Mercer (23 March 2011)
"Dewey-are you sure?"

 
 
Dewey, there is not enough time to rebuild literal Babylon. Excellent study below.
America has turned her back on God.
 
A Shaking in the Land: A Look at America in these Last Days - David L Lamon - ldlamon@consolidated.net

Gaining the Right Perspective

After reading this one short clip of facts please explain to me how it is the U.S. is not the leader of the one world government prophesied in the bible for the end time. All these entities have huge international investments. Every economy in the world is linked to the U.S. economy and the dollar is the world’s reserve currency. Where does the entire world look for leadership today? Yes there are those prominent prophecy experts today that say America is not in bible prophecy, which I contend is the most absurd statement they could make considering no other nation in the history of the world has dominated every phase of living standards both physical and spiritual for the whole planet for a long time as America. The tremendous pressure to produce and the failure in ability to do so we witness our current president backtracking from this responsibility as fast as he can by calling on others to take the lead, which I contend is another sign of the times. Let me state emphatically here I am not so naïve that I don’t realize this is in part his marching orders from the powers that be to put the U.N. in charge of the whole world’s affairs witnessed by the fact he didn’t go to the congress for permission to impose the “No Fly Zone” over Libya but to the U.N. Security Council. But the fact does remain America is in decline and that too is by design, therefore she is in no position especially economically to fulfill the necessity of total and complete leadership in a world turned upside down. Jeremiah 50:43 the king of Babylon hath heard the report of them, and his hands waxed feeble: anguish took hold of him, and pangs as of a woman in travail. He by saying such things as America is not a Christian nation to gain appeal to others mostly of Muslim Arab origin. None of us realize in the fullest the task at hand and just how it has almost reached the point of impossibility or no return. In short, America is bankrupt and I know of no one including myself that wants to accept this fact but it won’t go away by remaining in a state of denial.

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"I guess we goofed!’ were, in essence, the words of admission heard at the Fed and Treasury. "Now, instead of just a bailout for Lehman, what we’re really going to need is the Mother of All Bailouts — for the entire financial system." The U.S. government promptly complied, delivering precisely what they asked for — a $700-billion Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), rushed through Congress and signed into law by President Bush in record time.

In addition, the U.S. government loaned, invested, or committed $300 billion to nationalize the world’s two largest mortgage companies, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac; over $42 billion for the Big Three auto manufacturers; $29 billion for Bear Stearns, $150 billion for AIG, and $350 billion for Citigroup; $300 billion for the Federal Housing Administration Rescue Bill to refinance bad mortgages; $87 billion to pay back JPMorgan Chase for bad Lehman Brothers trades; $200 billion in loans to banks under the Federal Reserve’s Term Auction Facility (TAF); $50 billion to support short-term corporate IOUs held by money market mutual funds; $500 billion to rescue various credit markets; $620 billion for industrial nations, including the Bank of Canada, Bank of England, Bank of Japan, National Bank of Denmark, European Central Bank, Bank of Norway, Reserve Bank of Australia, Bank of Sweden, and Swiss National Bank; $120 billion in aid for emerging markets, including the central banks of Brazil, Mexico, South Korea, and Singapore; trillions to guarantee the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s (FDIC’s) new, expanded bank deposit insurance coverage from $100,000 to $250,000; plus trillions more for other sweeping guarantees. Grand total: Over $14 trillion.

Reality Check

After reading the above take a look at these specific prophecies below and determine for yourself if the shoe fits as it applies to America: These specific prophecies as you will see fit no other nation on planet earth. Hint! One of the keys to understanding this is the reference to “daughter of Babylon” meaning future. Also keep in mind just as the Scythians of old are the Russians today so it is with America a nation built by those of the old Roman Empire and has extended itself to a nation of mixed people or cultures. Examine these scriptures in earnest but first shake off every tradition of man that has beset you for the very word’s sake [Mark 4:17]. The only reason I am giving you the benefit of this extensive research is for you to see the times are desperate, time is in short supply and the most important thing a man can do for himself and his family is to get their spiritual house in order. This must be the number one priority in each of our lives at this time. Just as the apostle Peter once told two people so it is with us today as concerning our standard of living in the natural world. Acts 8:20 But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money. Mark 8:36 for what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? James 5:5 ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter. In the end those that give 3/4 of their time devoted to personal gain, pleasure and less than 10% to the spiritual will not profit them because they neglected the most important thing, which is the eternal destiny of their soul and that of their family with the man being charged with responsibility of the spiritual leader of his household.

Take Comfort

It is important for the saint of God that is prayed up, keeps him/herself humble in the presence of the Lord and his/her fellow man to keep the following in mind.

2 Thessalonians 2:1-3 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition. As we are witnessing with great alarm the church’s decline in America and the world was foretold but we are told this to reveal the time in which we live so that day doesn’t come upon us unaware [Luke 21:34]. To be more precise we are living in that time between the imminent return of Christ for the church and the tribulation period. In other words, Luke 21:24 and they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. 2 Thessalonians 2:15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle. This does not conclude the end of the matter but the beginning and there will be a revival of the spirit of God in the heart of man. The question for us all is will it be prior to the rapture of the church or during the tribulation period when man will give his life for his confession of faith. I say, don’t procrastinate but sell out now while there is time to avoid the horrors the tribulation period will bring about. Find you a church that preaches the apostolic doctrine of the apostles for it is still in effect and never died. This church will preach a man must be born again of the water and the spirit and through repentance the remission of sins. [John 3:5, Acts 2:38] Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.


America Depicted

A number of chapters in the Bible picture the U.S.A. No other nation throughout history can so convincingly fulfill all of the requirements of the prophesied texts. Immediately, someone mentally argues, “Well, the United States is not mentioned in the Bible.” True. However, it is equally true that America must be included in the texts prophesying that “all nations: will suffer judgment. Micah 5:15 states, I will execute vengeance in anger and fury upon the heathen [all of them],. Such as they have not heard. Again, Ezekiel 39:21 declares” all the heathen shall see my judgment." Although the United States is not specifically named, logical deduction makes us know that we, too, shall suffer.

The main reason why America is not found in the Scriptures is that the nation was not in existence when the prophecies were written. Therefore, we must move ahead to the study of characteristics and traits involving nations to see which country fulfills the prophetical predictions. The United States seems to be the political Babylon of the hour. God’s Word mentions three Babylons: a city (see Genesis 1 1), a church (see Revelation 17), and a country (see Revela¬tion 18). Don’t confuse the three by combining the context of these chapters. The context of each text identifies “who’s who” to the careful student. Isaiah, Jeremiah, and John graphically describe this nation. Who is it? Let’s begin with Isaiah.

