BBC Asks: Is the United States an Empire in Decline?

“I will break the pride of your power” (Leviticus 26:19)


The BBC had a interesting article:

Is the United States an empire in decline?
BBC – Sept 20, 2012 excerpts…Polls suggest that when asked whether the country is “in decline”, 60-70% of Americans will say Yes…

The terms of this debate need refining. For example, does it refer to an absolute loss of power by the US or a relative increase in the proportion of the world cake consumed by others?

At its heart, the argument is largely about whether China has become the more dynamic and successful country and will outhaul the US within our lifetimes.

Let’s look at some specifics to try to address the issue:

  1. The USA used to be the largest creditor nation in the world and now it is the biggest debtor nation in the history of humanity.
  2. The USA continues to decide that it needs to inflate the number of US dollars in the money supply in order to give the appearance that it is productive (QE3 and Gold Prices Surge).
  3. The Bible tells of a time when creditors will rise up and plunder the highly indebted that has taken steps like the USA has (Habakkuk 2:3,5,6-8).
  4. While the USA does have the strongest military in the world, in relative terms other nations are beginning to catch up.
  5. The Bible tells of a time that those with the “strongest fortresses” will be taken over (Daniel 11:39).
  6. In subjects ranging from abortion to deception to homosexuality to public pornography the USA is declining, yet these are being encouraged by the USA government (Obama Administration Argues that Government Should Be Able Override Religion, Supreme Court Protects ‘Right to Lie’,  Not a Surprise, Today, Barack Obama Endorses ‘Same-Sex Marriage’, and Barack Obama Calls Beyoncé a Perfect ‘Role Model’ for His Daughters).
  7. The Bible warns that having leaders that cause it to err morally is dangerous and will lead to destruction (Isaiah 3:12; 916).

So, yes, the United States is an empire in decline.  It is also losing some of its technological edge in global positioning technology to the Europe’s Galileo upcoming system (EU’s Galileo to be Partially Operational by Late 2014) and collider technology also to the Europeans (CERN Announces Major Find: Another Step Forward for Europe).

The economy, debt situation, and moral situation in the USA is 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?
The Plain Truth About Gold in Prophecy. How Should a Christian View Gold? What do economists and the Bible teach about gold? Gold and silver may drop in value. Inflation/deflation? What do Christians need to know about gold?
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 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.

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