Five hundred years ago Columbus didn’t believe the world was flat. He and all his contemporaries knew it was a sphere.
I like to read. I’ve been interviewed by the news media thousands of times. I’ve always prided myself on being more interested in facts than entertainment. I have a college degree in Philosophy and Religion for goodness sakes. I did not, however, know this fact about Columbus until I read it on a webpage last night.
Here’s what was published in an article entitled, “Ten Things People Get Wrong About Columbus” by the group Tradition, Family and Property, “Everyone in Columbus’s time knew the earth was a sphere. This fact was known since antiquity. Scholars disagreed about its size. Based on the known world, Columbus underestimated it by one fourth. In the late nineteenth century, enemies of Christianity spread the lie that medieval men believed in a flat earth. They claimed that because people in Columbus’s time were religious, they were therefore crude and ignorant. These enemies wanted to discredit the Church by portraying it as the enemy of science. But Christopher Columbus, a deeply religious man, would be the first to disagree.”
Today is Columbus Day where I live now, in North Carolina. In my home state of Maine the Roman Catholic Demoncrats erased the Christ-celebrating holiday. It is fitting that the first “celebration” of the new “Indigenous Peoples Day” in Maine comes as the Vatican deepens it’s commitment to paganism with the Pan Amazon Synod in Rome. There’s an old saying from over one hundred years ago, “As Maine goes so goes the nation.” At that same time God-haters in the West started spreading the lie that medieval Christians thought the world was flat.
The new Demoncrat Governor Jezebel Janet Kills, a Roman Catholic, followed eight years of a Trump-like Republican Governor named Paul LePage. She is a far Left political operative with deep family roots in the Maine establishment. The nation is so evenly divided by the ideological theatre that we voraciously consume everyday that it is difficult to predict election outcomes. I think Trump’s re-election in 2020 is likely, but the power of the God-hating Left is enormous.
And … who follows Trump? Is there any Republican in the wings like him? No. If the Roman Catholic Left has enough power to enact their entire social agenda and replace Roman Catholic hero Christopher Columbus’s day with Indigenous Peoples Day just months after toppling the Republicans in Maine what is likely nationally when Trump loses power?
If you read my columns you know that I am hopeful about the future. My hope is firmly grounded in my Christian faith. I am not hopeful because of the headlines, or what I see in the men and women that surround me. Political correctness is VERY strong in my circles. I see it everywhere I turn. My hope is found in nothing less than Jesus blood and righteousness, to quote a famous hymn.
If I were to ground my faith in American culture, politics and religion I wouldn’t be hopeful. But I know that God is the master of bringing good out of every evil He permits. Many people the world over are turning against the God-hating globalist system. The Democratic Party has aligned itself completely with that system. Republicans are divided. Trump represents a challenge to that order, albeit a weak one. The Republican establishment is beholden to the Christ-hating oligarchs.
We would all do well to follow Paul’s advice quoted above from Philippians. If more of us did what he suggests we’d be energized to follow the lead of MassResistance. In an email that I received yesterday the group wrote, “Earlier this month during a City Council meeting in California, an item came up about ‘Drag Queen Story Hour’ at the local library. Immediately, one of the far-left City Council members started bellowing that MassResistance had come into their town, was organizing, and even had a ‘playbook’ of how citizens could confront their public officials. He was quite angry… Pro-family people can effectively fight back – and NOT be afraid of the LGBT hordes. Not surprisingly, the Left really hates it. They get hysterical and call us all kinds of names.”
Christopher Columbus discovered “indigenous peoples” practicing human sacrifice to their pagan gods. He fought in the name of Jesus Christ against this ancient evil. Of course people got angry. Civilization emerged as a result of Christians loosening satan’s grip on the indigenous peoples of the Americas.
Christianity was so successful pushing satan’s demons out of power that we’ve lost sight of the fact that there is a real war going on in the heavenlies. It won’t end until God declares it over. In the meantime we must fight for truth, righteousness and peace. When we do that we can expect evil to howl.
Christians should be the most vocal and unified fighters in the culture war. Instead we are the most womanish. We must do more than simply think about truth and justice. It is our duty to make it real in the world. If we fail in this duty we should expect judgment.