July 24, 2008 at 3:09 PM  
Blogger Gravelbelly said...

Amen, Sarah.

I normally end my emails . . .

For Crown & Covenant,

July 26, 2008 at 3:41 PM  
Blogger Son3 said...

Have you ever noticed that every time there's a shooting spree, they try to take guns away from everybody that didn't do it?

I pray for the day when I shall see my country be made a Republic once again.

God forgive the United States.

July 27, 2008 at 2:18 PM  

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