consiglieri Posted January 25, 2008 Share Posted January 25, 2008 I have been a member of the Church for almost 30-years now, and whenever we speak of Christopher Columbus in the Church, which usually comes up when we are talking about 1 Nephi 13, it has always been in reverent tones.Lots of other voices are heard that are pretty harsh on Columbus and all the bad stuff he brought to the new world.I was listening to a medical radio show last weekend where the doctor was saying a new study was out linking Columbus to the introduction of syphillus.Well, I thought, just another liberal doctor willing to heap more bad stuff on Chris.So, it was in this frame of mind that I read 1 Nephi 13 in preparation for gospel doctrine class.All of a sudden, it leaped off the page at me that the character generally understood as Columbus is introduced with the statement: "Behold the wrath of God is upon the seed of thy brethren."From this, it looks like the Book of Mormon itself views Christopher Columbus as being the source of a lot of bad mojo on the Indians. On the other hand, the Book of Mormon doesn't seem to have anything particularly good to say about him.Any thoughts?--Consiglieri1 Nephi 13:10 And it came to pass that I looked and beheld many waters; and they divided the Gentiles from the seed of my brethren. 11 And it came to pass that the angel said unto me: Behold the wrath of God is upon the seed of thy brethren. 12 And I looked and beheld a man among the Gentiles, who was separated from the seed of my brethren by the many waters; and I beheld the Spirit of God, that it came down and wrought upon the man; and he went forth upon the many waters, even unto the seed of my brethren, who were in the promised land. Link to comment
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