Will God Cause The U.S. To Collapse?

The Democrats have dropped God from their 2012 platform.  They no longer support Jerusalem as being the capital of Israel.  They have every right to do whatever they believe.  My concern is what may it do to America?  Oops!  They decided it would cost too many votes and put it back in.  But they didn’t get the two-third vote needed.  So what might cause the U.S. to collapse?

The Israelites would not share their religious beliefs with the world.  They wouldn’t eat with a Gentile or enter their homes.  Some Gentiles were converted to Judaism but very few.  When Christ came He established the church so the world could hear the Gospel and all could become saved and worship God.  I believe God established America to people whom He designated to spread the good news of a New Covenant where people could be saved by grace and become children of God.  Israel and its people were established to spread the Old Testament and America and the church’s purpose was to spread the New Testament.  I don’t think that is a stretch and history supports it.

I believe many of God’s commands to the Israelites apply to America.  As I often read the Old Testament I ask: “Is this Scripture applicable to the United States”?  If the following Scripture covers America, shouldn’t we be concerned?

Deuteronomy 8:1 – 20 – “Be careful to follow every command I am giving you today, so that you may live and increase and may enter and possess the land the Lord promised on oath to your ancestors.  Remember how the Lord your God led you all the way in the wilderness these forty years, to humble and test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands.  He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your ancestors had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord. Your clothes did not wear out and your feet did not swell during these forty years.  Know then in your heart that as a man disciplines his son, so the Lord your God disciplines you.   Observe the commands of the Lord your God, walking in obedience to him and revering him.  For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land—a land with brooks, streams, and deep springs gushing out into the valleys and hills; a land with wheat and barley, vines and fig trees, pomegranates, olive oil and honey; a land where bread will not be scarce and you will lack nothing; a land where the rocks are iron and you can dig copper out of the hills.  When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the Lord your God for the good land he has given you.  Be careful that you do not forget the Lord your God, failing to observe his commands, his laws and his decrees that I am giving you this day.  Otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied, when you build fine houses and settle down, and when your herds and flocks grow large and your silver and gold increase and all you have is multiplied, then your heart will become proud and you will forget the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. He led you through the vast and dreadful wilderness, that thirsty and waterless land, with its venomous snakes and scorpions. He brought you water out of hard rock.  He gave you manna to eat in the wilderness, something your ancestors had never known, to humble and test you so that in the end it might go well with you.  You may say to yourself, “My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.”  But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.   If you ever forget the Lord your God and follow other gods and worship and bow down to them, I testify against you today that you will surely be destroyed.  Like the nations the Lord destroyed before you, so you will be destroyed for not obeying the Lord your God.”

In the 1600s people came to America where “the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land—a land with brooks, streams, and deep springs gushing out into the valleys and hills; a land with wheat and barley, vines and fig trees, pomegranates, olive oil and honey; a land where bread will not be scarce and you will lack nothing; a land where the rocks are iron and you can dig copper out of the hills.  When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the Lord your God for the good land he has given you.  Be careful that you do not forget the Lord your God.”

Does it not sound familiar?  When we have plenty we take credit for our prosperity and believe it has all been done because of our hard work.  Like Israel we have a tendency to push God out of the picture.  Most Americans no longer believe that God gives us everything we have.  So what happened when the Israelites ignored God?  He punished them by allowing them to be destroyed in A.D. 70, pushed out of their homes and spread throughout the world until 1948.

Look at our financial situation and the debt crisis.  Will God cause the U.S. to collapse and go into another depression?  Will He treat the U.S. any differently from the Israelites when they ignored Him as we are?  When was the last time America had a spiritual revival thanking God for all we have been given?  I guess if you believe in evolution, praising and thanking God is a waste of time.  Some day the chickens will come home to roost if we don’t change, repent and ask God for forgiveness.

Based on Scripture, does God have the right to allow the U.S. to have a financial collapse?

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