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Every culture reveres their Gods in different customs and ways As people read the works of authors who have written down these customs people have come to understand the group of people that it is written about In colonial literature those authors all had basic ideas of their God They all view a kind sympathetic God that may turn ruthless a god within their daily lives and an ultimate destination God is portrayed almost like a person in the fact that he has his moods and can be kind or angry when provoked God is giving when he is kind like in Bradstreets poem To My Dear and Loving Husband Once her and her husband have passed on she hoped that The heavens reward thee manifold I prayBradstreet 10 She wanted God to give them a place in heaven in which they could celebrate their love forever With God being so kind he was also generous to some Anne Bradstreet hoped that he would bestow this kindness upon her when she said Yet by his gift is made thine own theres wealth enough I need no moreBradstreet 50-51 If God was provoked or ignored he could turn his anger upon the poor people The wrath of God is like great waters that are damned for the present they increase more and more and rise higher and higher till an outlet is givenEdwards 41 Jonathan Edwards would say thing s like this to scare the people back to the church to be reborn and be saved from this horrible fury In the colonial period people thought that god was within every thing that they did The Puritans life was centered on God and the church However you may have reformed your life in many things and have had religious affections and may keep up a form of religion in your families and closets and in the house of God may be strict in itEdwards 41-42 They
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