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History Study: Fruits of Independence

Contrary to the thoughts and dreams of our modern radicals (in church and state as well as the university) this continent was founded by men who were driven by a desire to see the Lord Jesus Christ honored and His kingdom come. Columbus, Cortez, Balboa, and any number of the early explorers to cross the perilous ocean to this land in the late 15th and early 16th centuries had this in common.

These men were followed by Englishmen of similar vision. The settlers of Jamestown came (in 1607) for the purpose of establishing a society where men might live freely to the glory of God. The pilgrims of Plymouth came for the same reason thirteen years later. These two groups of early settlers, set the tone for all that would follow in this nation. This would be a place dominated by nothing so much as the gospel and faith in Christ.