In the 18th century, many people started becoming lazy in following the Gospel. Many were being hypocrites by calling themselves *Christians but weren’t living like Christians. Some theologians and pastors took this seriously.
The thirteen colonies were created by England. Big plots of land with borders given to settlers to make a new living for themselves. Many were Catholic people being religiously persecuted now that England was under Protestant rule. One big part of it was that England wanted more land and power and what better way to do it than colonize the whole West coast of the New World?
“With great power comes great responsibility” -Spiderman
In the 17th century, when James 1 was King of England he was able to enjoy the privileges of the Divine Right of Kings which was a rule where they thought God gave the King his power and not the people. James believed that with the Divine Right of Kings he could do what ever he wanted, whenever he wanted and that kind of thinking made the relationship of his son, James 1, with the English Parliament very unsteady.
One orange joke before we begin!
Why do oranges wear sun-tan lotion?
Because they PEEL! (hahaha!)
Now, back in the day when not many orange jokes were told, during the 16th century there was a Lutheran, German nobleman named William of Orange.
This man is Galileo Galilei and he was a 17th Century Italian scientist who studied mathematics and physics. But, he is probably best known for his discoveries in astronomy. Did you know that he discovered the rings around the planet Saturn, and four of the dozens of satellites ( word for: smaller planet or object that revolves around a larger planet) that orbit around Jupiter? He also created his very own telescope!
No, not that kind of Mayflower!😜 The Mayflower was the vessel that carried the pilgrims all the way from the West coast of England to modern-day Cape Cod at Plymouth Rock in Massachusetts during the year 1620. I don’t think it gets as much credit as it deserves so I want to focus on the Mayflower for this post.