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What are the basic Puritan beliefs?

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Jilly Bruns

on 30 August 2013

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Transcript of What are the basic Puritan beliefs?

Puritanism and Government
Question 1
What are the basic Puritan beliefs?
Question 2
What is predestination?
Question 3
How would Puritans view those of other faiths?
Question 4
Why did the Puritans come to the New World?
Question 5
List five forces undermining Puritanism in the 1600s.
Question 6
What is a theocracy, and how would it affect the view of Salem residents toward witchcraft?
Total Depravity
Every person is born sinful.
Unconditional Election
God "saves" only those that he chooses; predestination.
Limited Atonement
Jesus died for the "chosen" only.
Irresistible Grace
God's grace is freely given, not earned.
Perseverance of the "saints"
Those, and only those, elected by God have the full power to interpret the will of Him.
Predestination is the idea that God has already chosen those who will be saved and those who won't and there is nothing anyone can do to change that.
If you didn't believe the same, you would most likely be ostracized or killed.
They came to seek religious freedom from the Church of England.
A person's natural desire to do good works against predestination.
Society disliked the idea of a closed life.
There was resentment of the power of the few of many.
People became more rational and less dependent on the Bible.
The concept of self-reliance, individualism, and optimism became popular.
What is theocracy?
The civil leader is believed to have a direct connection to God.
Affect on views:
They were quick to act against the people accused of witchcraft because they believed they were following the "will of God".
Group Members:
Jilly Bruns
McKenzie Plummer
Patrick Howell
Kristin Harris
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