On Thanksgiving, take care to keep in mind that this pilgrim republic, fearfully and splendidly made, was made for higher and better issues.
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illiam Bradford, the Pilgrim chief who organized the primary Thanksgiving in 1621, was a Separatist. The Separatists, reformers who took to coronary heart the textual content of II Corinthians 6:17 — “Come out from amongst them, and be ye separate” — broke with the Church of England, and sought within the New World a state of affairs wherein they is likely to be free to worship and revel in group on their very own phrases.
The Separatists had been intensely targeted on Scripture, and their main students got here to imagine that the Bible is greatest understood in its authentic languages, eliminating the distortions and questions of interpretation which are …