For the Puritan, the Sabbath was a perpetual, moral ordinance because God instituted it at the creation and republished His will on the matter at Sinai…For the Puritan, the Lord’s day was binding upon the Christian church because it was instituted jure divino [by divine law]…The Puritan Sabbath immigrated to New England with the Pilgrims. Without opposition from an inimical hierarchy, it flourished in the “new Canaan.”
Dennison, J. (n.d.). The Perpetuity and Change of the Sabbath. Legionnaire Ministries. Available http://www.ligonier.org/learn/articles/the-perpetuity-and-change-of-the-sabbath/. Last accessed 9th May 2015.