The Unraveling of the United States

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Part One

June 3, 2013

Is it just me, or does it seem like this country is spiraling out of control at an unprecedented rate? Even casual observers have to be wondering what’s happening to the American way of life. A chilling transformation has been taking place which has dramatically affected our economy, culture, academia, health care, and our very political structure.

Ironically, Senator Barack Obama, when running for President in 2007, told us that it was his intention to “fundamentally transform America.” What did that mean? And why would a president want to “fundamentally transform” America? And how would that transformation come about?

Don’t get me wrong. It’s not my purpose to berate the President. But I don’t intend to shy away from being critical of any politician (regardless of party affiliation) who has contempt for our Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, the Constitution, and Natural Law—on which our laws are based.

Our country is massively divided into many disparate groups. Politicians capitalize on the disparity of those groups and pit them against their political foes. To list a few:

On the Left you have feminists, the LGBT (Lesbian/Gay/Bi-Sexual/Transgender) community, environmentalists, labor unions, pro-abortion advocates, academia, the mainstream media, and advocates of big government. On the Right: the Tea Party, advocates of smaller government, the NRA, Pro-Lifers, Christian Fundamentalists, Fox News, and talk radio. This pitting of groups against each other is known as “identity politics.”

The granddaddy of identity politics is played when the administration fosters visceral hatred between an even larger group of Americans: Those who pay federal income tax and those who are recipients of government benefits, such as food, housing, cell phones, and more. Sadly and tragically, those in positions of power (along with help of the mainstream media) are encouraging low-income constituents to overtly and vociferously break God’s 10th Commandment, “You shall not covet.” You see this almost daily in government’s demand for “the greedy rich” to pay ever more taxes for the benefit of those who are deemed by government to be “less fortunate.”

That’s not the way this country was founded, and it’s not how it became the most blessed nation on the face of the earth.

It’s unconscionable for politicians to encourage constituents to break God’s Laws. The politics of envy is but one of the destructive forces tearing this country apart. Virtually all of God’s Laws are being trampled and denigrated at the behest of our leadership. Most assuredly, they are culpable and will be held responsible when godly judgments on this country occur. Our founders knew well that our Republic could only succeed and flourish if we were able to govern our own personal lives in an upright manner. John Adams, one of our founding fathers and second President of the United States, made this prescient observation more than 200 years ago: “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other” [emphasis added]. Then there’s the famous quote from Alexis de Tocqueville: “America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”

Clearly, we don’t have a moral and religious majority in this country. What we are witnessing on a daily basis is what happens to an immoral and irreligious people. Unless or until the majority of this country repents and turns back to God, our future is bleak.

Part Two

July 25, 2013

The week ending April 20, 2013, was not a good one for America. First came the terrorist bombing at the Boston Marathon finish line which took the lives of four unsuspecting innocents and seriously wounded or maimed almost 200 others. Later that week in West, Texas, a fertilizer plant caught fire, causing a massive explosion, leveling nearby homes and apartments. At this writing the body count is 14, but many more are still missing. Virtually everyone in this small Czechoslovakian community has been affected by the devastation. No one suspects terrorism in the West explosion, but people are still asking and wondering what’s going on in our country, as nearly every week we experience some sort of disaster.

Last year I read Jonathan Cahn’s best-selling book, The Harbinger, an intriguing novel based on a prophecy in Isaiah against ancient Israel. The prophecy is real and it’s dual. It was written for the ancients and it was written for today. The amazing prophecy is accurately documented in historical records of our founding at George Washington’s inauguration and is corroborated with recent documents since the terrorist attack on 9/11.

On Inauguration Day this past January, Cahn was invited to speak at President Obama’s Prayer Breakfast. In his captivating speech, he reiterated the prophecy detailed in The Harbinger. His message is one every American needs to hear because it’s a message from God, right out of the pages of Isaiah. It’s available on YouTube for anyone who cares to see and hear it.

When people wonder what’s going on in this country, they can know. But all too often the source of that essential information is neglected, minimized, marginalized, or rejected. There’s a dire warning in Hosea 4:6: “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.”

That verse is applicable to everyone, regardless of nationality, because God is going to judge all nations. If prophecies are written and harbingers (warnings/signs) are given in the pages of the Bible, how will people know about them if they never crack open the book?

We’ve been blessed in this country to have a natural and supernatural hedge around us providing protection from our enemies. But has that hedge now been lifted? You have to wonder. It may be stamped on our coinage that we trust in God; at one time, we really did trust in God. Now? Not so much! There was even a time when the Bible was used as a textbook in schools. Now it’s not even allowed.

Our country is unraveling to be sure, but not because God is necessarily causing it to happen. He probably hasn’t even had to touch his “smite” button. We and other countries around the world are unraveling because we’re living the way we want—and our way causes destruction and calamity. That’s not to say he’s never going to “smite” us. At some point, horrific judgments are going to befall us.

God is just, and we will ultimately have to pay for our egregious national and personal sins. Could we, as a country, turn back to God, or is it too late for that?

There could be a spiritual revival. Even if there’s not a national revival, there can be a revival in your family, in the church, among your circle of friends, and even in your community; but it will require vigilance, dedication, fasting, and much prayer. It could happen. . . but it has to start with you.


Rich Glasgow

Richard Glasgow, Ambassador College graduate and avid student of Ron Dart, brings the Minor Prophets and the Book of Daniel to life. Intriguing lessons you'll never forget!

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