Who Were the Covenanters of America?

Have you ever wondered what ever fueled the American Revolutionists to band together against all odds, faiths, and political backing?

Where did American Heroism come from?

From where did these courageous people rise and share their passion for freedom?

How did they accomplish such exploits and acts of devout loyalty?

covenant COVENANT, n. [L, to come; a coming together; a meeting or agreement of minds. ]1. A mutual consent or agreement of two or more persons, to do or to forbear

covenanter COVENANTER, n. He who makes a covenant.
courage COURAGE, n. [L. , the heart. ] Bravery; intrepidity; that quality of mind which enables men to encounter danger and difficulties with firmness, or without

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Our nation’s Library of Congress holds a treasure trove of answers to such as these, and quite frankly the long literary trail of evidence that cements the truth will probably be of great shock to the masses of this New America everyone is seeing portrayed.  In the great halls of this wonderful landmark and historical documentation, Truth cannot stay hidden no matter how hard political parties have spent countless “re-writing” of said manuscripts through their own speeches and interpretations.  Woe to any political side who chooses to side against Truth!

Every citizen of the original American populace had come from a distinct group of people. Some from the Calvanists, some from the French Huguenots, and even those from the Dutch, who established and gave us the American primitive New York.  These are the true covenanters of America.  Those that upon arrival pledged their lives, their possessions, and wealth to join together for the common good of all mankind.

How could such a thing be?  How could the joining of such seemingly opposite parties come the joining and be the foundation of the spreading of the seed bed for civil liberty?

“…The Covenanters were here before the American Republic, and they held the principles of the American Revolution long before the American Revolution was inaugurated.  Bancroft tells us that two years before the American Declaration of Independence was issued in Philadelphia, 1776, the Covenanters in Mecklenburg, N.C., in 1774 issued the Mecklenburg declaration, and it contained the very same principles which are in the Philadelphia Declaration.

“…All honor to the Covenanters of America. When the Revolutionary War was declared that old church almost to a man fell into rank, and the report of the Covenanter’s rifle was heard in the very forefront of the battle.

“But why single these men out?  To show that wherever there were true Christians there were true warriors for American liberty.  Through Christian men and women of all races the gospel worked itself into our civil life.  The Pilgrims of Massachusetts, the Covenanters of the Carolinas, the Huguenots of New Jersey, the Hollanders of New York, the Episcopalians of Virginia, all were loyal.  The story of their loyalty to country and of their sacrifice for country is one.”

“The type of men who built the nation in the past, and the principles with which they built, are the men and the principles which alone can develop and preserve the nation.”

~David Gregg, D.D., Makers of the American Republic as stated in Teaching and Learning America’s Christian History by Rosalie J. Slater, 1965.

We as a nation without a doubt need Christ, His Truth, and the men of Christ who exemplify the nature of true civil liberty that is found in no other place on earth, but in the beating breast of man or woman that follows Christ.

Now when I speak of Christian, or Christ, or Christianity I am not talking about the western version of this faith that has slid down in the pits of compromise, wickedness, and hypocrisy.  I am talking about those men and women who literally live and breathe what they believe, and constitute their own lives and families after Christ Himself.  They are the true deliverers of courage that birth herosim.  There are many stories and testimonies even today of many American soldiers giving God the Father praise for HIs merciful hand in the midst of battle.  Even from those American soldiers who once denied His very existence.

True courage is birthed in the face of opposition and fear.  But courage itself is centered on a higher power that you alone could never attain, but that of the grace that has been so freely given us by God Himself.

Please leave your comments below…I would love to hear from you! Join the fight now to not stay in ignorance of our history anymore!  Stand for Truth no matter where it leads you, and do not be afraid to admit where its origins began.  In Christ!

“For God has allowed us to know the secret of His plan, and it is this: He purposed long ago that all human history shall be consumated in Christ.” Ephesians 1:9-10

Living for Freedom

 

Shawna R. Strickland

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2 thoughts on “Who Were the Covenanters of America?

  1. I wanted to express my appreciation at being included in your list of ‘Related Articles’. It is an honor.

    I am as sure of the hand of God in the birthing of the United States of America as I am in my belief that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior of the world. I consider our founding documents as true and as sacred as the Scriptures, alive & powerful, BECAUSE He was there at their formation, working through the minds & hearts of our Founding Fathers.

    It cannot be emphasized enough, remember our foundations.

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