Love mercy and to walk humbly with our god we must be

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love mercy, and to walk humbly with our God. We must be knit together in this work as one man; we must take care of each other with brotherly affection. We shall be united in the bond of peace, the Lord will be our God and delight to dwell among us, so that we shall see much more of his wisdom, power, goodness and truth. We shall be as a City upon a Hill, the eyes of all people are upon us; so that if we shall [behave badly] and cause God to withdraw his help from us, we shall [invite] the mouths of enemies to speak evil of the ways of God, and cause their prayers to be turned into curses upon us. Therefore let us choose life, that we, and our [children], may live; by obeying his voice, for he is our life, and our prosperity . Vocabulary: Posterity: future generations Prosperity : wealth Source: John Winthrop (1588–1649), lawyer and leader of the 1630 migration of English Puritans to Massachusetts Bay Colony, delivered this famous sermon aboard the Arbella to settlers traveling to New England.
Puritans Document B: ‘The Divine Right to Occupy the Land’ (Modified) The Bible says: “I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and I will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more.” The settling of a people in this or that country is the Lord’s decision. Now, God makes room for a people in three ways: First, He drives out the heathens before them by waging war on the inhabitants . Second, He gives a foreign people favor in the eyes of any native people to come and sit down with them. Third, He makes a country empty of inhabitants where the people will live. Where there is an empty place, the sons of

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