CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS (1451-1506)
The names of two men are forever embodied in American History: Amerigo Vespucci from which the name ‘America’ comes and Christopher Columbus, from which our country is also known as Columbia, as in the District of Columbia.
Christopher Columbus did amazing things in his lifetime. You may think he died in old age, but such is not the case. Columbus died at age 55 on May 20, 1506 — 515 years ago, today.
Why did Cristobol Columbo (Christopher Columbus) undertake a perilous, uncharted voyage from Spain to India? Was it to gain great riches? Was it to become a royal person in the King’s court?
Learn the truth from an abstract from Columbus’ journal of his first voyage to the New World.
“…acting on the information that I had given to your Highnesses touching the lands of India, and respecting a Prince who is called Gran Can, which means in our language King of Kings, how he and his ancestors had sent to Rome many times to ask for learned men of our holy faith to teach him, and how the Holy Father had never complied, insomuch that many people believing in idolatries were lost by receiving doctrine of perdition: YOUR Highnesses, as Catholic Christians and Princes who love the holy Christian faith, and the propagation of it, and who are enemies to the sect of Mahoma and to all idolatries and heresies, resolved to send me, Cristobal Colon, to the said parts of India to see the said princes, and the cities and lands, and their disposition, with a view that they might be converted to our holy faith; and ordered that I should not go by land to the eastward, as had been customary, but that I should go by way of the west, whither up to this day, we do not know for certain that anyone has gone.
It was Holy Spirit who inspired Columbus to undertake the voyage. My personal studies strongly suggest Columbus was a type of latter-day Knight Templar. The Knights Templar protected Christian pilgrims to the Holy Land, Jerusalem. A route to India from the west would have circumvented the Muslim barriers to visits to Jerusalem by Christians in European areas.
My prayer: That God will not allow the cancel-culture Democrats any opportunity to cancel the history of Christianity in the Americas.
SOLI DEO GLORIA