Facts about Puritan Religion
Puritans believed in witches and their ability to harm others. They defined witchcraft as entering into a compact with the devil in exchange for certain powers to do evil. Witchcraft was considered a sin because it denied Godís superiority, and a crime because the witch could supposedly make the Devil appear in different shapes. When the Devil appeared in different shapes, it would commit cruel acts against others. Therefore, under the Puritan beliefs, in any case of witchcraft, it was important that the accused individual was investigated (15). If they were found to be guilty, they needed to be punished. Their punishment was death.