Protestant Persecutions –
The spiritual awakening of Scotland could not go unopposed. As King James VI of Scotland became (also) King James I of England (thus creating a new entity called Great Britain), he championed the Divine Right of Kings—meaning, he considered himself—not Jesus—as the de facto head of the Church. In doing this, He opposed the awakening of both Scotland and England, while claiming the name of Protestant. The Stuart dynasty he initiated became one of the great champions of “power and might” Christianity—opposing every spiritual awakening to come down the line in Britain. In this way, huge numbers of awakened Christians—Presbyterians, Pilgrims, Puritans, Quakers, Baptists, Methodists—were forced to migrate to America.