Isaiah’s Depiction of America

"Woe to the land shadowing with wings, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia: that sendeth ambassadors by the sea, even in vessels of bulrushes upon the waters, saying, Go, ye swift messengers, to a nation scattered and peeled, to a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden down, whose land the rivers have spoiled!" (Isaiah 18:1,2) The nation described in this text is in dire difficulty with God because the opening word is judgmental. God says, “Woe,” and the term always connotes judgment.

1. This nation has the insignia of wings, similar to our national emblem, the bald eagle, with extended wings. People in other parts of the world recognize the symbol of America.
2. This nation is a land beyond the sea. Israel is always the focal point in Bible prophecy. So the message of warning is directed to a far country beyond Ethiopia and across the sea from Israel. This designation eliminates Europe, Asia, and Africa. Instead it is directed to a nation with outstretched wings across the sea from Israel and America qualifies.
3. This nation is scattered and peeled. Scattered means widely spread out or having great land areas.
4. This nation is measured. This certainly describes our beloved country with its counties, cities, and states. One is amazed as he crosses America by air and sees the staked out acres tens of thousands of miles completely measured and marked.
5. This nation is a land whose rivers are spoiled. Ecological experts vouch that this significant prophecy has occurred in our waterways. Isaiah simply tells us that dreadful judgment will come upon a nation with outstretched wings, beyond the seas of Israel; a nation with vast measured land areas and polluted waters. Water tables and aquifers are polluted with drugs and chemical waste as recent news story points out. Revelation 18:23 tells us the world’s population will be drugged. And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived. Sorceries here refers to drug use or being drugged. As mentioned above, we now learn drugs are in the water tables and aquifiers. As to whether this is done by design or not I can’t tell but the fact remains they are there. There can be no doubt that altering one’s mind through drugs makes it easier to deceive and that is what this verse says will happen.

Isaiah’s Predictions

The Prophet Isaiah speaks of the burden of Babylon (Isaiah 13:1). The judgment is upon the entire world and occurs at a time when the stars of heaven and constellations fail to give their light. "The stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine (Isaiah 13:10)." This is futuristic because Jesus mentioned the same signs in Matthew 24:29 and pinpointed the time. He said, immediately after the tribulation of those days [the conclusion of the seven-year tribulation period] shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken." This did not happen to ancient Babylon, but it will occur in future Babylon during the Tribulation Hour. Is it any wonder, then, that Babylon is burdened as the weapons of his [God’s] indignation, to destroy the whole land (Isaiah 13:5)." Isaiah predicts judgment upon the land whose emblem contains "outstretched wings (eagle)," the land located beyond the seas of Israel with large land areas completely measured, and whose waters are polluted. In fact, he opens the chapter with a “woe,” and “woe” which is always associated with judgment. This “woe” is administered "afore the harvest, when the bud is perfect, and the sour grape is ripening in the flower, he shall both cut off the sprigs with pruning hooks, and take away and cut down the branches (Isaiah 18:5)." In grape producing nations, the pruning of grape vines is normally severe. It is seldom administered before a harvest. Pruning is done at the conclusion of a season to better prepare the vines for the coming year. It is an established fact that cutting or pruning grapes before harvest is damaging to the productivity of the vine. Nevertheless, the text’s judgmental pronouncements upon Babylon take place before the harvest at a time when Babylon is abundantly productive. Then, at that moment, she is cut off.

Jeremiah’s Depiction

The Prophet Jeremiah also pinpoints America’s characteristics with even greater de¬tail: I will make a full end of all nations (Jeremiah 30:11). It is evident that unprecedented judg¬ment shall sweep the world. However, the prophet singles out a specific nation for judgment. Who is this “Babylon” mentioned by the Holy Ghost in Jeremiah 50 and 51?

