The Motivation of the Pilgrims
- Religous Freedom
- Freedom from the cultures in England and Holland
“…ends were good and honourable; their calling lawful & urgent; and that they might expecte the blessing of God in their proceding” (Bradford)
“…to improve our lives to do more service to the Lord: the comfort and increase of the body of Christ whereof we are members, that ourselves and posterity may be the better preserved from the common corruptions of this evil world to serve the Lord” (Winthrop)
The Pilgrims Faith Influenced Almost Every Aspect of Their Lives
- They thanked the Lord when they arrived in America
- They “…fell upon their knees and blessed the God of heaven, who had brought them over the vast and furious ocean” - Bradford
- Priscilla and John married in "accordance with scripture"
- They went to Church in the Fort every Sunday
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