Happy Thanksgiving!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE! In the midst of feasting and fellowship, please take some time to sit down with your friends and family and watch this short documentary. Filmed on location in Plymouth and Cape Cod, Massachusetts, The Pilgrim Story is a great way to remember the reason why we celebrate this wonderful holiday.

“Thankful for Biblical Civil Systems”

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Thankful for Biblical Civil Systems 1

In 1623 the Pilgrims celebrated a time of Thanksgiving with their Indian friends, Chief Massasoit and his Wampanoag tribe.  The Pilgrims were grateful to God for their Indian friends.  The peace treaty into which they had entered helped both peoples to go on with their daily lives in an ordered manner.  This is, of course, the purpose of civil law; to protect the God-given rights of life, liberty, and property.  When this is done, the resulting order allows society’s institutions to function without the interruption of chaos.  The Pilgrims’ Pastor, John Robinson, had taught them that this order flowed from Biblically based civil government, and thus, the first thing they did when they arrived was to write the Mayflower Compact; which instituted this type of government.  I believe their new civil government was one of the things they were most thankful for on those first Thanksgiving Days.

And the Pilgrims’ new civil government was working.  Their original economic system failed because it was Continue reading

“The Pilgrims and The Sovereignty of God”

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Though common men, the Pilgrims who came to America in 1620 were some of the wisest people who ever lived.  They came together about 1605 in a covenant which meant they each believed that the Bible was completely true; and that it could be trusted to meet one’s need in this world, just as it could be trusted concerning eternal things.  They believed the God of the Bible to be sovereign, or “supreme in power”, as Noah Webster would define the word in his first American dictionary.

The Pilgrims and The Sovereignty of God 1They believed when church leaders disagreed with the Bible, those church leaders were always wrong, never the Bible.  They believed when the King disagreed with the Bible, the King was always wrong, not the Bible.  They believed when church writings disagreed with the Bible, those writings were always wrong, not the Bible.  They lived this out in their daily lives and proved that the teachings of the Bible were far superior to any ideas of men about how to build a nation.  To put it simply, they believed Continue reading