The Puritans In Early 17th Century England

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The Puritans The Puritans were suffering in England because of economic setbacks, and religious prosecution. Tired and disappointed with the direction England society was heading, Winthrop and his followers migrated across the Atlantic Ocean. The Puritans were highly religious individuals, who were sincere and honest about their faith. Their Lifestyle was strictly based on the Bible, and their devotion to God was immense. The Puritans goal was to reform the Church of England, and they thought they could accomplish that by taking the Church to a foreign land. The corrupted English Church, the vision to create a society to serve the lord, and economic opportunities inspired the great migration of the Puritans in the early 17th century.…show more content…
The Puritans wanted to remove all practice and rituals of Catholicism from Europe. John Winthrop and fellow Puritans were frustrated with religious activities in England, “All other Churches of Europe are brought to desolation and or sinnes”. He believed that the Church was corrupted and that the lord “Frowned upon us, doe threatens us fearfully”. Winthrop believed that England was invaded by evil and ran by a corrupted Government, and that the roots for religious learning were being disturbed. They feared to live in such sinful society, because they believed that God predestined people to salvation and others were damned for the rest of time. Those believes explain why the Puritans tried to live according to the bible, and why they feared the Lord to some extent. To get away from the perverted European society, the Puritans migrated to the Northeast to create society completely devoted to serve the lord. They were driven by the fear that God was discontent, and that he would bring hell upon

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