1. This is a country destroyed by an assembly of nations from the north. This was not fulfilled when the Medes and Persians from the east attacked Babylon. Neither could these two small nations fulfill the latter-day prophecy concerning an assembly of great nations moving against Babylon from the north. Thus, the prophecy, presently unfulfilled, must be futuristic.
2. This is a nation whose mother is sorely confounded (see Jeremiah 50:12). Again we see that ancient Babylon had no mother, only a father and founder named Nimrod. Prophetical and futuristic Babylon has a mother who exists at the same time as Israel, but in a confounded, deteriorated condition. Surely Britain is the modern-day mother if America is in view. The recent shrinking of the English pound to the lowest point in history confirms that “mama” is confounded and troubled. In 1897 the first World Zionist Congress expressed their desire to establish (in the ancient land of Israel) a Homeland for the Jews, recognized by other world powers. In 1917 Great Britain also expressed that they would like to establish a Homeland for the Jews in the ancient land of Israel then known as Palestine. In 1922 the League of Nations gave Great Britain a mandate to establish a Jewish Homeland in Palestine, but because of Oil and Arab influence Great Britain reneged on the mandate. To this day England continues to pay a great price for its treatment of the Jews. Great Britain has gone down the tube morally, spiritually, economically and politically. They failed in their moral and Spiritual obligation to Israel, because of politics and oil.
After the Second World War the British gave about 80 percent of the land known as Palestine, to the Arabs rewarding them for their help during the wars. That portion became known as Jordan not an ancient land, but a modern young nation. Most of the citizens of Jordan are Palestinians, making Jordan a predominantly "Palestinian State".
As the fighting between Arabs and Jews increased, the British again showed their anti-Jewish feelings by failing to evacuate a port for Jewish use in bringing in refugees and supplies, as specified by the United Nations timetable. While Britain prevented the Jews from re-enforcing it's strength to withstand the Arab attacks, they allowed the Arabs to be reinforced by detachments of irregulars, trained and armed in the surrounding Arab nations. Another little known fact: Prior to the Second World War Hitler increased his persecution of the Jews. Many of them, fearing what was coming, were on the move trying to get into other countries refused entry they headed for Palestine. The Arabs objected to the Jews coming to Palestine. And Great Britain wanting the Arabs on their side in the event of another war with Germany produced a "White paper" limiting the immigration of Jews to 1500 a month. This figure was a 'drop in the bucket' compared to the number of Jews who were fleeing Hitler's 'final solution'.
3. This nation is the youngest among the great world powers for she is the “hindermost of the nations” or the last to become internationally prominent (see Jeremiah 50:12). America celebrated its bicentennial July 4th, 1976. However, two hundred years of history make our country only a teenager among the nations of the earth, comparatively speaking.
4. This country is an end-time nation, for it exists when Israel is back in her land. Jeremiah 50:19 declare, I will bring Israel again to his habitation. This began in 1948 when the Jews of the world returned to their homeland, hoisted their flag the six-pointed Star of David and named the country Israel. What tremendous proof that God had an end time Babylon in mind when Jeremiah wrote the prophecies 25 centuries ago.
5. This land, according to Jeremiah, "hath been proud against the Lord (Jeremiah 50:29)." This situation exists presently in America. The Supreme Court ruled Bible reading and prayer out of the educational system, and constantly votes on the side of hell bent schemes. Judges set criminals free as soon as police apprehend them. Filthiness also floods the land as pornography, obscenity, and depravity hold sway. Surely haughtiness (arrogantly proud) against God reigns in modern Babylon.
6. This is a nation of "mingled people." Have we not been called the “melting pot” of the world? Millions have come from every nation and tongue to the land of milk and honey. (see Jeremiah 50:37)
7. This is a nation of wealth, for Babylon hath been a golden cup in the Lord’s hand. In fact, the nations who have tasted of her delicacies are mad (Jeremiah 51:7). Even now, the “Third World” nations, whose income levels produce mass starvation, have tasted of America’s dainties, via movies and television, and are becoming insane in their quest to partake of its reality. Who but America could fulfill their dreams? Babylon could, for she is abundant in treasures (Jeremiah 51:13).
8. This land "dwellest upon many waters (Jeremiah 51:13).” This could not be ancient Babylon, a desert country, but it must be a nation similar to ours, bordered on each side by the world’s two largest oceans and having the third longest river system in the world the mighty Mississippi/Missouri; some 4,200 miles long.
9. The people of this land, like ancient Babylon, try to "mount up to heaven (Jeremiah 51:53)." We have already arrived on the moon and sent spaceships to Mars. We have become the preeminent leader in space technology. Certainly the type is cast, the sign fulfilled, and the future calamitous. God sent confusion of tongues upon ancient Babylon because they tried to reach heaven without God and failed. So will America.
10.Next to the outstretched wings of an eagle, America’s second most treasured symbol of freedom is the “Lady of Freedom,” the Statue of Liberty. Isaiah and Jeremiah both refer to this end-time political Babylon as “Lady of Kingdoms” (Isaiah 47:5) and “Daughter of Babylon.” (Jeremiah 50:42)

Jeremiah’s Predictions

The Prophet Jeremiah also presents a picture of this destructive way. The gruesome truths portrayed are not the ramblings of a senile prophet, but the very words of Jehovah God. God tells the prophet, "I have put my words in thy mouth (Jeremiah 1:9)." In fact, God dictated the message through Jeremiah: "Write thee all the words that I have spoken unto thee in a book (Jeremiah 30:2)." Since God is in command of the situation, speaking the very words written, the prophecies are worthy of consideration. America calls itself the lone superpower in the world and is generally recognized as such in the rest of the world. Our leaders constantly remind the world that as America’s economy goes, so goes the rest of the worlds and it is true at this point and time in history. Therefore, hear now this, thou that are given to pleasures, that dwellest securely, that sayest in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me. (Jeremiah 47:8) In "Jeremiah 50:9, an assembly of great nations" (superpowers) is described as coming up against Babylon from the North Country. Russia is north of the U.S.A. The advancing enemies’ arrows are shot with reliable accuracy. Russia’s latest missiles strike within 100 meters of target.

This could picture an onslaught of missiles, which Russia has perfected. The sneak attack, which catches Babylon unaware, cuts asunder and breaks the nation described as the "hammer of the earth (vs. 23)." Does a hammer symbolize America? What does a hammer do? A hammer shapes and creates. Blacksmiths have been famous for their creation with hammers, and America has created and shaped foreign policy for years. Now, this sneak attack against the hammer of the earth is devastating because the archers (missile loaders) are called together against Babylon to knock her from her haughty pedestal and punish her for rejecting the Lord (see vs. 29). All this will take place through a nuclear holocaust: "And the most proud shall stumble and fall, and none shall raise him up: and I will kindle a fire [atomic warfare] in his cities, and it shall devour all round about him (vs. 32)." Furthermore, a sword is upon their horses, and upon their chariots, and upon all the mingled people that are in the midst of her (vs. 37). Then, as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighboring cities thereof [for homosexuality] so shall no man abide there, neither shall any son of man dwell therein. The reason? Behold, a people shall come from the north, and a great nation (vss. 40,4 1). They [the Russians] shall hold the bow and lance: they are cruel, and will not show mercy: their voice shall roar like the sea (vs. 42). At the noise of the taking of Babylon the earth is moved, and the cry is heard among the nations (vs. 46). Chapter 51 continues, "Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain (vs. 8)."

One of the reasons for this nation’s fall lies in the fact that draft dodgers have resisted the call to serve. Yes, "The mighty men of Babylon have forborne to fight, they have remained in their holds: their might hath failed; they became as women (vs. 30)." Another reason lies in the fact that terrorist saboteurs cause internal havoc in the nation. Verse 32 declares, "the passages are stopped...and the men of war [military leaders] are affrighted [scared to death]." During the Kennedy administration America adopted a policy of war, which states it is a no win situation or “mutually assured destruction.” In our War College officers are taught this doctrine. “Passages” may mean “communication lines” and “stopped” is self-explanatory. The traitorous Judases will seize the lines of communication and stop all television, telegraph, and telephone releases. Radio, too, will be cut off. New York City’s past power failures give one a descriptive picture of what follows in the wake of sabotage. America is ripe for such terrorism. China and Russia are jointly working with technology that they claim will be able to disrupt America’s communication systems. Almost everything in America is controlled via computers, so this is the area they are working on. The term for this dismantling of our communication system is known as “Cyber War”. Take heed, all these viruses and of late the “Red Worm” are leading up to this event.

Note: Some say the end-time Babylon is Jerusalem, but this cannot be because the nation of Israel and Jerusalem will never be destroyed again although they will suffer greatly. And it is true Jerusalem will be divided for a time as Zechariah points out. The prophesies of the end time Babylon just do not fit Jerusalem at all.

