Puritans term for their belief that mass bay colony had an arrangement from God?
How was the mormon's decision to establish a settlement in Utah similar to the puritans decision to found the mass bay colony?
The answer below is wrong. They didn't know about Boston or the harbor it hadn't been settled yet. They were going to Virginia when the ship was blown off course and the landed on the Massachusetts coast at an abandoned Native American village. Also there were not thousands. But 60 people from the same village. None faced poor economic conditions and they were mainly farmers that were fairly well off.
The came in 1620 on the Mayflower and made Plymouth colony in Mass. There were 60 people from one small English town. The Purtains were very strict in their religious practice and didn't allow other religions in their colony. This is the reason they left seeking a place where they could worship without interference.
Catholic Answer It was in the 17th century that the Puritans, out of fear forbid Catholic Priests, from the website "Mass moments" (link below):...in 1647, Massachusetts Bay banned Jesuit priests from the colony on penalty of death. The English Puritans who settled the colony feared the Jesuits for several reasons. First, simply because they were Catholic. To Puritans, Catholicism was nothing less than idolatrous blasphemy, and Catholics were destined for eternal damnation. Second, because…
Because they felt the Anglican Church had not gone far enough in its reforms and remained to close the Roman Catholic doctrine. Specifically they did not like the Elizabethan Compromise, which allowed the Mass to be carried out and forced all Puritans to attend Church of England assemblys where they Mass was required. Mass is where the alleged actual body and blood of Jesus is present at the altar. Also the ligurgical rituals were intact…