|Death: ||Mar. 30, 1661|
Samuel Rutherford was born in the village of Nisbet, Roxburghshire, in the Scottish Borders area of Scotland. Rutherford was educated at Jedburgh Grammar School and Edinburgh University, where he became Regent of Humanity (Professor of Latin)in 1623. In 1627 he was settled as minister of Anwoth in Kirkcudbrightshire,Galloway, from where he was banished to Aberdeen for nonconformity. His patron in Galloway was John Gordon, 1st Viscount of Kenmure.
He married the widow of Hugh Montgomery and they resided at Dunskey Castle, Wigtownshire. On the re-establishment of Presbyterianism in 1638 he was made Professor of Divinity at St. Andrews.
He was one of the Scottish Commissioners to the Westminster Assembly of Divines in London, and after his return to Scotland he became Rector of St. Mary's College at St. Andrews in 1651. Rutherford was a staunch Protester during the controversy in the Scottish Presbyterian church between the Resolutioners and Protesters in the 1650s, and at the Restoration of Charles II his Lex Rex was burnt by the hand of the common hangman, and the "Drunken Parliament" deprived him of all his offices and voted that he not be permitted to die in the college.
A very godly man not marked by vindictiveness, but by the Spirit of Christ.
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Keep yourselves in the love of God, awaiting the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. Jude.|
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