The Real Story of The Pilgrims

How their pursuit of religious liberty should increase your gratitude


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November 22, 2021

Sadly, for most Americans, Thanksgiving is nothing more than food, family, and football. But Christians know better. Rediscover our precious Christian heritage for which we should be profoundly grateful. Psalm 9:1 says, “I will give thanks to You, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all Your wonderful deeds.”

Guest host Adam McManus interviews Dr. Jerry Newcombe, Executive Director of the Providence Forum, about his new documentary entitled The Pilgrims which will air on the NRB Channel tonight, November 22, at 8:00pm ET. You can also rent/stream it for $6, purchase/stream it for $10, or get the DVD for $15.

While the politically correct activists falsely claim that the Pilgrims were just thanking the Indians on that first Thanksgiving, 400 years ago in 1621, the truth is that both groups were thanking Almighty God for His goodness.

Learn about the plot by renegade Catholics, led by Guy Fawkes, to blow up the British Parliament and King James on November 5, 1605, with 1,800 pounds of gunpowder in 36 barrels. They wanted to violently force England to revert to Catholicism.

When the plot was uncovered and the men were tried and executed, King James, the head of the Church of England, persecuted religious non-conformists including the Catholics, the Puritans, and the Separatists. Eventually, one separatist group, the Pilgrims, in their quest for religious liberty, first went to Holland, and then to America. You’ll hear about the Pilgrims’ 50-year treaty with the Indians, and the Mayflower Compact, which laid the foundation for the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.

Guests on The Pilgrims include: Dennis Prager, Alveda King, Paul Jehle, Leo Martin, Rod Gragg, Bill Federer, and William Wrestling Brewster, the great-grandson (by 9x) of the de facto Pilgrim Pastor, Elder William Brewster.

About Your Host, Kevin Swanson

Homeschooled himself in the 1960's and 70's, Kevin Swanson and his wife, Brenda, are now homeschooling their five children. Since graduating from his homeschool and then serving as student body president of a large west coast university, he has gone on to other leadership positions in corporate management, church, and other non-profits.