The New England colonists never forgot they were a...

The New England colonists never forgot they were a chosen people. It was a community that believed in its own divine mission. It traced the existence of its settlement to the very hands of God, the God who led Israel out of Egypt. The settlers on the Bay of Massachusetts were certain that their providential exodus was one of the capital events in human history, that it had been predesigned from eternity to plant here, in a virgin world, the only true form of church government, and to cherish a church that should be a model to the old world in turn, and a kind of foreshadowing of the new heaven and the new earth. Some dreamed that the second coming of the Christ would take place among the rocky woodlands of New England.

"The Beginners of a Nation." by EDWARD EGGLESTON.

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The Call
May 19, 1906

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