- Religion and Philosophy
America in Prophecy
Whether you believe in the last days, the seven years noted in the Book of Revelations before Christ returns, current events seem to be laying the ground work for those final days. During the first 3.5 years of the 7, scholars have seemed to agree on the demise of the USA on the world stage. To some, the US, once was under God, the chosen land, has drifted astray, even though many still have faith. On a whole, America is no longer on favored status with God. Many things have already happened that have caught many eyes, even those not normally religious: the topsy turvey weather and seasons, the extremes of bad weather more frequently, they more frequent volcano eruptions from formerly distinct mountains, the increased severity of earthquakes and tsunamis, the economy of the US and the world in general, countries and cities going bankrupt, a more violent and intolerant society over petty things. All these things catch everyone's attention and then there is Iran's nuclear ambitions. In broad terms, all are noted in the Book of Revelations during the first 3.5 years.
America will fail. We will suffer far worse calamities that kill millions of people. America will become a past great country as our leadership fumbles internationally, as foreigners no longer consider us a great power to reckon with. Look no further than Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, Eqypt, Turkey, Iran.
America will suffer from some kind of mass destruction weapon. It will no doubt come from a Jihadist, terrorist organization or Iran. Perhaps, Obama is appeasing the Iranians to get their modest cooperation while all along, ignoring Israel and others. As the Iranians play along giving small nuggets of concessions to Obama, they continue to build their nuclear bomb. So far, the talks are a joke and bought Iran another month. Then, in July, probably when the Israelis wanted to attack, Obama announced a visit to Israel. Times moves on and soon, Iran will have the bomb. Then what?
Maybe that is when more prophecy kicks in. Maybe a dirty bomb is smuggled into the USA and ignited, maybe then, Iran will sent its rockets into Israel causing worldwide panic, causing Israel to sent its nukes into Iran. Worse, maybe Iran will toss their few nukes onto the American landscape.
The point is, something catastrophic happens to America that simply ravages it and our way of life to the point that we are no longer a great world power because of internal problems caused by these events. Nuclear weapons are the only things I can think of that may be referenced in the Revelations. When America stops being the trusted world power, that is when the European NATO countries will assert their power and dominate.
Scary stuff, whether you believe it or not.