Thankful That God used Columbus!

originally posted October 2010


Should we or shouldn’t we celebrate Columbus day? Every year the debate rages around this time whether the expansion of European civilization into the western hemisphere was a positive or negative development in human history.

Of course Columbus himself was a complex figure, and there is much to love or hate about him depending on one’s point of view. The leftward side of the debate points out Columbus’s greed, ambition, pride and at times cruelty.

And yet on the other side , one must admire the bravery, tenacity, and Columbus’ willingness to venture at great risk. Columbus also had a pious side to him, for he felt he was part of a greater purpose than his own ambition. He believed he was fulfilling the Words of the Hebrew prophets of the Bible in his voyages.

But obviously Columbus day isn’t merely about Columbus ,its really about western civilisation, and it’s expansion among the native peoples of the western hemisphere. That historical fact can either be seen as a breakthrough or as an appalling injustice.

All of this annual back and forth has come to us courtesy of multiculturalism, the philosophy that has flourished in our education system for at least forty years.

This post-modern doctrine holds that all cultures are equally valid, and that one culture’s ‘narrative’ is as good as the other. Worldviews are just ‘narratives’, viewpoints, all equally valid, because MultiCulturalism is radical relativism.

The idea that all cultures are equal sounds good to the naive idealist, but it couldn’t be true. All cultures are not equal, some are positively toxic and a good many have been wiped out because they were unsustainable,(Sodom and Gomorrah come to mind).

Multiculturalism is a dangerous fantasy, because it is in reality a veiled assault on Western civilization, relentlessly working to invalidate the incredible accomplishments of the West, scientifically,socially, culturally and otherwise.

The latest standard bearer of Western Civilization has primarily been the United States of America, for the last eighty years at least.

Therefore the history of the USA has to be ‘deconstructed’, through a toxic process of revisionist history , exaggerating the flaws and sins of the past, minimising the accomplishments, and holding our ancestors to modern-day standards of thought and behaviour.

The real beef the Multi-culturists have is with Christianity. The west was the flourishing place for at least the last thousand years for the development of Christianity, therefore Western civilisation is the ‘perpetual bad guy’ in the retelling of world history.

To the Devotees of MC, the West’s astonishing progress and the elevation in standards of living she has brought to the rest of the world, must have come at the expense of the third World, or the Moslem world.

Multiculturalism is really an Expression of AntiChrist, and it’s problem is with God himself. It is AntiChrist because it retells the story of the Garden of Eden and the fall.

The Third world was Eden, until the evil Europeans came to colonize . Never mind that the Tribes of the world have slaughtered, subjugated and enslaved and exploited each other ever since Adam and Eve fell.

To those raised on relentless propaganda such as Disney’s Pocahantas, or the recent fantasy, Avatar, the third world , and pre-Columbian North and South America, was a giant, peace-loving Eden, until the Europeans came to despoil it.

In the final analysis Multi-Culturalists are resenting the Sovereignty of God.God moves in the affairs of nations, Power belongs to Him, he gives and takes away,raises and elevates for his own good purpose.

And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured him that liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation:And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?(Daniel 4:34-35)

The same God who raised up the United States of America, and used Columbus to discover it, allowed Europeans to colonize it, and drive the Indians further west, Is now judging the United States and the rest of the European nations, in short the West for their sins.

It’s about God, and his Lordship over History. Those who cry loud and long about Slavery, (abolished 150 years ago, after the bloodiest War the USA ever had),never seem to mention that Slavery was the rule in Africa, Asia, the Muslim world, and the rest of the world for Millenia. Only the West, Britain and America insisted on its demise and that at great cost.

As good Multiculturists, they are selective about History, rarely mentioning that at the height of the slave trade there were European slaves in Africa, 3000 black slave holders in the South, and that Muslim slave traders have been bartering with tribal chieftains in Africa for centuries , trading in human lives!

Resenting history is big business now, it is being used to divide people, to stop the healing of ancient wounds and to deny the accomplishments of decent and well-meaning people, for with people of conscience and decency, Guilt is a great tool of manipulation.But that same God of history sees and is taking note. Happy Columbus day everybody!

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5 Responses to Thankful That God used Columbus!

