Thanksgiving: A Time to Reflect on a Godly Heritage

The History On the 22nd of this month we will celebrate Thanksgiving, a holiday that began in 1621 with a meal shared between the Native Americans of New England and the Pilgrims who had come to start a colony in the New World. The Pilgrims were looking to escape religious persecution in England and were having a rough time getting settled. While the first Thanksgiving celebration was based on the generosity of the friendly tribes assisting the Pilgrims, it was actually an event that helped to solidify a treaty between the local tribes and the Pilgrims. The Pilgrims, who held to Puritan theology and who had a high view of Jesus Christ in salvation, later became the dominant group in the New

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