I love the United States of America and I love being an American…It truly means something significant to me! I was born and raised here (Cleveland, Ohio) and I served in the United States Air Force to defend her from all enemies, foreign and domestic. America is not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, and say what you will about America, but it still is the “land of the free and the home of the brave.” However, America is not even mentioned once in Bible prophecy!
Pastor David Jeremiah (2008) gives four possible reasons why the Bible is silent on the future of America. First, some believe that America will join the European Coalition as it has more in common with Europe, culturally and historically, as part of Western Civilization than the Middle Eastern and Asian nations and the value of the Euro is gaining against the U.S. Dollar. Secondly, America will be invaded or weakened by outside (or inside) forces, which is naturally very difficult to admit, but could easily become reality, given the terrorist climate in the world today. Thirdly, America will be infected with moral decay (due to ingratitude for the grace of God; worshiping the idols of greed, materialism, immorality, and self-interest; and indifference to God’s Word and sin), and living on borrowed time as the average age of the world’s great civilizations (Babylon, Greece, and Rome), when they fell from greed and licentiousness, was only 200 years. And finally, America will be impotent from the Rapture (see previous articles for further information on the Rapture of the Church) as not only will she lose her most faithful and patriotic citizens but also the best of her population (the salt and light of the earth—Christians) that has been preserving the nation’s spiritual strength (pp. 72 – 75).
I would also add that America has always been Israel’s staunchest ally but if recent events in the Middle East and America’s current, hostile political position toward Israel continues, then America will certainly reap the consequences of Genesis 12:3! For more on the future of America in Bible prophecy, click on this link: http://www.gotquestions.org/united-states-Bible.html.
So, although we may not completely know all the details concerning the prophetic future of America, as Jeremiah (2008) aptly states, “we do know the future of Americans; as individuals, we must choose to obey God today” (p. 76)! Therefore, in light of what we just learned, here I go again…Are you ready, my fellow Americans? The return of Jesus Christ at the Rapture of the Church is just around the corner and I do not want us to miss it for the world!! In the meantime, stay tuned for Lesson Seven entitled, “When One Man Rules The World” on our journey together with Pastor David Jeremiah in the “What in the World is Going On? Bible Study Series…See you then!!!