4 November 1646

<<On November 4, 1646, the Massachusetts Bay Colony (which was to later become the state of Massachusetts) passed a law that made it illegal to deny that the Christian Bible was the word of God. The penalty was death. There is nothing funny about this. It shows why every religion should be denied a foothold in forming the laws and regulations of a government. They’ll institutionalize those beliefs and make it a crime to question those religious beliefs.>>

http://twisted-history.com/november-4-1646/


<<Most Puritans used the Geneva Bible translation. Its preface summarized what the Bible meant by calling it the “light to our path, the key to the kingdom of heaven, our comfort in affliction, our shield and sword against Satan, the source of all wisdom, the food for our souls, and the glass in which we see God’s face.”

For the Puritans, it was unthinkable that the teachings of the Bible were meant to deal only with a narrow religious sphere. They believed the Scriptures provided the rule and guidance for all of life–government, economics, education, church, family, and morals. And so, on this day, November 4, 1646 the Massachusetts Puritans passed a law prohibiting their people from denying that the Bible is the Word of God. The penalty for persistence in this error was death. The same act also set a fine of five shillings for failing to attend church on Sunday.>>

https://www.christianity.com/church/church-history/timeline/1601-1700/illegal-to-deny-the-bible-11630114.html


4 November 1646 A
Massachusetts Bay Colony map

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