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3. Columbus success actually destroyed his integrity and Christian character and according to Marshall and Manuel: 3 self-centered evil motives invaded his life and the result was God’s way was driven out of his life for a long time and his own self-centered and ego driven way took control.

a. The three self-centered evil traits were:

i. Greed – his pursuit changed from God to gold and he would stop at nothing to get it from this new world and its people.

ii. Power – His obsessive drive for more and more power and control led him to be responsible for destroying thousands of lives for the sake of himself.

iii. Pride – His arrogant demands for...

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