  1. Jim Porter, Sr. says:

    Count me as one who is thankful that the Lord Jesus Christ was crucified, shed his blood, and died, rising again on the third day. I’m not so thankful for interpretations of history such as yours that, standing 100 years or more after the fact, forgets that, generally, the dominant white society despised American Indian people, and wanted nothing more for them to be eliminated from the soil of America so their–your–society could simply kill and decimate Indian people and our tribes. Case in point: I am legally one-half Creek and one-half Kiowa. My great-great-great Cheyenne Grandmother survived the Sand Creek Massacre perpetuated by federalized Colorado volunteers, which were led by Col. J. M. Chivington, a former Methodist minister. These are his words: Damn any man who sympathizes with Indians! … I have come to kill Indians, and believe it is right and honorable to use any means under God’s heaven to kill Indians. … Kill and scalp all, big and little; nits make lice.—- Col. John Milton Chivington My great-great-great grandmother walked weeks to Indian Territory and was in Black Kettle’s Cheyenne band that was attacked by the element of the Seventh Cavalry under the command of Colonel Custer himself. I am offended, hearing you stand and crow that not all societies or civilizations are acceptable. Both sides of my family have contributed substantially to American culture and Christian society. My great-grandfather, Lucius Aitson, was the first ordained Kiowa minister. He led his father, my great-great-grandfather Mokeen, a Sun Dance priest and idolater, to the Lord when Lucius gave witness to his father that, unless he was to be born again, they would never meet again. My great-great-grandfather examined his Kiowa beliefs and realized that his son was right. Even now, Kiowa traditionalist try to hang on to Mokeen as one of theirs. It is the testimony of his family that Mokeen knew the Lord Jesus Christ as personal savior when he died in 1933. From both sides of my family have come pastors, Bible teachers, soldiers, sailors, Marines, attorneys, scholars, novelists, Principal tribal chiefs and others. My in-law uncle was a Comanche code talk in the European theater of World War II. On the other side of my family, my great-great uncle could well have become the governor of the State of Sequoyah if the federal government had not reneged on its promises to allow the Indian Tribes an American state of their own. (He was Principal Chief of the Creek Tribe of Oklahoma at the time.) I do not see your interpretation of history beginning with the exploits of Christopher Columbus as one of your finest moments. I thank you for your writings on Biblical prophecy as well as your preaching ministry. Jim Porter James E. Porter, Sr.Please pray for the Born-AgainChurch in Chile

    • billrandles says:

      Thanks brother Porter. I do not stand by the anti-christian exploits of those who slaughtered Indians, (such as custer, Chivington)and exploited the new world for gold, glory and racism. You know that I am ultimately and only thankful for the Cross of Jesus. I only celebrate the Sovereignity of God in bringing Europeans over to this new world, and the establishment of this flawed but great nation. Please don’t misunderstand me. My point is that those who despise the discovery of the “new world” by Europeans are despising the Sovereignity of God. Were te Europeans any worse in their treatment of each other than the Indian tribes that preceded them? What did the Indians do to each other, pre Columbus? BTW thanks for your impressive family testimony, I would love to hear more about it, if you are willing- your brother in JEsus, Pas Bill

      • billrandles says:

        ps I have to admit I am also tweaking the Cultural Marxists who believe that all of western Christian civilization is guilty of every evil in history.

    • billrandles says:

      Brother Porter, I have re-read your letter and realized I missed this line of your,” I am offended, hearing you stand and crow that not all societies or civilizations are acceptable. “. I appreciate your candor and am moved to try to explain myself and if possible alleviate your offense. I did not say “societies and civilizations” are unnacceptable. I simply said not all “Cultures” are equally valid. You yourself make my point, for neither of us accepts the “manifest destiny” culture of Custer and Chivington, any more than we accept the Sun worshipping culture of your ancestor Mokeen. Mokeen became a Christian, leaving one culture (Idolatrous, animistic paganism)for another, (Judeo Christianity). You think that is a good thing (and so do I). The point is not that all people aren’t acceptable, that would be a lie and very unchristian. All people are equal in value in the sight of God, Jesus ded for all of us. My point rather is that not all cultures are acceptable, as the modern Multiculturists would have us to believe. They do this because they hate Judeo Christianity and want to bring it and its accomlishments down. Please don’t be offended in you, I am a sincere brother and friend-Pas Bill

  2. Travis says:

    Well said Pastor Bill. I appreciate your point of view on this topic. Blessings!


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