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By Elizabeth Prata - Posted at The End Time:
I attended a service where the preacher said, “Did you know that the Pilgrims founded New England on Christian principles and spoke of being “a city upon a hill”? This resonated with me, because I am a New England Native, of Rhode Island, the 13th of the original colonies.
Our very first document of self-government aboard the Mayflower in November of 1620, known as the Mayflower Compact, said, “Having undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith…” Sixteen years later Harvard was founded to educate clergy. Its original motto was Veritas Christo et Ecclesiae “Truth for Christ and the Church.” It laid out the purpose of all education: “… to know God and Iesus Christ which is eternall life.”
So the preacher got me thinking about that City upon a Hill. The Holy Spirit has kept me thinking on it. It is in Matthew 5:14-16.
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid. Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”Read more...