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Predestination

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Predestination, in theology, is the doctrine that all events have been willed by God, usually with ... And those whom he predestined he also called; and those whom he called .... His teachings on gr...

Puritanism in New England - Washington State University

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Jul 4, 2013 ... Most Massachusetts colonists were nonseparating Puritans who wished to ... Puritans believed that belief in Jesus and participation in the ... choosing those who will be saved and those who will receive God's irresistible grace. .... This system came to be called the Congregational or "New England Way.

Massachusetts Bay — "The City Upon a Hill" [ushistory.org]

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They were to be an example for the rest of the world in rightful living. ... Puritans believed that those chosen by God to be saved — the elect — would experience  ...

Puritanism and Predestination, Divining America, TeacherServe ...

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They believed that the civil government should strictly enforce public morality by ... You might tell them about the Puritan belief in predestination, which provides the ... Calvin held that human beings were innately sinful—utterly depraved by ... to students that, in the Calvinist scheme, God decided who would be saved or ...

Pilgrims and Puritans: Background

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Theirs was the position of the Separatist: they believed that the reforms of the Anglican ... function in the church should be chosen by common voice" ( Wheelwright, vii). ... doe by these presents solemnly and mutually in the presence of God, and one .... The Puritans were nonconformists as were the Pilgrims, both of which .....

Reading the Puritans

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The "politics" of New England were quite different than those of the Virginia colony, and they centered on the ... They believed that the Church of England was so corrupt it must be abandoned completely. ... Only God's grace could save a human soul from damnation. ... God had chosen a set number of the Elect, or Saints.

Religion in New England Puritans & Pilgrims - Shmoop

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The Pilgrims who settled Plymouth Colony were part of a faction known as Separatists; ... although the New England separatists at Plymouth were so-called because they ... Puritans believed in the concept of predestination: that God chose each ... Some of these worldly guys are saved and they just don't know it yet (they ...

The Puritan

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The Puritans however believed that the newly founded church still held too ... However, their belief structure provided for God choosing those who were ... Morally, the Puritans believed that their role in society was to be a chosen people called ...

The Puritans and Dissent: The Cases of Roger Williams and Anne ...

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Every society constructs what one scholar has called a “perimeter fence,” which sets ... Virtually all puritans believed that they had been born again through God's grace, ... to restricting religious ordinances to those who were God's elect and limiting ... baptism allowed some who were not chosen by God to enter the church.

God In America: People: The Puritans | PBS

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Oct 11, 2010 ... Like the ancient Israelites, they were liberated by God from oppression ... like the Israelites, they were chosen by God to fulfill a special role in human ... Winthrop reminded them of their duties and obligations under the covenant. ... But no one really knew if he or she was saved or damned; Puritans lived in a ...

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Background on Puritan Theology

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Therefore, the Puritans were constantly examining their lives, especially their thoughts ... sometimes; they did not believe that you could be saved by how you lived, but that ... God "saves" those he wishes, the doctrine of predestination. ... Jesus died for the chosen Elect only, those predestined for heaven, not for everyo...

What Puritans Believed to Be a Sin | Our Everyday Life

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Puritans, a subsect of Christianity, shared the normative belief that everyone was ... from the church, sailed to New England and started what is now called Puritanism. ... unpardonable sins are those committed by straying from trying to fulfill God's ... They believed that a select few were chosen by God to be saved and that ...

How did the Puritans view sin? | Reference.com

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The Puritans believed in the concept of original sin. ... The Puritans maintained that those whom God had chosen for salvation would consequently be compelled  ...