What is America’s Destiny? (Part 2 of 7)
By Dr. David Reagan
Possible Scenarios for a Missing America
There are several possible scenarios to explain our absence from end time Bible prophecy:
1) Terrorist Devastation
Because of our freedoms and open borders, we are a sitting duck for terrorist attacks that could fatally disrupt our society. Such attacks could take various forms — biological, chemical and electronic. They could even take the form of suitcase nuclear dirty bombs.
It is almost impossible to protect a society from suicide terrorists who are willing to sacrifice themselves for their cause.
2) External Nuclear Attack
A second possibility is either direct atomic hits or indirect ones in the form of electromagnetic pulse explosions in the atmosphere above our nation.
3) Internal Moral Rot
A third possible scenario would be an internal collapse due to moral rot which could lead to the breakdown of law and order, resulting in widespread violence.
4) An Economic Collapse
A fourth possibility is an economic collapse due to the astronomical national debt we have so recklessly built up over the past few decades.
In the first edition of my book about the United States in Bible prophecy, published in 2003, I wrote:
“The first thing that comes to mind is an economic catastrophe that will result from our out of control debt situation…There is no way to escape the conclusion that America has become a debt junkie.”
I concluded with this observation:
“I believe an unprecedented economic collapse is highly likely because money is the real god of America, and the true God of this universe is a jealous One who does not tolerate idolatry. God, by His very nature, is going to be compelled to destroy our false god.”
5) The Rapture
There is a fifth scenario that could explain our nation’s absence in end time prophecy, and it is the one I prefer and pray for. I’m thinking, of course, of the Rapture of the Church. Even though we have become a secular nation, we still have many true Christians, many of which are in powerful positions of government, industry and the military.
The Rapture would produce mass chaos in our nation on an unprecedented scale. It would undoubtedly result in martial law. Probably the only way we could survive is to reach out to Europe and ask to be included in the European Union.
So, once again, my conclusion is that the United States is not specifically mentioned in end time Bible Prophecy.
But, we are there!
We are there in prophetic type — in prophetic symbolism.
In the third part of our series concerning America’s destiny, we will discover America’s prophetic type.