Charity”A Model of Christian Charity” was a sermon that was delivered to thepassengers on the Arbella. The sermon was about how a Puritan should obey Godand behave. The Puritans believed they were included in the covenant God hadwith Israel(God would protect them if they obeyed God’s laws) and they believedthey were God’s chosen people. In the sermon John Winthrop said “Now if theLord shall please to hear us and bring us in peace to the place we desire, thenhath he ratified this covenant and sealed our commission..
..” He wastalking about how they have obeyed God’s law and should get to the place theyare going safely because of the covenant. His main point was giving all theglory to God. In whatever they did to keep it in God’s name and always obey God.God is the almighty power and had to be obeyed. “But if we neglect theobservation of these articles which are the ends we have propounded, anddissembling with our God, shall fall to embrace this present world and prosecuteour carnal intentions, seeking great things for ourselves and our posterity, theLord will surely break out in wrath against us, be revenged of such a perjuredpeople, and make us know the price of the breach of such a covenant.
” Theytruly believed that everything just said would happen to them if they did notobey God’s laws. In conclusion the sermon was about the Puritans obeying God’slaws and if they did God would protect them by getting them safely to Americaand “the Lord make it like that of New England”.Religion