Tea Party winners: Roseanna M. White's winner is Debbie Wilder, Denise Weimer's print copy of Widow goes to Andrea Stephens, Debra E. Marvin's winners for Ebook collection are Cheryl Baranski and Rachel Koppendrayer, Carrie Fancett Pagels' ebook collection goes to Joan Arning and paperback to Connie, Gina Welborn's winner is Regina Fujitani, Gabrielle Meyer's paperback copy of A Mother in the Making is Teri Geist DiVincenzo

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Ann Hutchinson, A Woman of Interest

Anne Hutchinson on Trial by Edwin Austin Abbey
"I acknowledge using the words of the apostle to the Corinthians unto him, that they that were ministers of the letter and not the spirit did preach a covenant of works..."
Anne Hutchinson, her trial 1637
"Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life." II Corinthians 3:6

Anne Hutchinson stood on trial in the Massachusetts Bay Colony because of her convictions that we live by grace, not by works.

The salvation God offers us is free to those who call upon the name of Jesus, the Son of God.
"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
"For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation....
"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Romans 10:9-10,13
Salvation doesn't come through any other person.
"Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." Acts 4:12
 Salvation doesn't come through any act of righteousness or any ritual (works).
"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works lest any man should boast." Ephesians 2:8-9
 Salvation comes simply from faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ for the payment for our sins. A person comes to understand that he will die in his sins. He desires not to; believes that Jesus died in his place, was buried, and rose again; and calls on Jesus to save him. Once saved, a person will desire to love Jesus because of what Jesus has done for him. This change occurs because of the Holy Spirit working within the saved person. Jesus said:
"If ye love me, keep my commandments." John 14:15
 Have you called upon Jesus to save you from your sins and the wages of your sins? If not, please pray even now and ask Him to forgive you. Let Him know you want Him to save you. If you want to talk with someone about it, please feel free to email me at: lynnsquire@gmail.com


  1. How many of us could stand under a trial of our faith such as this...thank you for sharing this life altering message.

  2. Were we on trial for being Christian, would there be sufficient evidence to convict us?

    Thank you for reminding us that we are always on trial in the eyes of the world, that our words and actions are constant testimony.

  3. I confess I have always been fascinated by the faith of those who have stood before their accusers for their faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Anne Hutchinson is an interesting character because she stood in the center of a conflict between to schools of thought running through the Puritans at that time: the covenant of grace and the covenant of works.

    We are blessed today in that the Bible is readily available in America. During Hutchinson's time it was a valuable asset in any home. Many were still relying on ministers to teach and preach God's Word because they did not have a copy of the Bible themselves. As each person obtained a copy and began to read and study it, he began to form his own opinion of what it said. This made the religious environment of the time extremely active with new ideas.

    Many challenged the established form of religious. Even to the point of civil war. While Hutchinson stood on trial in America, in England the stirrings of rebellion were rooted in the controversy of faith. Five years after her trial England would be experience the upset of a civil war, which had its fervor ignited by those who sought to change the religious landscape of England.

  4. On a different note, the contributors of Colonial Quills are rejoicing because the Lord has blessed us with over 7600 pageviews this month. May God be glorified in all that is shared on this site. After all, we exist to bring Him pleasure. To Him be all glory and honor and praise!


  5. Thanks for sharing that extra info, Lynn. I find it fascinating what went/is going on across the religious landscape throughout history.

    And, yes, praise God for all the viewers at CQ! What a great group and a true blessing.

  6. Thanks for an interesting Post, Lynn. May we all be intentional and willing to stand for the truth no matter the cost.


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