The Puritans define the truth as being the word of God or every verse contained in the scripture. Puritanism in its essence was a movement that largely taught people to listen to scripture more than anything else. Puritans believed that the word of God or the Bible was a holy book that could be depended upon for all life's lessons.
Puritans were a group of religious believers who mainly existed in the 16th and 17th centuries. Puritanism was founded by a charismatic religious leader called John Calvin who taught people to rely on the scriptures as being the ultimate truth rather than the words of individuals or institutions such as the church.