Far be it from me to paint a rosy picture of the future. Indeed, I do not think we should be justified in using any but the most somber tones and colors while our people … are passing through a dark and deadly valley (Winston Churchill
On September 6, 1620, one hundred and two people boarded the Mayflower in England and sailed 3,000 miles, seeking freedom and the right to worship God. Soon after landing in the New World they drew up the Mayflower Compact which declared, “In the name of God, we whose names are underwritten … having undertaken for the Glory of God and advancement of the Christian faith … a voyage to plant the first colony … do solemnly and mutually in the Presence of God and of another, covenant and combine ourselves together … to enact, constitute and frame, such just and equal Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions and Offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet.”
Faith in the Lord was held in high esteem by the Founding Fathers of the United States. The spiritual foundation of this nation thrust it into prominence, giving America a voice in the modern world. But what does the future hold for this nation? According to the prophecies in the Revelation of Saint John (the last book of the Bible); things are not going to be good. John predicts that America will join forces with a future dictator who will seek to eradicate the Christian faith. This diabolical leader is referred to as the Antichrist (1 John ). All who dwell on the earth will worship him, those whose names have not been written in the Book of Life (Revelation 13:8). The whole world will oppose the Christian Faith and follow this great deceiver. This evil person is called “The Beast” and he will rule for seven years, requiring everyone to receive a special mark or implanted chip on their body—the Mark of the Beast (Revelation 13:16-18). Only marked persons will be allowed to buy and sell or receive any government controlled privilege: education, health care, food, employment, etc. People will eagerly receive their mark while multiplied millions of Christians are killed for their faith.
The Bible is the rock on which our Republic rests (Andrew Jackson). Faith in God made America great. The Pilgrims separated themselves from the world that opposed their right to follow the teachings of God’s Word. They gave their lives for the cause of Christ; half of them dying within the first year of their departure from England. But they changed the world. And today the followers of Christ are being called upon to once again to make a stand. Believers are being killed and persecuted daily in the modern world. But there is hope—Jesus said (Matthew 16:24-27), “Whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it … for I, the Son of Man, will come in the glory of My Father with His angels, and will reward each one according to their works.”
Submitted 6/3/2009 10:57:02 PM | Author: Dan Turpin