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Peter Macindoe (1794-1850)

James Dodson

Peter Macindoe was born in Stonehouse, Glasford, Scotland, January 2, 1794. He was a member of Dr. Archibald Mason's congregation, in the Reformed Presbyterian Church. He was educated at Glasgow University where he graduated M.A., in 1814.  Afterward, he studied theology under John Macmillan III., in the Reformed Presbyterian Divinity Hall, in Stirling, from 1814 until 1817. He was licensed by the North-Eastern Presbytery on June 29, 1818. At the Synod, held in 1819, Mr. Macindoe was given three calls: Kelso and Chirnside, Eaglesham, and Loanhead. He chose the first and was ordained and installed at Chirnside, July 12, 1819....

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Christmas.

James Dodson

1885-John Wallace Sproull (1839-1919).-A popular article that examines some of the common arguments for keeping of Christmas and explains why Christians ought to have no part in such celebrations.

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Dominion of Christ.

James Dodson

1846-Reformed Presbyterian Church of Ireland.-A short article containing a statement from the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Ireland on the duty of the magistrate with respect to Popery.

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Christ's Headship.

James Dodson

1847-John McAuley.-In this first of three articles, McAuley discusses the identity of natural moral law with the Ten Commandments and why he understands magistrates to be deputies under Christ even though he admits the office itself flows from God as Creator.

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Dominion of Christ: Part 1.

James Dodson

1848-John McAuley.-This second article of three defends McAuley's position from charges of deriving civil magistracy from grace. In it, he also discusses and defends the idea of Christian magistracy and its relation to grace. His discussion of the two forms of the law (and the two covenants) and man's relation to each is of particular note and quite helpful to remember.

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"Was the Bishop's Death Murder?"

James Dodson

1860-Anonymous.-An essay the examines the question of whether or not extraordinary judgments are justified when civil rulers fail to prevent the murder of innocents. It is a case study based upon the events surrounding the killing of archbishop James Sharp, a notorious apostate and persecutor of the Covenanters.

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The New Constitution of Pennsylvania.

James Dodson

1875-Anonymous.-Here is a critique of the latest Constitution of Pennsylvania written from a Covenanter perspective shortly after it was adopted, in 1874. It contains many remarks applicable to other civil constitutions.

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The Hymns of David.

James Dodson

1869-Anonymous.-An excellent article that shows that the Hebrew equivalent of the Greek word "hymn," appears throughout the Old Testament and that is refers to the Psalms of David.

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Life Insurance.

James Dodson

1868-John Black Williams and Anonymous.-Two short pieces joined together in the pages of The Reformed Presbyterian and Covenanter magazine which defend the older position of eschewing life insurance against the charges and claims of proponents of life insurance. The arguments may be applied to all forms of insurance.

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The Dedication of Churches.

James Dodson

1869-Anonymous.-An excellent short article on the practice of dedicating churches which speaks to some of the reasons adduced as well as explaining why Reformed Presbyterians do not use this rite.

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“A TIME TO DANCE.”

James Dodson

1868-William Patton (1798-1879).-This article discusses dancing in the Bible versus the dance that the world loves. Patton shows that the Bible does not countenance promiscuous dancing nor does it sanction worldly dancing.

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A Review of the Errors of Seceders upon the Head of Civil Magistracy.

James Dodson

1847-Anonymous.-This review, probably written by the editor of The Covenanter (James M. Willson), seeks to show Seceders, and those of their persuasion, that many of the best ministers of the Secession have not shared the extreme views of Adam Gib on the doctrine of magistracy. There are also some comments on why Seceders are wrong to claim George Gillespie.

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A Review of the Views of Seceders on the Mediatorial Headship of Christ and George Gillespie.

James Dodson

1846-Anonymous.-Probably written by the editor of The Covenanter magazine (James M. Willson), this is the third article critiquing a union movement amongst Reformed churches at that time. In this installment, the author addresses sentiments expressed in their union document called the Basis respecting the Mediatorial dominion of Christ with important comments on George Gillespie's statements on Mediatorial headship of Christ.

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