America and the Repeat of History
By Ron Graham . . . Rapture Ready
“Alas, sinful nation, A people laden with iniquity, A brood of evildoers, Children who are corrupters, They have forsaken the LORD, They have provoked to anger The Holy One of Israel, They have turned away backward.” Isaiah 1:4
Why is it that we as a nation seem to be declining in our preeminence as the world’s most technically advanced superpower nation on the globe? Well let’s see if we can figure this out together. As in every past super-civilization, an end came to their world dominance. The US is no different than that of the ancient Roman Empire that dominated the world for a time, or any of the other great empires that enjoyed world dominance for a season. The ills that brought the Roman Empire down are the same ills that have infected and are now permeating the American culture. Most Americans refuse to see this simple historically accurate similarity and therefore are doomed to watch the same scenario play out again. Although there are many differences between the two cultures mentioned the similarities are undeniable.
Are there any recent super-nations which have faded? The old Soviet Union was once a great nation, but just like the Roman Empire it is a matter of history now. “Great” doesn’t necessarily mean “good”; in the case of these great empires there was very little good about them.
The significance and importance of the contributions that these past super-empires had to offer is not to be overlooked. History speaks of their technological prowess and how these advancements enlightened the human race in many ways. Architecture, agriculture, aqueduct, road systems, the list goes on and on. Yes, these past civilization were a major influence on our current culture. Each of these great empires were eventually conquered or otherwise failed and are now only found on the pages of history books.
How could a world power such as the Great Roman Empire disappear from the scene leaving behind just a bunch of architectural ruins as the only evidence of their existence? If we go further back in history, though, we see the Chaldeans (Babylonians) being defeated by the Medo-Persians. Then Alexander the Great conquered the known world including Babylon when it belonged to Persia and took it away from that great Persian king, Darius, and then Alexander made Babylon his capital. But after Alexander’s death his empire was split into four parts and given to his top four generals. That was the precipice which toppled Alexander’s once great world empire. After being divided, Alexander’s former kingdom was easily conquered by the Romans. It’s interesting how none of them continued in their prosperity after a relatively short run at world dominance.
I suppose the secular world would not look at the demise of these former world powers as I do. Simply put, they turned away from God. Some might say they never had a relationship with the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and I would somewhat agree with them on that point. Although, we must remember that God loves all men and He loved the leaders of those empires and gave them every opportunity to repent and accept Him as their God and Savior. That’s how He works even today. We may look at an individual as a thoroughly evil person without a spark of good in them, yet God says to that person “Turn from your ways, I love you and have no desire to see you choose Hell or the lake of fire over Heaven.”
The United States of America became a superpower on this planet back around the end of the Second World War; from that time on we have progressed exponentially. If we give it some serious thought, America hadn’t made many earth shattering advances technologically speaking for the first one hundred or so years that she was a self-governing nation. By using our history books we can look back thousands of years and by doing so we find no real technological advancements, from the time of those ancient civilizations up to and including the 1800’s. Beginning in the mid 1900’s, though, America has made huge strides in technology and every other field of endeavor. “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,” Psalms 33:12
Along with those great strides came great responsibility to God, and that, my friends, happens to be where American fell flat on her face. Two hundred and thirty-two years after it’s founding as a nation America is headed into oblivion just like the once great Roman Empire. God is the giver of all blessings, and whether or not we see it that way determines our future. No God, no future. Belief in that fact alone is the determinate truth. “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning,” James 1:17.
Why did those great empires fall apart? They were given great blessings by God Almighty but refused to give God the glory for what they had received. Most refused to recognize Him as God at all. Our God is a jealous God. Each of those great empires fell into worshiping false gods. They worshiped the creature instead of the Creator. This pagan worship led God to reveal His Holy indignation by removing His blessings from them, and once God removes His blessings the inevitable end is in sight. “If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay [it] to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the LORD of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay [it] to heart,” Malachi 2:2.
For the past few years now, we Americans have been watching some very disturbing signs accruing in our land. Weather patterns have changed the face of our nation, and earthquakes have increased and are now occurring at great numbers all around America. Catastrophic hurricanes in the south and along the eastern seaboard, devastating forest fires burning through western states causing major damage to homes and businesses are leaving many to ask the questions “Why?”, “What’s going on?”, or better yet “What’s coming next”? Major diseases have either appeared or reappeared on the scene. Social patterns are changing. America has replaced the God of the Holy Bible with the god of this world. The sanctity of life and of marriage is being replaced by abominations. “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people,” Proverbs 14:34
Something that was very prevalent in the cultures of old was child sacrifices. America is deeply into child sacrifices, commonly known as abortion. You may say America aborts unwanted fetuses humanely, and I’ll tell you this, those great empires of the past also saw nothing wrong with placing a live baby on a red hot stone statue of a false god and watching it burn to death. Recently there have been news reports of live babies being left to die on the garbage heaps at Planned Parenthood offices.
Because of the Godless society we live in today, too many American doctors, after taking an oath to preserve life, have no problem killing a fully formed baby as it is exiting its mother’s womb. This is premeditated first degree murder. There is no difference between these murderous doctors and those ancient societies sacrificing babies to pagan gods. Any doctor who can terminate a helpless, living, fully formed human infant as it’s being born is a monster. Life begins at conception. Any loving, feeling, intelligent MD will tell you that. In God’s eyes there is no difference in the murderers of today and those butchers of old. They are still sacrificing babies to the god of sex.
In the following verse Jesus is talking about the end times and He tells us of one sign in particular to watch for: “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold,” Matthew 24:12. “Wax cold” is, in my opinion, watered down by the translators of the original Greek into English. The Greek word used by Matthew is “psych ” I think that pretty much describes the monsters aligned with Planned Parenthood.
I’ve written in the past of the abomination of homosexuality and I will continue to place that abomination at the forefront of the battle which the devil wages against God’s followers; a most repugnant filth which is destroying America from within. Those Great Empires of the past which no longer exist were as steeped in homosexuality as America is today – either through practicing or condoning such a disgusting and reprobate lifestyle. God will not allow this behavior forever; remember what the Bible tells us happened to Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities. He gave them every opportunity to repent and to change their minds about the evil that they practiced. Finally time ran out for them as it did for the Great Empires of the past and as it will one day very soon for America. “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,” Jude 1:7. They were “set forth as an example”, and could the signs be clearer, speaking of the calamity that’s coming?
So what is the solution to all this evil present in the good ol’ U.S. of A.? God has a solution and it’s on the horizon destined to be played out to America’s chagrin. Christians, what we need to do before God fulfills His righteous indignation and pours out His wrath on America is to get the word out about the saving grace of Jesus Christ our Lord. Tell as many as we can about the truth of the Gospel God commanded us to proclaim. Begin with your family and friends, and then move out into your little part of the world where you work, play, teach, whatever makes up your world.
Jesus is coming back you know, soon! In chapter 24 of the Gospel of Matthew Jesus spoke of the signs which would precede His second coming. They are all becoming visible right now. Know this too, Jesus will remove His Church from the earth at least seven years before His second advent.
Time is short. Don’t let procrastination determine your destination.
God bless you all,
Yours in Christ,
Paul N. F.