The Movement Of The Church Of England

2289 WordsMay 17, 201510 Pages
The people whose hearts sought for the freedom to worship God however they pleased, helped spark a revolution that led to the country we have today. When the Church of England was established, it suppressed many other religions that the people clung so tightly to. The center and whole of many people’s lives were ripped apart and re-centered on the now, dominant Church of England. After a short period of time, it seemed that there had been some sort of dryness in the church, where people tended to go through the motions and carry on with their everyday lives. It seemed that the church had fallen into a religious sleep. People could no longer worship in the way they wanted. “The cause of many people leaving their country was their liberty…show more content…
The desire to journey to the new land began when the Church of England was started and people no longer had the freedom to worship God in the way they wanted. The Church of England persecuted other religions being practiced. The people wanted a simpler form of faith and a less structured way of worship. They called themselves the “Puritans” because they wanted to purify the church. A group that was even more radical called themselves the “Separatists” because they demanded a completely new congregation. After being persecuted, this group set sail for the new world. Maybe here, they could worship God in the way they pleased. One hundred and two pilgrims boarded the Mayflower, their ticket to a whole new way of life. The ticket was a dangerous one, and the people knew it. They understood that the ticket they held, the voyage to the new world, was a risky one. They knew they were risking their lives as well as their own families. Yet they traveled on, realizing the importance of the freedom they could have to worship the Lord. To them, that was of much more importance than their very lives, showing their commitment to the Lord. Puritans came to the new world in thousands, letting the Bible guide their every step. The Bible was the governing document of the New England colonies. Although, as strong and moral as the Puritan faith was, they too began to make the mistake of the church they were fleeing from. Like the Church of England,
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