It is hard for people to believe that a nation that can be as great and powerful as America has been over the last 200 plus years will be absent during the end times. I even read one article that said America is the beast with two horns as a lamb but spoke as a dragon in Revelation 13 as if the prophecy in that chapter was filled in 1798 when America was an up and coming superpower so that is America. As Col. Potter once said so eloquently on an episode of MASH, “horse hockey!”
I see no reason to disagree with what the majority of the commentators on this. One beast is the revived Roman Empire (the temporal rein) while the other who works in cooperation with the first is the Papacy of the Roman Catholic church (the spiritual). There is no reason to drag America in there.
The question is then, where is America?
While America may still exist in the end times, she will clearly not be a major player influencing the world, at best she will be a second rate power.I would like to propose three reasons for this:
America has abandoned God.
The Bible say “blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord” (Psalm 33:12) and “woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil” (Isaiah 5:20).
We have fell as from a nation whose Supreme Court declared that we are a Christian nation (Trinity Church v. United States 1892) to a nation whose president boldly declared that “we are no longer a Christian nation..” (President Barack Obama in a speech in June 2007). As a nation he has some strong points in his corner. We have some woes to answer for:
- The blood of over 56 million babies butchered and it has been called “freedom of choice.”
- The woe of taking an abomination in the eyes of God and calling it a lifestyle choice.
- The woe of abandoning Israel when the Bible says I will bless those who bless thee and curse those who curse thee.
America has turned her back on God and lost her moral compass. There was no nation on earth that was powerful enough to defeat Rome but she became morally decayed and weakened from the inside out long before she fell. That is just one of the issues, the second one is…
America will have lost her Christian influence.
The second thing is that once the rapture happens and Christians are removed from this earth what restraint that will was there will be gone.
For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. (1 Thessalonians 4:15-17)
Just as God would not destroy the righteous with the wicked in Sodom but waited for Lot and his family to leave, God will hold back his Great Tribulation until He removes His own, the church and the righteous will be gone from America. .
Once this event has occurred the brakes will be off, there will be no restraints, no meaningful objections or resistance God’s people and (what is left) of their positive influence on America will be gone.
America has a crushing national debt.
Lastly we have a crushing national debt.is currently over 17 trillion dollars. It is an unpayable debt. We could tax income at 100% and not pay it off, there is not enough money to do it and the sad thing is that not only are we not paying the debt down, we cannot control our deficit spending. We cannot even agree to discontinue programs that are luxuries like PBS and NPR. They are nice to have when we can afford it but they are not needed.
Before we can even start paying down our debt we must stop spending more than we make, but we have reached a critical point in our country where almost 50% of the people receive government assistance. As
Elmer T. Peterson (9 December 1951) said: “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury. After that, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits with the result the democracy collapses because of the loose fiscal policy ensuing, always to be followed by a dictatorship, then a monarchy.”
Even though we are a not a democracy but a republic, we are heading down this road. With so many people on public assistance (food stamps , welfare, etc.) we need to find a way to cut spending to survive and the politicians in Washington will not do it, they want to keep their cushy jobs.
That leaves us here: Bible says “the borrower is the servant of the lender.” (Proverbs 22:7) and with our great debt to China this may be the straw that breaks America’s back when that note comes due and it will be because of our fiscal irresponsibility. The collapse will most likely ruin America and we will be under a yoke of bondage to China..
Three thoughts on why America will not be a factor in the end times besides the fact she is not mentioned in the Bible at all. That is my opinion, what about yours?