“Columbus Defended”

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Columbus Defended 1“In 1492, Columbus sailed the Ocean blue.”  Thus, children in America learned the little rhyme which firmly fixed in our minds who was responsible for the American continents being discovered.  The last two generations haven’t learned that because some in what is called “higher education” circles didn’t want us to know who Columbus was.  Many in those circles came to be ashamed of Columbus’ God because they were convicted by the mentioning of the Name of Jesus.  Since Columbus was a devout man and often mentioned God and Jesus Christ, they tried to remove him from our history.  Now that war against his name has reached new heights.

In September, a statue of Columbus in Binghamton, New York, had the word “murderer” painted on it.  In New York City, Columbus’ statue in Central Park was vandalized.  The New York City mayor’s, answer to that was to appoint a commission to consider which historical monuments should be removed!

I remember Rich DeVos, Betsy DeVos’ father-in-law, saying Continue reading

“Needed: Statesmen”

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When discussing civil government, people have a lot of different ideas as to what is needed to fix our broken governments.  But actually, the fix is quite simple.  We need to recognize that government is God’s institution, and that it takes statesmen to operate it the way God intended it to work.

Needed- Statesmen 1When statesmen, not politicians, are in office, deeds consistent with the Word of God are the normal thing.  Now it’s true, we haven’t seen very many of those people in office for a very long time—nearly a hundred years now.  So where do we go for a comparison?  How can we know if someone is a statesman, instead of a politician?  Let me first describe the difference.

A politician is one who is skilled in how to get things done in government.  This oftentimes takes the shape of manipulation or bribery.  A statesman is one who stands in the gatherings of government and states the truth about issues.  He stands for the truth no matter what the cost to him or his position.  Because his great desire is Continue reading