America, the Pledge Of Allegiance & Prophecy
Does Bible Prophecy say anything about the United States? The short answer is, “Not directly.” Trying to find America in scripture references to “eagles wings” or “young lions” or “isles of the sea,” requires a pretty extreme stretch of “exegesis.”
But by way of inference the Bible has much to say about America’s future! If America continues to exist, the following can be said with certainty about America in prophecy because the Bible applies these truths to all nations.
1. America’s Christians will all vanish in the Rapture. 1 Thes. 4:17
2. America will be engulfed by lawlessness. Mat.24:12
3. Americans will turn to the Lord in great numbers. Rev. 7:9-14
4. America will be ruled by the Antichrist. Rev.13:7
5. Americans will experience the Great Tribulation. Mat. 24:21-22
6. American forces will be part of the Antichrist’s invasion against Israel and God. Zec. 14:2
7. America will lose all its Jews. Eze. 36:24
8. America will be ruled by Christ, King of Kings, and Lord of Lords, in His Kingdom. Zec. 14:9
9. America will again call on the Name of the Lord during the Millennial Kingdom. Isa. 2:2-3
So we can be certain on some aspects of America’s destiny IF AMERICA SURVIVES.
But if the U.S. stays on it’s current path of expelling God from public places, then there is the possibility that divine judgment will bring America’s very existence into question. George Washington summed up the clear intent of America’s founding fathers when he said “…it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God… to be devoted by the people of these United States to the service of that great and glorious Being …” But look at the godless trend in the U.S.
1840— Horace Mann, the humanist-Unitarian, took philosophical control of the U.S. educational system.
1930— John Dewey, the secular humanist, instituted the modern U.S. educational framework.
1962— Prayers were outlawed in U.S. schools.
1963— The Bible was outlawed in U.S. schools.
1987— The Creator was outlawed in U.S. school science classes.
1991— The name of “God” was outlawed at graduation ceremonies in U.S. schools.
2002— The Pledge of Allegiance, with the term “under God” has now been outlawed in U.S. schools.
Let no one deceive us about the foundation of our country— the three branches of our government were framed around Isaiah 33:22:
“For the Lord is our Judge [Supreme Court], the Lord is our Lawgiver [Congress], the Lord is our King [President].”
Yet if America is to survive as the land noted for its Christian principals and its Bible-believing churches that send forth missionaries throughout the world, then these churches must begin now to commit to weekly prayer for America. Why? Because it is not too late, for the Lord says
“If that nation against which I have spoken turns from its evil, I will relent concerning the calamity I planned to bring on it.” Jeremiah18:8
We pray for our nation. But we thank God that He has made us first and foremost, and eternally, a citizen of Heaven through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. America, as much as we love and cherish her in her original vision, did not die for our sins. Jesus did. Praise His Name!