Der Spiegel: Uncle Sam is Sick, UK Needs to Decide for EU


A reader sent me the above cover of the current issue of the German magazine Der Spiegel.  I have machine translated the headline on the cover which, in English, basically says:


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).

Few seem to tie the national legalization of abortions in the U.S.A. in 1973, the increased legalizations of homosexual marriages, and the presidential decision support repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (see Obama Announces He Wants to Repeal Defense of Marriage Act and Increase Debt),  greed, QE3, etc. are all important factors in what is happening. But all of those, as well as the promotion of violence in the U.S.A., as well as other sexual and other sins, are factors behind what is happening.

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.

The Prophet Habakkuk mentioned that destruction will happen to someone that increased their debt at the end times:

3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry…5 Indeed, because he transgresses by wine, He is a proud man… 6 “Will not all these take up a proverb against him, And a taunting riddle against him, and say, ‘Woe to him who increases What is not his–how long? And to him who loads himself with many pledges’? 7 Will not your creditors rise up suddenly? Will they not awaken who oppress you? And you will become their booty. 8 Because you have plundered many nations, All the remnant of the people shall plunder you. Because of men’s blood And the violence of the land and the city, And of all who dwell in it. (Habakkuk 2:3,5,6-8).

The above prophecy will be fulfilled at the time of the end (cf. “The message was true, but the appointed time was long…in the latter days, for the vision refers to many days yet to come,” Daniel 10:1,14). Daniel 8:19, 11:27,29,35 use same the Hebrew term for “appointed time” as Habakkuk 2:3, while Daniel 10, using a different term, ties the latter days to the time in Daniel 8:19. Habakkuk 2 was not fulfilled in its entirety anciently.  As far as “violence of the land” as a contributing factor, this would seem to include crime, military missions, violent sports, and perhaps riots/civil unrest–are these not characteristics of the USA?

Related to some of this, Wyatt Cieselka wrote:

This world’s financial systems “trust in oppression and perversity,” and God says their iniquity will be like “a bulge in a high wall whose breaking comes suddenly, in an instant” (Isaiah 30:12–13).  Because of this approach, our nations are quickly nearing the days when, “Suddenly, your debtors will rise up in anger. They will turn on you and take all you have, while you stand trembling and helpless” (Habakkuk 2:7, NLT). (Ciesielka W.  The Place of Safety: A Conditional Promise.  Living Church News, Jul-Aug 2009, p. 8 )

For those that do not believe that, despite the perversity of the Anglo-nations, the nation with the strongest military can be taken over, perhaps looking at a couple of translations of a prophecy in the Book of Daniel related to a conquering that will happen under the direction of a European leader, the final King of the North (simply called “he” in the verse below):

39 Thus he shall act against the strongest fortresses with a foreign god, which he shall acknowledge, and advance its glory; and he shall cause them to rule over many, and divide the land for gain. (Daniel 11:39)

39 He will attack the mightiest fortresses with the help of a foreign god and will greatly honor those who acknowledge him. He will make them rulers over many people and will distribute the land at a price. (Daniel 11:39, NIV)

39 Claiming this foreign god’s help, he will attack the strongest fortresses. He will honor those who submit to him, appointing them to positions of authority and dividing the land among them as their reward. (Daniel 11:39, NLT)

Does not the USA now have the strongest fortresses on earth?  Is the USA not now in decline?

The English-language version of Der Spiegel, which the same source sent me, has the following:

Commissioner Confronts London on EU Loyalty
Does Britain belong in the European Union? There are plenty both in the United Kingdom and on the Continent who have their doubts. Now, with the debate over the EU’s next budget raging, a European Commissioner has challenged London to decide. In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel is also losing her patience over the squabble…Commissioner for Financial Programming and Budget Janusz Lewandowski, Poland’s representative in the EU’s executive, said it was time for Britain to make a fundamental decision regarding its future in the European Union. “Of course there are limits,” he said in an interview with the German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung. “We can’t finance more Europe with substantially less money.”When asked if he was referring to budgetary criticism coming from London, Lewandowski said: “Of course I am also referring to Great Britain. Either they see their future in the European Union in the long term or they don’t.”

Eventually, the UK will not be part of the EU.  Europe is getting frustrated and so is the UK.  Something will change.  The UK does not believe it can or should afford the EU and the EU wants a real commitment, that the UK does not want to provide.  The EU does not like that.

Both the USA and UK have a variety of problems (the UK also has high amounts of debt) and even though some in the world are starting to notice this, it will get worse.

Both nations are in relative decline and in certain ways, including moral ones, both are in real decline.

To learn more, please check out the following articles:

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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.
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This is an article excerpt from the Church of God, 7th Day-Denver about pornography.
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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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