Note: It would be a foolish mistake to forget the fact that Russia remains the number one sponsor of training for terrorist nations. It is worth noting here that because Russia has long historical ties to the Middle East and is the chief sponsor of terrorism, these missiles don’t all have to come from Russia. Iran is currently working on nuclear missile technology with Russia’s help and Pakistan and India already have nukes. Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iraq, and Yemen are seeking this capability. You will find the countries behind this will have very close ties to Russia's military and intelligence agencies. Also, consider the prophecy of the last form of gentile world power (revived Roman Empire). The current real world situation demands that for this last form of Gentile world power to be ushered in something has to happen to America and Russia. In addition to this prophetic warning of America, Russia’s end is exposed in the 38th and 39th chapters of the book of Ezekiel. What better scenario could be presented to illustrate how the EU or revived Roman Empire will be ushered in to dominate the world?

William P. Hoar, contributing editor for the Review of the News, informs America that Capitol Hill is loaded with Soviet KGB agents. Their manpower has increased by 400 percent in recent months. They go as far as monitoring White House communications with electronic devices located on the roof of the Soviet Embassy in Washington. The Soviet Embassy doubles as a KGB headquarters from which the Reds operate on Capitol Hill. God give our leaders some brains and brawn to see it and brawn to destroy it! To cite further evidence concerning the rise of terrorism within our borders, the head of the FBI warns, “Communist countries are stepping up efforts to steal U.S. industrial secrets and Americans should be on the alert against such spying.” The Red agents “aim to recruit our scientific personnel, steal our research and development technology, and develop information on the economic policies of the United States.” The FBI director pleads with Americans “to exercise patriotism and give America support and cooperation in reporting and stopping such saboteurs within our shores.” Despite all that “patriots” try to do, it appears that a hopeless situation confronts America. Judgment is coming upon all nations (Jeremiah 30:11), and “Babylon” cannot escape this infamous international conflict. Do you think with all the high-tech weaponry we hear our leaders brag about will protect us. Think again! Though she builds a spectacular space program and mounts up to heaven, and though she should fortify the height of her strength [by creating utterly fantastic, atomic-laden space vehicles] (Jeremiah 51:53), still the broad walls of Babylon shall be utterly broken, and her high gates shall be burned with fire (Jeremiah 5 1:58)

John the Revelator’s Description

John, in the Book of Revelation, also gives us insight into modem Babylon. Chapter 17 deals with religious Babylon located upon the Seven Hills of Rome (see verse 9), while chapter 18 deals with political Babylon, which probably is the United States. What does John depict?

1. "A nation through whom the merchants of the earth [have] waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies [or luxuries] (Revelation 18:3)." Take a look at the headlines, for in them you will find other countries economic success is based on what we do. Check out this headline for example: CNN April 19, 2001, Markets throughout Asia charged higher on Thursday, bolstered by a surprise rate cut by the U.S. Federal Reserve.
2. A nation "laden with sins" (see verse 5).
3. A nation, "which hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously" (verse 7). That’s us! We spend 173 billion dollars annually for food, alcohol, tobacco, recreation, and gambling.

John’s Predictions

John, the New Testament expositor of Babylonian destruction, pictures the scene like this: "God is angry at Babylon whose sins have a reached unto heaven and remembers her iniquities (Revelation 18:5)." Babylon must reap what she has sown. Thus, "her plagues come in one day (vs. 8) and consist of the earth [world lead¬ers and statesmen], who have committed ungodly acts with her and lived deliciously off her unlimited wealth, bewail her, and lament over her, when they see the smoke of her burning (vs. 9)." They cry, "Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city, for in one hour is thy judgment come. And the merchants of the earth [the world’s stockbrokers, bankers and salesmen] shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more: The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen (vss. 10-12)." Nuclear blasts end the “covetous” grasping for goods in one hour. Yes, "in one hour so great riches is come to naught [for nothingness] (vs. 17)." No wonder the Savior said, "Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven (Matthew 6:20)." Here one’s accumulated wealth through giving abides forever in the form of souls won to Christ. Thank God, we Christians will not be present to cry with earth’s multitudes when they cast dust on their heads, and [cry], "weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city. For in one hour is she made desolate" (vs. 19).

America’s Decapitation

The present enjoyment will not last forever. America’s decapitation and destruction may come in jet-speed fashion. Only by repenting of our sins as a nation and having an old fashioned, Holy Ghost revival, will we be able to prolong this prophecy. We will become the brutalized, battered, and beaten Babylon of the following texts. God says, For, lo, I will raise and cause to come up against Babylon an assembly of great nations from the north country: and they shall set themselves in array against her (Jeremiah 50:9)." Revelation 18 pictures the kings of the earth, who have lived scandalously in the arms of Babylon, "weeping as her disintegrating smoke ascends heavenward." They are standing afar off and crying, "Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come (Revelation 18:10). They continue in verses 16-19:"

"Alas, alas that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls! For in one hour so great riches is come to naught. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off, and cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city! And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate." China and India are the fastest growing economies in the world today because of America sending technology, service and manufacturing capabilities to them, which forced some European countries and others to follow suit to compete. Today a devastating atomic attack could, in one hour’s time, obliterate everything a nation took two centuries to build. If God has America in mind and it certainly looks that way then what?

Note: The one world government planners feel at this time in our history that all we need now is the right major crisis and the nation will accept the New World Order as stated by David Rockefeller--founder and honorary chairman, Council of the Americas. Chairman emeritus, Council on Foreign Relations. founder and honorary Chairman, Trilateral Commission. He said we are on the verge of a global transformation.

A possible scenario that could bring this about would be a tumultuous terrorist attack at strategic areas of the country. For example, one target that should be considered because of a past terrorist attack is the World Trade Center, which is a major economic center or where all the military planning takes place, the Pentagon. Other possible attacks could occur at our SAC (strategic air command) bases, energy producing centers of America such as Houston and possibly an attack via Cyber War to shut down our communications systems (computers etc.)

It is important to understand one of the reasons America is moving toward fascism today is because it has lost its constitutional moorings. One of the first goals of tyranny is to create fear in the population, fear so paralyzing that the public will accept any measure to allay it. Make the threat onerous enough and the people will relinquish everything. The government is always presenting us with a crisis, whether it is health care, terrorism, crime, environmental or whatever they dream up. We the people are left with two choices, be consumed with the crisis or let the government solve the threat of the day by limiting, constraining, or removing freedoms.

