What Made the Solemn League and Covenant Solemn? – Aberlady – SFH106
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The renewing of the Solemn League and Covenant at Aberlady, East Lothian in 1648 gives us the opportunity to consider the international covenant further. The General Assembly had published A Solemn Acknowledgement of Public Sin and Breaches of the Covenant; and a Solemn Engagement to all the Duties contained therein which was to be made use of in this. It would be publicly read by the minister after a period of public fasting when the Covenant was to be renewed. It was a document that certainly emphasised the “solemn” in Solemn League and Covenant and it was the duty of the Aberlady minister to do this too. We find out more about this event in the penultimate episode in a mini-series on the international covenant.