Thanksgiving: Pilgrim Republic Made for Better and Higher Things

On Thanksgiving, make sure to keep in mind that this pilgrim republic, fearfully and splendidly made, was produced much better and greater things.


illiam Bradford, the Pilgrim leader who arranged the very first Thanksgiving in 1621, was a Separatist. The Separatists, reformers who heeded the text of II Corinthians 6:17 — “Come out from among them, and be ye separate” — broke with the Church of England, and looked for in the New World a circumstance in which they may be totally free to praise and take pleasure in neighborhood by themselves terms.

The Separatists were extremely concentrated on Bible, and their leading scholars pertained to think that the Bible is best comprehended in its initial languages, removing the distortions and concerns of analysis that are

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.