How Bible prophecies motivated the man who discovered America. American Minute with Bill Federer.

American Minute with Bill Federer

"There are but 155 years which time...the world will come
to an end," wrote Christopher Columbus in his book Libro de Las
Profecias, composed in 1502 between his 3rd and 4th voyages.

"The sign which convinces me that our Lord is hastening the end of
the world is the preaching of the Gospel recently in so many lands."

Though his predictions were off, Columbus revealed his motivation for
setting sail on his first voyage AUGUST 3, 1492, with the Nina, Pinta
and the Santa Maria:

"I spent seven years in your royal Court arguing the case with so
many persons of such authority and learned in all the arts, and in
the end they concluded that all was idle nonsense...yet the outcome
will be the fulfillment of what our Redeemer Jesus Christ
said...that...all that was written by him and by the prophets to be

Columbus continued:

"The Holy Scriptures testify...that this world will come to an
end...St. Augustine says that the end of this world will occur in the
seventh millennium following the Creation."

Columbus ended:

"I have already said that for the execution of the enterprise of the
Indies, neither reason, nor mathematics, nor world maps were
profitable to me; rather the prophecy of Isaiah was fulfilled."

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But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of who forbid marriage and advocate abstaining from foods which God has created to be gratefully shared in by those who believe and know the truth. (Forbidding to marry, as the Roman Catholic Church does, is a doctrine of demons.)
1 Timothy 4:1-3

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