Remember the old Aesop fable about the horse tormented by a boar. Exasperated, Horse asked Man for help. “Certainly,” said Man, “I shall help you, but first you must let me saddle you up.” Agreeing to the terms, Horse found his problem quickly resolved, but found too, the price extracted was weighty: Horse’s freedom. Of course, the moral of this story applies directly to what we see happening in America today, which is a frightened and tormented people that is willing to trade away its fundamental freedoms.

America’s Deception

Communism plans the eventual overthrow of America and its Western allies. The plans perpetrated over sixty years ago are still moving according to schedule. At that time, Lenin, who imported communism into Russia by murder, said, “First, we will take Eastern Europe, then the masses of Asia, then we will encircle the United States, the last bastion of capitalism. We will not have to attack. She will fall into our hands like overripe fruit.” Listen to what Mikhail Gorbachev himself said to the Politburo in November 1987: “Gentlemen, comrades, do not be concerned about all you hear about glasnost and perestroika and democracy in the coming years. These are primarily for outward consumption. There will be no significant internal change within the Soviet Union other than cosmetic purposes. Our purpose is to disarm the Americans and let them fall asleep.” By the way, this reprobate is running all over the U.S. giving speeches convincing people, mainly the elite that we need to be willing to surrender our sovereignty in the name of what is best for the whole world. One of his main tools of fear is the environment. He is not interested in whether or not the scientific facts back his claims. The plan is now in its final stages. The British historian Arnold Toynbee stated that of the 21 civilizations throughout world history, nineteen fell through atheism, alcoholism, materialism, and socialism. America’s decline along these same lines may bring sudden destruction if there is not a movement toward God within our nation soon!

In a study done by Dixie Lee Ray, he noted that throughout the history of great democratic nations, they endured about 200 years before their fall from power and subsequent disintegration. In every case there appears to be a clear-cut sequence of stages:
• From bondage to spiritual faith.
• From faith to great courage.
• From courage to liberty.
• From liberty to abundance.
• >From abundance to complacency.
• From complacency to selfishness.
• From selfishness to apathy.
• From apathy to dependency.
• And from dependency back again into bondage.

Do you see the United States somewhere in this sequence? Has our great country been so compromised and corrupted that we’re now willing to march in lock step to our doom in the footsteps of other fallen nations? A British historian Alexander Tyler once said, “ A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government; they will only exist until the people find that they can vote money for themselves from the treasury and until the politicians find that they can distribute that money in order to buy votes and perpetuate themselves in power. Hence, democracies always collapse over weak fiscal policy to be followed by a dictatorship. “A country which leads the world in homosexuality, promiscuity, pornography, divorce, abortion, violent crime, drug usage, alcoholism, and child abuse: a country which embraces its enemies (China through trade) while turning its back on its friends (Taiwan); and a country which turns its back on its spiritual, Christ-centered heritage while believing itself to still be the greatest is ready for a major fall,” says Don McAlvany. It happened to Rome, Babylon, Persia, Assyria, Greece, and now America (us) is on the verge of allowing it to happen again.

America’s Decline

Is decline already visible in America? Definitely! We have allowed atheists, agnostics, skeptics, and weirdoes to set our standards. Ph.D.s told our college students that there was no creation by an Almighty God. Instead, a lot of “monkey business” took place. These responsible, irreligious God deniers never found the “missing link” of their evolutionary hypothesis and never scientifically proved their allegations. Nevertheless, an entire generation of “brainwashed” graduates listened and accepted their unverified theories. From this beginning, the schools eventually banned the “creation theory,” the Bible, and then, God himself. This degenerative process led to immorality, impropriety, and immobility as they experimented and died from drinks and drugs. I can prove without a doubt that we didn’t come from a monkey. The “brainwashed” victims whom instructors with evolutionary “monkey” tendencies indoctrinated now do what monkeys would never do, kill their babies! Today every conceivable act of vice and violence is the practice of the hour.

America’s Defilement

Today Americans spend approximately 31 billion dollars per year for alcoholic beverages. This amounts to 3 1/2 million dollars per hour! The disease has reached epidemic proportions, and child alcoholism is part of the menace. The federal government’s National Institute on Alcoholic Abuse and Alcoholism states, “By the time students reach the twelfth grade, 50 percent drink regularly and 25 percent have been drunk.” Millions more are drug addicts. Both sins destroy a nation and send unrepentant addicts and drunkards to hell.
Homosexuality and Adultery: a sign that Judgment is Near

The days of Noah and Lot

(Luke 17:26-29 KJV) And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of Man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.
Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot, they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; but the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Referencing the aforementioned sentence reveals that this means they were in a time of much prosperity. Business was booming, things economically couldn't have been better. In David Wilkerson's book America's Last Call, he points out a certain established pattern. Whenever nations turned away from God, he sent them warnings through prophets. If the people didn't respond, God often sent violent storms and drastic weather changes and plagues to wake them up. And if that didn't work, God sent them one final message: he inundated them with prosperity. It was a last, great mercy call.
In most cases, the people despised God's blessings and goodness, turning to indulgence. When that happened, judgment quickly followed. This same pattern can be traced to the rise and fall of all great kingdoms. Paul writes: despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance, but later thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; who render to every man according to his deeds. (Romans 2:4-6). America has just experienced the longest period of economic prosperity in the history of our nation, yet we have not humbled ourselves. We are in effect storing up God's wrath against us just as they did in the days of Noe and Sodom and Gomorrah. The people in Noah's day and Sodom and Gomorrah did not know that prosperity was God's last call to them. And suddenly overnight, the good times ended. Calamity struck in broad daylight and within twenty-four hours the whole society lay in ruins. Please notice the prophecy of John in Revelation 18:10, "for in one hour is thy judgment come." I think one can see the pattern is followed as in the days of Noah and Lot.

People's attitude to homosexuality has allowed it to flourish in our society in spite of the fact that the AIDS disease is the primary culprit result of practicing homosexuals. Corporations and some states across this nation now provide same sex benefits, which in effect is one of the causes in the increase of insurance premiums because of the humongous expense in treating AIDS. Today as in the days of Noe and Sodom and Gomorrah, this abominable lifestyle is accepted by our society as a normal practice as well as adultery.

The days of Lot was marked by Homosexuality

(Jude 1:6 KJV) And the angels, which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. This is making reference to the scriptural depiction of Genesis 6. 2 and Jude 7 of the fallen angels that came down and married the daughter's of men. This is what is meant by the term going after strange flesh in this passage. Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner giving themselves over to fornication and going after strange flesh are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. The very next verse, the days of Lot, were marked by homosexual fornication and that its citizens were of such reprobate minds that they would go after an angel.

