Monday, November 19, 2007

Pilgrims, Thanksgiving, and God

Grant Swank November 19, 2007

The Pilgrims had a spiritual impetus to what they did, where they went, and what they thought. It was not a political agenda that governed their futures. It was belief in God and His guidance that would propel them and their future generations into what God had planned for the new country.

With the Pilgrims, there was a conviction that they were to separate themselves unto the holiness of God. They took seriously the admonition of the apostle Paul in II Corinthians: "Come out from among them and be ye separate, saith the Lord."

William Bradford set forth the mindset of the Pilgrims when he said they had "great hope, for the propagating and advancing the gospell of the kingdom of Christ in those remote parts of the world."

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