The late Dr. John Gerstner referred to English and American Puritanism as "the most godly movement the Church has known since the days of the apostles themselves." The teachings, their lifestyles, and their sense of worship grew out of their complete devotion to God's Word and His warrants. There were close ties between the English Puritans and their American counterparts. Many of the early American Puritans were men who had fled their beloved England after the lamentable Great Ejection of 1662 to minister God's Word free of state control.
...to many of the practices and values taught and implemented by the Puritans. They may not have been right on everything but were deeply committed to God.