The usual protests were held on Columbus Day against the alleged invasion of Europeans into the Americas. “Pocahontas” Elizabeth Warren and her tribal friends propose changing the designated holiday to “Indigenous Peoples’ Day.” By extension, the grievance is an objection to western civilization in general and specifically the Director of history.
A search of the Scriptures will resolve any difficulty, but the conclusion will be politically incorrect and way too heavy for liberal lightweights. Nevertheless, at the end of the day, truth makes more sense than fabricated myths that were formed to fit the contours of a political agenda. And so we begin…
“And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan. These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth overspread” (Genesis 9:18,19). I would challenge anyone who doubts the authenticity of the Biblical account of the flood to visit “Ark Encounter”, the recreation of the ark and all of the information it contains. Noah’s boys had their futures fixed for them when they were born. The word “Ham” means “swarthy, burnt, or heat.” His descendants gravitated toward the equator in either hemisphere. The word “Shem” means “celebrity.” Shem is the progenitor of Orientals including those in the Far East as well as Jews, Arabs, Native Americans, etc. All religions come from Shem, as does the Bible. Salvation comes by our Saviour who is a Shemite celebrity----“King of kings and Lord of Lords.” The word “Japheth” means “extensions” with history demonstrating the reality of this description.
“And of them was the whole earth overspread” is scientifically, historically, and ethnologically correct, and National Geographic is wrong, as usual. The descendants of Noah had 3,000 years to get from Mt. Ararat to South, Central, and North America before 1492. That is, at a snail’s pace of 100 yards a day, they could have traveled 61,307 miles before A.D. 1000. The Shemites traveled west to east, across the Bering Strait, and wind up as the American Indian so that the European Japheth can dwell in their land, which he does: “God shall enlarge Japheth and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem” (Genesis 9:27). History infallibly corroborates the material found in the Bible with complete disregard for the researches and opinions of any 500,000 highly educated idiots who ever lost their minds correcting God.
About now, the uninformed are objecting with in inevitable question….”Wasn’t God unfair granting a portion of Shem’s real estate to Japheth?” When the Lord uttered these prophecies, He exercised the omniscient advantage of a long-range divine telescope. When Shem set foot in the western hemisphere, he brought with him scriptural knowledge. A significant number of books have been written demonstrating a large variety of tribal legends having a Biblical basis. The Los Lumas Decalogue Stone is a slab of basalt which appears to have the Ten Commandments written on it in Paleo-Hebrew script. Paleo-Hebrew is an early form of the Hebrew alphabet and is similar to the Phoenician alphabet. The stone was discovered in the 1880’s, but not until 1985 did the Epigraphic Society estimate the age at 500-2000 years old. Whoever carved this passage had previous information that was carried all the way to New Mexico.
Romans chapter one is an excellent doctrinal sketch of people groups possessing truth but choosing another fork in the road: “Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened” (Romans 1:21). Is it impossible to believe that God, knowing that all of Shem’s tribes, including Chinese, Japanese, Jews, and Arabs, etc. (who would invent religion to replace Him), would prepare a nation in the last days to be a Gospel lighthouse to the world? (John 3:16) And so here they came….in 1492 when Christopher Columbus discovered the New World, he made the following entries in his journal: October 8 ---“Thanks be to God”….October 10 --- “with the help of our Lord.”…. October 11 --- “obligations to God Almighty.”
In 1573 when Balboa discovered the Pacific Ocean, he got on his knees and thanked God. In 1541 when Hernando de Soto discovered the Mississippi River, he told the Indians, “Pray only to God who is in Heaven, for what you need.” On April 9, 1682 Robert de LaSalle planted a cross at the mouth of the Mississippi; his party chanted “The Hymn of the Church.” In 1606 the first Charter of Virginia stated that the purpose of the Jamestown Colony was for “propagating of Christian religion to such people as yet live in Darkness.” This was the spiritual heritage of three quarters of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.
It’s not just Columbus that is being held in disdain but our entire Christian Heritage! It continues under the bombardment of liberalism.