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The Pilgrim’s Mayflower Compact

For the first time in recorded history, free men covenanted together to form a civil government with the authority to enact laws that the people promised to obey.  Below is a slightly abbreviated version of the Compact:

“In the name of God, Amen. We, whose names are underwritten, the Loyal Subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord King James, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, defender of the Faith, etc.:

Having undertaken, for the Glory of God, and advancements of the Christian faith, and the honor of our King and Country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the Northern parts of Virginia; do by these presents, solemnly and mutually, in the presence of God, and one another; covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil body politic; for our better ordering, and preservation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by virtue hereof to enact, constitute, and frame, such just and equal laws, ordinances, acts, constitutions, and offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the colony; unto which we promise all due submission and obedience.  In witness whereof we have hereunder subscribed our names at Cape Cod, the 11th of November in the year of the reign of our Sovereign King James of England Anno Domini 1620.”

In spite of all the hardships the Pilgrims experienced, their little government lasted and became a model for the entire nation.  Acknowledging that their purpose was to glorify God, they covenanted together to enact laws “for the general good of the colony” and promised to abide by them.

May we have as clear a vision to honor God and His plans for our families in this lifetime, Pastor Larry

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