Jim Bramlett (19 Oct 2011)
"Suicide of a Superpower"

Dear friends:

Former Presidential candidate, best-selling author, and political pundit Patrick J. Buchanan has a new book out: Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?

His premise is that America is disintegrating.  The “one Nation under God, indivisible” of the Pledge of Allegiance is passing away. In a few decades, that America will be gone forever. In its place will arise a country unrecognizable to our parents. 

Pat can sometimes be pessimistic, but he is also very insightful and often correct.

He says that as recent as a generation ago, America was relatively unified.  Most people agreed with what is right and wrong.  Most people knew the true God as the God of the Bible.  No, they were not perfect, but most agreed on essentials.  And most were patriotic. 

An Amazon.com book review says, "America was born a Western Christian republic, writes Buchanan, but is being transformed into a multiracial, multicultural, multilingual, multiethnic stew of a nation that has no successful precedent in the history of the world.  Where once we celebrated the unity, the melting pot and shared experience, that the Depression and World War gave us, our elites today proclaim, “Our diversity is our greatest strength!” -- even as racial, religious, and ethnic diversity are tearing nations to pieces."

I have not read the book so I am not aware whether or not Buchanan approaches the subject from a biblical, prophetic perspective.  However, perhaps without realizing it, his argument is totally biblical.

Jesus described the time of His coming: "Nation shall rise against nation" (Matthew 24:7).  The word nation in the original Greek is "ethnos," where we get the word ethnic.  It does not necessarily mean nations within political boundaries. Jesus is saying that ethnic groups will be fighting ethnic groups and classes of people fighting each other within nations.  This is increasingly happening around the world, in America and elsewhere.

For example, Barack Obama, an anti-American and Marxist, is actively promoting class warfare in his own country: blacks and Hispanics against whites, the rich against the not so rich, etc.  We are an increasingly divided nation.  That seems to be his agenda and goal.

What is happening in America and in the world is exactly what Jesus predicted before His return.