It is very important that one understands some overlooked facts concerning homosexuality. In Sodom it was old and young. (Genesis 19:4 KJV) But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round about, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: Notice that it was old and young who went to Lot’s house. Some say the young here does not refer to children but they are wrong. The word young is derived from: na'ar, nah'-ar; (concr.) a boy (as active), from the age of infancy to adolescence. Since there were children, we must assume that two things went on. The first being heterosexual intercourse, to produce for themselves children out of their own greed. The second is the children were taught homosexuality. This is commonplace among lesbians today. This is backed up in that they must have been "raised" this way by their mothers and taught that the lifestyle was "acceptable". Peter in describing these types, that being false teachers say’s: (2nd Peter 2:14-15 KJV) having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin: beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children: which have forsaken the right way and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor who loved the wages of unrighteousness. It was legal. (Gen 19:5 KJV) And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, where are the men, which came in to thee this night? Bring them out unto us, that we may know them. It was both old and young that wanted to have intercourse with the angels. They wanted to sodomize them in "public". When they could not have them, they threatened to do the same to Lot, who was a judge in the city. (Gen 19:9 KJV) And they said, stand back. And they said again, this one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will need be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door. I wonder how far are we from this today?

Drug Fact

Concerning drugs, the Bible declares that the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake, which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death (Revelation 21:8). The term “sorcerer” is the English transliteration from the Greek, Pharmakeia. It means “pharmacy” or “drug store.” The original idea is to use drugs for a “high,” or “lift,” or a “kick”, not for medication! God plainly states that those who use drugs promiscuously are in the “lake of fire.”

Sexual Revolution

The defilement extends into the sexual area as well. Sexual experimentation is now occurring at 13 and 14 years of age. The pressure from the peer group and the media to be sexually active is enormous. The United States reached a milestone of social delinquency in 1999 as illegitimate births reached 33 percent of total births. For the first time in the nation’s history, unmarried women most of who are in no position, financial or otherwise, to raise children by themselves effectively account for one of every three births. Given all that has been learned about the immense educational, criminal and moral disadvantages that afflict the majority of children born out of wedlock, this latest milestone is nothing short of a social catastrophe. The birth rate among teenagers, is nearly 400,000 teenage girls give birth each year to out-of-wedlock children, whom they are in no condition to raise, the social costs to America as well as to the children themselves, both mother and child will continue to be extreme. Subtle “brainwashing” by the media is having its effect. It contributes to sexual intercourse on the part of 35 percent of the girls in the nation who are 15-19 years of age, according to Patricia McCormack in a United Press International release. Surely this makes 1,300,000 sinners in our nation, who live together without a marriage license, feel comfortable in their adulterous condition. After all, if the heroes of the silver screen can do it and make it look decent why not try it! The problem is that God is still against any act of sex that takes place outside the bonds of holy matrimony. If a person does not have a marriage license and plays sex games, he will end up in a devil’s hell. God’s Holy Commandment in Exodus 20:14 is: Thou shalt not commit adultery. What makes one think he can flaunt God’s rules and end up in eternal bliss? God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ (Romans 2:16). Then our brazen disregard of God’s laws will be judged. God’s law declares, Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled [in marriage]: but whoremongers and adulterers [the swingers and the one-night stands], God will judge (Hebrews 13:4). Can America sink any lower in the mud of depravity? Wicked, satanically controlled purveyors of smut, the publishers and sellers of pornography are the guilty culprits behind this filth. However, the educational system of the United States also shares some of the blame for the deteriorated debacle in which the nation finds itself. Recently, a 13-year-old girl came home in a distraught condition because a sex education film entitled, “All About Sex,” had been shown in her home economics class. It showed a nude couple in the actual act! America needs an investigation into the morals of its teaching staff! Many of them bring their barnyard manners into the classroom and present them as rationally acceptable. But a corrupt mind, educated or uneducated, is still rotten to the core. God says, their mind and conscience is defiled (Titus 1:15). This deterioration of standards has led to an abortion rate of one million per year. Where will it end? The next step, undoubtedly, is related to Nazism and Communism. Both maniacal organizations murdered millions. Hitler believed in genocide and practiced it. Babies and adults with physical blemishes were liquidated. The communists murdered millions more than the Nazis for political reasons. Likewise, our educated “morons” are now advocating “mercy killing” as the next step in America’s defiling decline.

A recent winner of the Nobel Prize has advocated that newborn babies should not be considered alive until they are two days old and have been certified as healthy by medical examiners. He also advocates compulsory death for all at age eighty.

Murderers

It is plain to see that callousness is sweeping the United States. Kill the unborn, kill the aged, and kill anyone who stands in the way of another’s selfish aspirations. This callousness produces sadistic and violent murderers. In past history, rare instances of torture and mutilation occurred. Today, it occurs frequently. Our president recently agreed to allow funding for embryonic research justifying it because these embryos have already been destroyed. My question is this, “what happens if they find great success with this embryonic research? Will it justify the slaughter of life?” Of course it will! Our president made a bad decision by opening Pandora’s Box of justifiable homicide. God and the Bible are for capital punishment. Vicious killers such as these should pay with their lives! Exodus 21:12 says, He that smiteth a man, so that he die, shall be surely put to death. Again, He that killeth any man shall surely be put to death (Leviticus 24:17). Many of today’s criminals escape earthly judgment because of lenient judges. Still, eternal judgment will come because murderers shall have their part in the lake, which burneth with fire and brimstone (Revelation 2 1:8). This same callousness also produces merciless robbers, looters, and plunderers. A few lights go out in a city and the “animals” stalk their victims. They cry, “We are hungry,” but most of them look like stuffed sausages. Many of these thieves had previously robbed, raped, and plundered when the lights were on and scores more had top paying jobs. Their “Uncle Sam owed it to me” attitude prevailed and crime reigned. Our dependency from cradle to grave on governmental funds will undoubtedly produce a socialistically controlled nation. This same situation destroyed civilization after civilization, as creeping socialism-grasped power. How different from God’s instructions! He states through Paul, If any would not work, neither should he eat. For we hear that there are some, which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies [or troublemakers]. Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread. (2 Thessalonians 3:10-12). Laziness and idleness produce robbers, rapists, looters, troublemakers, and murderers who have nothing to do but daydream and carry out their “fairy tale” hallucinations.

