October 2016 Last Days Beacon: History’s Great Nation
As the camera draws back five centuries, we see three things that set the stage for history’s great nation. The foundation for America was laid in the middle of the millennium that ended in 2000. (1) Gutenberg’s invention of the printing press (circa 1439). (2) Columbus’ discovery of a third of the earth’s landmass that was hidden from the civilized world for 90 percent of recorded history (1492) and (3) the Reformation (1517). Without these three things, the United States of America, the most Bible-shaped country of the modern world, could not have been born.