commentary: Liberals Hate American Exceptionalism (Part 1)
Continued Growth of the Exceptionalism
John W. Ritenbaugh
Given 01-Sep-12; Sermon #1118c; 12 minutes
John Ritenbaugh, reiterating that most political liberals hate American exceptionalism, reminds us that the early immigrants to this country, the Pilgrims or the Separatists (wanting to break away from the Anglican Church) coming in 1620, and the later great migration of Puritans coming (desiring to purify the church from within) in 1630 attempted to apply the teachings of the Bible to their daily lives, commerce, and morality, fervently endeavoring to obey God to the best of their ability. The Sovereign God has always moved massive numbers of people on the planet earth, from the relocation of Jacob's offspring to Canaan, to the scattering of the ten tribes into northwestern Europe. The Protestant Reformation and the Great Awakening sent another group of Israel's descendants westward into America, with a powerful vision in their minds that they were led by God to establish a shining city on the hill in a new promised land. Acting on the best light and inspiration they had, the Puritans attempted to set up a theocracy based on biblical teachings and principles.
Baptist Canaan Congregational Corrupt human nature Freedom of opportunity Great Awakening Lutherans Pilgrims Puritans Promised land Scattering Vision
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