Anne Bradstreet, And Rowlandson Essay

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The Puritans belief in God was a very solid bond. Puritans lived their whole life dedicated to God and to no other. William Bradford, John Winthrop, Anne Bradstreet, and Mary Rowlandson were strong believers of Christ and believed that he was the King of all things, and they wanted to spread his word and love. Although Bradford, Winthrop, Bradstreet, and Rowlandson all have differential opinions of God’s guidance and reason, they all agree that God’s influence and affection was unbreakable and stronger than any other. These four Puritans loved God with full commitment, but William Bradford’s opinion on God blessed his righteousness. Bradford was a devout Christian living in the 1600’s in the colony of Plymouth. He was a leader in the community and helped the other Christians in the community base their focus on God. Bradford believed that God was a strong power, yet he also thought God was capable of forgiveness, righteousness, and mercy. “Let them therefore praise the Lord, because He is good, and His mercies endure forever.”…show more content…
Winthrop, like any other Puritan, was very strong and strict in his beliefs. He believed that God had unimaginable power and was the creator of all things. “For we must consider that we shall be as a city upon a hill…so if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken, and so cause Him to withdraw His present help from us, we shall be made a story” (Winthrop 177) Winthrop, sees America as a "City on a Hill", and therefore protected by Christ but continually attacked and tempted by Satan. Winthrop thought if Americans humbly and obediently serve God and repent when they have sinned, God would provide protection and prosperity. If a follower is to become boastful, vain, or disdainful of the Law, he or she will be punished. This covenant view of American politics is still conveyed by the Christian

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