Dissent was tolerated, but only within strict limits.
John Winthrop understood that people were bound to disagree and was willing to tolerate a range of opinion and belief.
Many of us experience powerful surges of fear, anger, sadness, powerlessness, depression, and anxiety.
No matter what you’re feeling, you have a right to feel whatever emotions are welling up – sometimes unexpectedly – inside you.
Salvation did not depend on outward behavior, but on a radical undertaking that demanded each individual to plumb the very depths of his heart and soul.