The latest edition of LCG’s TW News & Prophecy has the following:
America’s Decline: A leading German news magazine recently published a cover article about the sad state of affairs in America (Der Spiegel, November 5, 2012). This sobering article, entitled “Notes on the Decline of a Great Nation,” cites numerous reasons for America’s decline. “The United States is frittering away its role as a model for the rest of the world. The political system is plagued by an absurd level of hatred, the economy is stagnating and the infrastructure is falling into a miserable state of disrepair. On this election eve, many Americans are losing faith in their country’s future” (ibid.). The Germany-based writers mention many “signs that America is no longer the great, robust global power it once was” (ibid.). The au thors point out that “America has transformed itself into a land of limited opportunities,” while the nation “still refuses to engage in any debate over the reasons for its decline.” They state further that America “risks losing its way in a changing world” (ibid.). Long ago, God promised Abraham that if he obeyed God’s laws and instructions, his descendants would be blessed and become a blessing to the nations of the earth (Genesis 22:16-18). This is why the modern Israelite nations have been so incredibly blessed. However, God warned the Israelites that they would be punished and lose their blessings if they turned away from Him and His laws (Leviticus 26; Deuteronomy 28). In his seventeenth century analysis of Democracy in America, French philosopher and writer Alexis de Tocqueville recognized that the strength of the young American nation was related to the Christian principles that permeated its society. Yet, today, America has forgotten and moved away from those vital fundamental principles. The resulting moral decline lies at the root of its national decline. The real key to America’s future is not monetary policy, political bipartisanship, or changes in foreign policy, but a return to the biblical values that made America great in the first place. Sadly, until and unless that happens, America’s moral slide and national decline will continue. For more information on the future of the former “great powers,” be sure to review our eye-opening booklet, The United States and Great Britain in Prophecy.
A machine translation of the headline on the cover of the German magazine Der Spiegel basically says:
THE AMERICAN PATIENT
The decline of a great nation.
While Der Spiegel is a secular publication, the real cause of the decline in the USA is moral and spiritual. And that is what has led the USA to increase its debt and decline in the world (though it remains the strongest military power).
The economic, debt, and moral situations in the USA are serious. None of them can continue indefinitely and will end in ways that most Americans really do not believe is possible.
To learn more, please check out the following articles:
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, English, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo-Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first?
Will the Anglo-Nations be Divided? Will the lands of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand be divided? What does Bible prophecy teach? Are there non-biblical prophecies that support this idea? Who will divide those lands? Who will end up with the lands and the people?
Who is the King of the West? Why is there no End-Time King of the West in Bible Prophecy? Is the United States the King of the West?
LCG: Pornography, Who’s Tempting Whom? This is some information about the prevalence and dangers of pornography from the Living Church of God.
CG7 on Pornography This is an article excerpt from the Church of God, 7th Day-Denver about pornography.
Abortion, the Bible, and a Woman’s Right to Choose Do you know what the Bible teaches on this? Has the Roman Catholic Church allowed abortions? What about the Living Church of God?
LCG: Homosexuals Gaining Ground “Same-sex marriage” is becoming more acceptable to many. What does the Bible teach about homosexuality?
Is American Football Evil? Is the most popular spectator sport in the USA something that Christians should watch? What do the Bible and early writings show?
The Gospel of the Kingdom of God was the Emphasis of Jesus and the Early Church Did you know that? Do you even know what the gospel of the kingdom is all about?
What Do You Mean — Repentance? Do you know what repentance is? Have you truly repented? Repented of what? Herbert W. Armstrong wrote this as a booklet on this important subject.
Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States This is a new 160 page book for people truly interested in prophecies related to Barack Obama and the United States, including learning about many that have already been fulfilled (which the book documents in detail) and those that will be fulfilled in the future. It also has a chapter about Mitt Romney. This book is available to order at www.barackobamaprophecy.com. The physical book can also be purchased at Amazon from the following link: Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States: Is Barack Obama Fulfilling Biblical, Islamic, Catholic, Kenyan, and other America-Related Prophecies? What About Mitt Romney?
Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States–Amazon Kindle edition. This electronic version is available for only US$2.99. And you do not need an actual Kindle device to read it: Amazon will allow you to download it to almost any device: Please click HERE to download one of Amazon’s Free Reader Apps. After you go to for your free Kindle reader and then go to Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States–Amazon Kindle edition.