Barton’s Latest Knee-Slapper About American History

Barton’s Latest Knee-Slapper About American History November 29, 2016

Glenn Beck had his pal, professional liar David Barton, on his show again and they spun an amusing tale about American history. Barton said that God waited more than 120 years to let the Pilgrims come to America so they had time to really understand the Bible.

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Barton, of course, agreed, insisting that God did not allow the successful establishment of colonies in the New World until the 1600s because Christians “had not worked out the Bible yet.”

God waited over a 120 years from Columbus’ discovery of America in 1492 until the arrival of the Pilgrims in the 1620s, Barton explained, because Christianity needed time to be properly reformed before He could lay the groundwork for the United States of America.

The Pilgrims were the only people to “finally have enough reformation, enough Bible in them to say, ‘We’re going to do what the Bible says,’” Barton claimed. “It’s like God held us off for 120 years until we got kind of our thinking right on the Bible and government and freedom and liberty and conscience and then they come over and lo and behold. Why wait 120 years? The providence of God.”

Okay, so that means that when the Pilgrims passed laws that made preaching any other version of Christianity other than their own in that colony, they did this because they had their “thinking right on the Bible and government and freedom and liberty and conscience,” right? So the true Biblical understanding is not just a Christian theocracy, but a specifically denominational theocracy, in this case Puritanism? I’m glad you cleared that up for us, David.

And I’m still waiting for Beck and Barton to go after one another about the election. Beck took the bold position that no true Christian could support Donald Trump and that God would punish them if they did, while Barton claimed that no true Christian could not support Donald Trump and that God would punish them if they didn’t. Which one of you two gentlemen was right? Because the other one is clearly on God’s shit list right now.


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