America’s Ministerial Defilement

To further aggravate the situation, we have doctrinally defiled clergymen who mock everything that is right. They think they know more than God. He wrote the Bible and they knock its precepts, standards, and teachings. For instance, a London Associated Press release stated, “The divinity of Jesus is being challenged by a panel of British Protestant theologians who say He should be regarded as a great teacher, not a supernatural miracle worker.” In a new book, entitled The Myth of God Incarnate, the seven theologians argue that Jesus was not God in human form but “a man approved by God” for a special role. The authors state that Jesus did not claim to be divine, but was promoted to divinity by early Christians who were still under pagan influences. What blasphemy! This kind of dedication to the destruction of God and His Word is common. Our pulpits are full of ordained hypocrites who spouted fundamental Bible principles at their ministerial induction services and then slid back into religious anarchy as the years progressed. The Apostle Peter warned against such false prophets: There shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them (2 Peter 2:1).

America’s Coming Judgment

America is on the road to judgment. God’s Word speaks of an hour when all nations shall be involved in a horrendous international conflict, undoubtedly World War III. Isaiah gives witness to this fact. He speaks of a war in which Babylon will be involved: This is the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth: and this is the hand that is stretched out upon all the nations (Isaiah 14:26). In Jeremiah 30:11, God says: "I will make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered thee [Israel]." This would of necessity include America because five million scattered Israelites live in the United States. Our end is predicted in this text. No nation is exempt including the United States from the universal judgment to come: "I will execute vengeance in anger and fury upon the heathen; such as they have not heard! (Micah 5:15). "I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the heathen (Haggai 2:22)." He shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles (Isaiah 42:1). The lion is come up from his thicket, and the destroyer of the [nations] is on his way (Jeremiah 4:7)." America is included in this horrendous catastrophe that will envelope the globe. We, along with other nations, have sinned terribly and must pay the price. The Bible says, Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people (Proverbs 14:34). Again, The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God (Psalm 9:17). Soon nuclear and neutron blasts shall engulf the world as sin is judged. When it happens, the human race will have brought the devastating destruction upon itself, for they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same (Job 4:8). Thus far, we have shown that America is included in the “all nations” that will experience destruction during earth’s bloodiest hour. However, there is even stronger evidence to suggest that our nation is especially mentioned and pinpointed for oblivion. Evidence for this is found in the Babylonian prophecies, which speak of, a nation under judgment. Jeremiah states "Babylon is a desolation among the nations (see 50:23), that she has cities of her own (see 51:43), and that she also has a king or leader ruling over her (see 50:18)." This certainly could not depict ancient Babylon, which was a city, not a nation. Also, the Medes destroyed old Babylon and Persians from the East, while future Babylon will be destroyed by northern nations. God says, "I will raise and cause to come up against Babylon an assembly of great nations from the north country [Russia] (Jeremiah 50:9)." Russia is not only the northern invader of Israel (Ezekiel 38:15 and 39:2), but the northern aggressor of Babylon as well. In addition, Russia is north of America! Then, too, old Babylon was a wicked idolatrous city whereas the final political Babylon is called the “heritage” of the Lord who faces judgment because of her back¬sliding (see Jeremiah 50:11). Finally, old Babylon was not a city of mingled races, but end time Babylon is a nation of integrated “mingled people” (see Jeremiah 50:37). This Babylon is singled out for devastation.

Questions and Answers about America’s Future

Q: Is America’s present and future predicted in the Bible?
Yes. After much study one cannot come to any other conclusion.

Q: What are these prophecies and where are they located?
They are mentioned in the writings of Isaiah, Jeremiah, and John. Let’s begin with Isaiah. The prophet depicts a latter-day nation that resembles modern America. He says, "Woe" to the land shadowing with wings, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia: that sendeth ambassadors by the sea, even in vessels of bulrushes upon the waters, saying, Go, ye swift messengers, to a nation scattered and peeled, to a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden down, whose land the rivers have spoiled! (Isaiah 18:1,2)." From this we deduce the following:
1. America’s emblem, a bald eagle with outstretched wings, fulfills the prophet’s description of a "land shadowed with wings."
2. The nation is beyond the sea from Israel.
3. This nation is scattered and peeled, meaning spread out and cultured.
4. It is measured or staked out, as well. (States, counties, cities; all bound by boundaries)
5. This nation also has spoiled or polluted waterways that affect the land.

Q: What about the description of Babylon itself? Where is it mentioned in God’s Word?
Political Babylon is mentioned in the writings of Jeremiah and John. It was God Almighty who gave the prophecies through His servants. God spoke and man wrote. That is why God says in Jeremiah 30:2, Write thee all the words that I have spoken unto thee in a book. This statement shows that the predictions are not the ramblings of men, but statements from Jehovah God himself. In the New Testament the apostle Peter backs this up. In [2nd Peter 1:21] Peter tells us “for the prophecy came not at any time by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” To deny prophecy would force a Christian to deny their Christian existence because the Apostle Paul tells us in [Ephesians 2:19,20] “Now, therefore, ye are no more strangers and sojourners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God; and are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone.”

Q: What does Jeremiah state?
In chapters 50 and 51 of his book, Jeremiah presents conclusive evidence that a “latter-day” Babylon shall come into existence far different from, and superior to, ancient Babylon. Modern America seems to be the fulfillment of these predictions because:
1. It is a nation of mingled people (see Jeremiah 50:37). America has intermingled and interracial inhabitants and is referred to as the “melting pot of the world”.
2. This is a nation whose “mother shall be sore confounded” (see Jeremiah 50:12), coexisting with “mother” at the hour of its decline. Ancient Babylon does not fit the bill since a father Nimrod founded it. However, America’s mother is England who presently is confounded, confused, and near collapse, financially. This nation no longer is considered a superpower and soon mother and daugh¬ter shall both be challenged.
3. According to the prophet, this country dwellest upon many waters (see Jeremiah 51:13). This typifies America, bordered on each side by the world’s two largest oceans and possessing the longest river system on the globe the mighty Mississippi/Missouri. Surely ancient Babylon, composed of barren deserts, was not in view when Jeremiah wrote such prophecies.
4. This nation’s wealth plagues the nations of earth to the point of insane jealousy, for Jeremiah 51:7 declares, Babylon hath been a golden cup in the Lord’s hand...therefore the nations are mad.
5. This country’s space exploits are so utterly fantastic that it tries to mount up to heaven (Jeremiah 51:53). America’s Echo 1, Echo 2, the Telstar satellites’ voyages to the moon, and unmanned space flights to Mars are significant in the light of Jeremiah’s declarations.
6. Babylon will exist when Israel is back in its land. America is only 200 years old, and the newborn babe Israel is a child. The new land of Israel was established in 1948, meaning that the prophecies could only coexist since that hour. Who but America can fulfill the requirements mentioned to this point and coexist with Israel?

