Puritan Beliefs And Ideals

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Puritans generally believed that all humans were born as sinners and this was the whole idea of the original sin. Having the grace of God was the only way the Puritans felt they could be saved or receive the eternal life in heaven. They believed in the concept of ‘predestination’ which meant that only certain people could have the eternal life and they were the ones chosen at birth. According to them, the Bible was the direct word of God and it was considered as the genuine guide to everyone which included the social, political and the economic system as well. It directed an individual and demanded his full commitment towards Christ through conversion without which that person was considered to be completely lost in sin. The priority was to

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