by Blog Administrator
In 1606, Jamestown was founded
by individuals who sought the freedom to establish and build their religious faith.
In 1620, a small group of church
separatists, known as pilgrims, sought to flee religious persecution in
England. The Pilgrims had incurred the displeasure of both civil and church
authorities because of their withdrawal from the Church of England, which was
seen as full of corruption. And, for their use of the Geneva bible, which made
it possible for the individual to read and understand the Word of God without
the need for the King or Church’s interpretation. "As they read the scriptures, they saw things that
were not right within the church and in the land. Thus the movement that
eventually brought these people to our shores and founded this nation began
when people had the Word of God and began to study the Holy Scriptures. Ours is
a nation born of the Bible",
"The Church that helped Found America
James Kennedy, Ph.D.
The Pilgrims had come to the New
World for two reasons, (1) to establish a place where they could worship and
live according to the scriptures and (2) they had undertaken their journey
"for the glory of God and
the advancement of the Christian faith."
They were in the words of Harvard historian, Samuel Eliot Morison, "a simple people inspired by an
ardent faith in God, a dauntless courage in danger, a boundless resourcefulness
in the face of difficulties, an impregnable fortitude in adversity.."
, "The Church that helped Found America"–
D. James Kennedy, Ph.D.
The separatists sought to
covenant a social compact for government in the New World. The Pilgrims 1606
Church covenant became the first civil charter, for self-government in 1620,
known as the Mayflower Compact.
It begins: "In
the name of God, Amen. We whose names are underwritten, the loyal subjects of
our dread sovereign Lord, King James, by the grace of God, of Great Britain,
France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith. Having undertaken for the
glory of God and advancement of the Christian Faith, and the Honor of our King
and Country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the northern parts of
School texts purposely omit the Mayflower Compact’s opening invocation to God,
since the state education system only approves ‘revisionist’ American history
for K-12 education.
Contrary to Public education’s
revisionist artisans on America’s first inhabitants, the Pilgrims were not
‘world travelers’ and the colonies were not ‘multicultural’ or ‘diverse’
settlements fostering social and economic equality. They gave thanks to God,
rather than to the Indians, for their successful journey to the New World at
their first thanksgiving. These religious settlers all shared a common
In 1643, early settlements
created the New England Confederation of 1632 which declared their purpose:
"We all came into these
parts of America with one and the same end and aim..to advance the kingdom of
our Lord Jesus Christ and to enjoy the liberties of the Gospel in purity with
Prior to the Pilgrim landing at
Plymouth Rock in 1620, the concept of the rule of law as a reigning entity was
unknown. Power had been historically vested in a single religious or secular
entity in Europe, i.e. the Pope and the Kings of Britain and France. It was the
Pilgrims who developed the notion of the law as ruler; the state existed merely
to carry out the mandates defined by that law. And, law would be shaped based
on biblical principles rather than by a monarchy. "Historians are discovering
that the Bible, perhaps, even more than the Constitution, is our founding
document." - "How the Bible made America",
- Newsweek Dec. 27, 1982
The seeds of the social compact
of local control and self-government introduced by these religious immigrants
would take root and grow. The 1641 Puritan document, the "Massachussetts body of Liberties"
contained the notion of "equal protection under the law...due process
protection for life, liberty and property, no cruel and unusual punishment and
no taxation without representation." These same ideas would appear some
150 years later in the Declaration
The Public education system is
the reason for the ignorance that abounds in America’s schools on its religious
founding. It was educator John Dewey who promulgated the idea that all truth is
relative, and a function of the society in which you find it. Such statements
are an expression of the social engineering themes indoctrinated into children
by their public school mentors, an ideology taught by the masters of social
change like Dewey, whose relativistic truth philosophy is nothing short of
‘religion’ in the public schools.
Democratic National Committee
spokesman, Howard Dean has noted that the notion of traditional marriage is
outmoded and outdated, not unlike the puritan ideals of those who founded
America. The social change artisans are busy proffering their Marxist-Socialist worldviews on
America’s children, that private property ownership is theft from the state and
religion is antithetical to the notions of freedom and happiness.