Q. Does the Apostle John have anything add?
Yes! John, in the Book of Revelation, pictures two Babylon’s. One is portrayed as a world religion, geographically located on seven hills, undoubtedly the Seven Hills of Rome (see Revelation 17:9). The other Babylon is an internationally respected nation (see Revelation 18). John describes the nation in the following terms:
1. The merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies (Revelation 18:3).
2. It is laden with sins (Revelation 18:5).
3. She hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously (Revelation 18:7). Sadly, this nation’s superabundance of material goods produced idleness and sin.

Q. The Apostle John mentions this nation’s overabundance of wickedness. What is now happening in America relating to this “latter-day” prophecy?
America has never been in such a state of degradation and hopelessness. Truly America is loaded with iniquity. The pollution inundating our land centers on:
1. Drunkenness or “alcoholism.” Ten million inebriates drink themselves into insensibility on a continual basis, while millions more spend billions on booze annually.
2. Drug addiction, which mars and scars another ten million.
3. Tobacco, which pollutes both lungs and land to the tune of ten billion dollars per year.
4. Gambling which robs needy millions through governmentally controlled lotteries and Mafia dominated casinos to the amount of 60 billion dollars each year.
5. Prostitution and pimping which spreads disease and shame to nine million Americans every twelve months.
6. Homosexuality, which seeks to boast about its perverted members. In anger, they desire to come out of the closet. Well, the closet is a good place to practice sex. If it is good enough for the married in the privacy of the closet, why should homosexuals receive special privileges to proclaim their perversity? God says, It is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret (Ephesians 5:12).
7. Smut peddlers spreading sexual filth via magazine racks also cover the nation. Their satanically inspired garbage is found everywhere, including the corner grocery store. Christians should rise up in arms, boycott the devil’s hangouts loaded with soul destroying, adulterous materials, and patronize the shops of decent Americans. Since Jesus said that the lust of the eye amounted to adultery (see Matthew 5:28), then why fraternize such soul damning dealers who bait the young into a life of lustful slavery and eternal hell?
8. Immoral lepers also plague the nation. As a result, millions are carrying illegitimate babies. Thousands of victims are 11 to 13 years of age. It appears that high school sex education courses have stimulated rather than educated the young. Sex sin, however, is reaping its reward. Presently nine million people with venereal disease have reaped the reward of running sores from eyes, ears, mouth, genitals, and other moisture producing areas of the body.
9. Abortion, the murder of “unwanted babies,” is also affecting one million women annually. These so-called cultured but barbaric sinners think nothing of having their little bundles from God hacked to pieces and flushed. Never mind that God says, Thou shalt not kill (Exodus 20:13). Sinners have taken the matter into their own hands, but remember that God holds the final trump card the Judgment (see Revelation 20:11-15).
10. “Mercy Killers” are also on the ascendancy in America. They are progressive abortionists who have become hardened to killing and now wish to include the “mommies and daddies” along with the “babies.” The honor thy father and thy mother in God’s Commandments (Exodus 20:12) interferes with their fun. The responsibility is too great. So the old folks must go.
11. Murderers stalk the country. Fifty thousand are savagely slaughtered within the nation annually. The human animals that stalk, torture, brutalize, and then slaughter their victims, use hatchets, knives, and guns. Then they decapitate and dismember the victims and finally burn and bury the remains.
12. Robbers and looters also rear their ugly faces, destroying, plundering, and pillaging other people’s lifetime accumulations. They call this “fair play” or equalizing the inequities of life.

Q: Can a nation continue under such sinful circumstances?
Not indefinitely! The Bible says, Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people (Proverbs 14:34). Sin produces disaster for individuals and nations. This is why Psalm 9:17 declares, the wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God. Job 4:8 states, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.

Q: Is judgment imminent for our beloved nation?
There is no doubt about it? Isaiah describes the judgment of the “latter days” as being administered upon all nations including America. A person does not have to agree with the interpretation of Babylon to know that America, as a nation, is part of the coming holocaust administered against all nations. It then must be included in such texts as Jeremiah 30:11: 1 make a full end of all nations. I will execute vengeance in anger and fury upon the heathen, such as they have not heard (Micah 5:15). [God] shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles (Isaiah 42:1), and the destroyer of the Gentiles is on his way (Jeremiah 4:7). No doubt about it America is part of the “all nations” package marked for destruction.

Q: Are there any specific judgments administered against Babylon, already identified as America?
Yes, a sneak attack, similar to Pearl Harbor, is predicted upon Babylon in Jeremiah 50:24. God says,” I have laid a snare for thee, and thou art also taken, 0 Babylon, and thou wast not aware." John, in Revelation 18, describes the reactionary effects of this surprise attack. The bankers, merchants, and workmen all wail, saying, alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! For in one hour is thy judgment come (Revelation 18:10).

Q. Who will be the ruthless villain who violently strikes without warning?
None other than Russia! All her blasphemous negotiations around the detente doctrine add up to lying rhetoric. Her communistic leaders have never known the meaning of truth or honesty and the future will prove it! Jeremiah 50:9 predicts that an assembly of great nations (superpowers) will come up against Israel from the north. This is the same northern bear that marches on Israel (Ezekiel 38:15). Actually, Russia is north of both America and Israel. It is interesting to note that neither the United States nor the Soviet Union will win. Both military giants will be crushed. Some biblical scholars believe that Russia will start the sneak nuclear attack against the United States, crippling her, and then move against Israel where God Almighty will smash this godless communistic monstrosity into oblivion, leaving only one sixth of her armies (Ezekiel 39:2). Whatever the alignment of events, it is clear that both nations will fall, Christ will return, and world peace will begin.

Q: Is it fair to say then that all these prophecies are related to Christ’s return?
No doubt about it. In fact, it all occurs after the Rapture and just before Christ returns to earth. The timetable is presented in Isaiah 13:10: The stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine. This is the exact prophecy Christ mentioned in Matthew 24:29, portraying the final scenes of the Tribulation Hour prior to His return to earth. He said, immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken. The sneak attack, then, is definitely a final Tribulation occurrence. Luke further admonishes us “and when these things begin to come to pass then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth near.”