Providence Today – “A Model of Christian Charity”

In 1630, hundreds of Puritans sailed to America to go on to create the city of Boston. This was the first major wave of Puritans coming to the New World. Plymouth in 1620 created by the Pilgrims, who were separatists, created a toehold in the New World in what would become New England. The Pilgrims were a small subset of the Puritans. The Puritans worked for the purity of the Church of England, while remaining within it. The Pilgrims were separatists, saying that it was a hopeless task. Later persecution in England (especially under King Charles I) got so bad, that many Puritans left.
In 1630, the leader of the Puritans, Rev. John Winthrop, preached a sermon, “A Model of Christian Charity,” in which he quoted Jesus, using the phrase “a city upon a hill.” That became a metaphor for their colony and later for what America could be. Here is a Providence Today segment about the early settlement of the Puritans.

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