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A Puritan church document made in 1662 that allowed for partial membership and rights to persons not yet converted into the Puritan church. It lessened the difference between the "elect" members of the church from the regular members, and later on women soon made up a larger portion of Puritan congregations. It began after the grandchildren of the original pilgrim settlers were unable to pass the test to become a minister. In order to pass the test one had to have extensive knowledge of the bible, be able to convince the battery of ministers that you have had a conversion experience but not entirely sure because God is inscrutable. Because fewer and fewer people were passing, they decided to change the test which resulted in two reactions- One reaction represented by Wigglesworth is that those who were not full members or could not pass the test were sinners and slackers, and that changing the test would disrupt the Puritan utopia. The opposing view expressed by Sewell is that the test puts too much pressure on kids, and based on his experience in which he believed his daughter was going to hell so he killed her, other parents agreed with his point of view so the test was changed. "Sacrifice zeal for participation"
Congregationalism: When the people of the Puritan community in the Massachusetts Bay Colony got together and held town meetings at the church, which was the center of the community. Essentially, the church was the town hall. This was different from England because there they had one big church that guided all of the smaller churches