On the contrary most heavy curses are laid upon such as are straightened towards the Lord and his people Judg. Thus stands the cause between God and us. Now if the Lord shall please to hear us, and bring us in peace to the place we desire, then hath He ratified this covenant and sealed our commission, and will expect a strict performance of the articles contained in it; but if we shall neglect the observation of these articles which are the ends we have propounded, and, dissembling with our God, shall fall to embrace this present world and prosecute our carnal intentions, seeking great things for ourselves and our posterity, the Lord will surely break out in wrath against us, and be revenged of such a people, and make us know the price of the breach of such a covenant. Many examples in scripture back this up. Sorry, but copying text is forbidden on this website! The like we shall find in the histories of the church, in all ages; the sweet sympathy of affections which was in the members of this body one towards another; their cheerfulness in serving and suffering together; how liberal they were without repining, harborers without grudging, and helpful without reproaching; and all from hence, because they had fervent love amongst them; which only makes the practice of mercy constant and easy. One of the most prominent was transcendentalism. Himself desires no more but that he may be near to him to rejoice in his good.
It is very observable what hee professeth of his affectionate partaking with every member; whoe is weake saith hee and I am not weake? And I would know of those whoe pleade soe much for laying up for time to come, whether they holde that to be Gospell, Math. On the contrary most heavy cursses are layed upon such as are straightened towards the Lord and his people, Judg. There is a time also when Christians though they give not all yet must give beyond their ability, as they of Macedonia 2 Cor. We shall shame the faces of many of God's worthy servants, and cause their prayers to be turned into curses upon us till we be consumed out of the good land whither we are going. Winthrop illustrates this notion by describing the love of a mother for her child. They are twofold, a conformity with the worke and end wee aime at. If by occasion she be withdrawn from the company of it, she is still looking towards the place where she left her beloved.
A common misrepresentation of the Puritan character. Likewise community of perills calls for extraordinary liberality, and soe doth community in some speciall service for the churche. The deffinition which the Scripture giues us of loue is this. In his passage with a great company of Religious people, of which Christian tribes he was the Brave Leader and famous Governor; from the Island of Great Brittaine to New-England in the North America. This religious approach is quite different than the one described by More's , marked by its religious tolerance.
This sensibleness and sympathy of each other's conditions will necessarily infuse into each parte a native desire and endeavour, to strengthen, defend, preserve and comfort the other. If she find it sad and disconsolate, she sighs and moans with it. Let him lay aside as God hath blessed him. They are twofold, a conformity with the work and end we aim at. This animosity made the colonization of America by the Puritans a welcome idea for everybody involved. The several parts of this body considered a part before they were united, were as disproportionate and as much disordering as so many contrary qualities or elements, but when Christ comes, and by his spirit and love knits all these parts to himself and each to other, it is become the most perfect and best proportioned body in the world Eph.
Love is the bond of perfection. We know that there were many that corrupted the service of the Lord; some setting upp altars before his owne; others offering both strange fire and strange sacrifices allsoe; yet there came noe fire from heaven, or other sudden judgement upon them, as did upon Nadab and Abihu, whoe yet wee may think did not sinne presumptuously. His father's kingdom was not so precious to him as his beloved David, David shall have it with all his heart. Since the puritans are breaking away from the English Church, then it would be wrong to copy the English Church. To instance in the most perfect of all bodies: Christ and his Church make one body.
These guidelines were a mix of logic and Biblical teachings that would be used to help start the new Church. Againe the like wee may see in the members of this body among themselves. In all these and like cases, Christ was a generall rule, Math. There is a time allsoe when christians though they give not all yet must give beyond their abillity, as they of Macedonia, Cor. While aboard the Arabella, John Winthrop delivered a sermon Model of Christian Charity to the members of. In this case, Puritan society must be unified - public life and all its manifestations must act as a single individual seeking God.
. Winthrop believed the only way to purify the church was to leave England now and begin a new way of life. Now when the soule, which is of a sociable nature, findes anything like to itselfe, it is like Adam when Eve was brought to him. Shee hath a greate propensity to doe it good and receiues such content in it, as fearing the miscarriage of her beloved, shee bestowes it in the inmost closett of her heart. They will apply the principles of love to the society they are forming.
So the soul conceives a great delight in it; therefore she desires nearness and familiarity with it. The outward hath beene handled in the former preface of this discourse. They followed the migration of the Pilgrims, who arrived in 1620, and an advance party of Puritans who went to Salem in 1629. Not only does John Winthrop insist on the unity between and among the individual Puritans, he also searches in a unity between God and humans. Wee shall open the mouthes of enemies to speake evill of the wayes of God, and all professors for God's sake.
If one member suffers, all suffer with it, if one be in honor, all rejoyce with it. John Winthrop goes on to say that man must work as one,. Christ, by whom all the body being knit together by every joint for the furniture thereof, according to the effectual power which is in the measure of every perfection of parts, a glorious body without spot or wrinkle; the ligaments hereof being Christ, or his love, for Christ is love 1 John 4:8. Wee have hereupon besought Him of favour and blessing. Thirdly, that every man might have need of others, and from hence they might be all knit more nearly together in the bonds of brotherly affection.