America in Prophecy: Part 3 - How Long Can America Stand?

by Bill Rudge

Will terrorism, nuclear attack, invasion, moral corruption, economic collapse, natural disasters, or something else cripple the U.S.?

America is not specifically mentioned in Bible prophecy because she will either suddenly or gradually cease to be a world power. At this time America is playing a significant role in end time prophecy as she helps lay the foundation for much of what Revelation foretells.

Some believe that the rapture mentioned in 2 Thessalonians 4:16-18 will take so many political and military Christians that it will weaken America’s leadership. A weakened America could easily be absorbed into the Revived Roman Empire and become part of the Antichrist’s future regime.

Some believe America is the Babylon mentioned in Revelation chapters 17 and 18. If this is true, America will be a leader in oppression of biblical Christianity and persecution of true believers. Her apostasy and prosperity would continue until she is completely destroyed near the end of the Tribulation period by the Antichrist and the world leaders who support him.

There are several possible scenarios for America’s gradual decline (or quick demise) neutralizing her as a superpower. Out of that vacuum could arise the global leader who, with brilliant proposals of peace and prosperity, will rally the world to unite on an unprecedented scale.

Potential Threats

Many potential threats are creating the “perfect storm” that could devastate America and turn the American dream into an American nightmare. The following are a few possibilities:

Moral decay resulting in divorce, single parent families, family turmoil, child abuse, pornography, incest, molestation, rape, abortions, political and corporate corruption, theft, lies, drug addiction (both illegal and prescription), alcohol abuse...are taking a heavy toll on America.

Sexually transmitted diseases and bacterial or viral infections could reach epidemic proportions. The pandemic Coronavirus, or other national and global pestilence, could ravage America’s economy and be a stepping stone to a New World Order. Diseases such as cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and other maladies are devastating one or more members of nearly every family in America.

Internal chaos could wreck havoc on the America many of us once knew. Violent crime, gang violence, mass shootings (in public buildings, military bases, schools, and other places), rioting, and anarchy are permeating our country to the point that no area is immune.

Acts of terror across America, including attacks against major utilities (water, gas, electric...) could cripple American cities.

Electromagnetic pulse (EMP) with resulting loss of all electronic equipment would throw America back to the 1800s.

Cyber attacks by hackers have broken into computer systems and breached our security, stealing military secrets as well as identity information on millions of federal workers, military personnel, and U.S. citizens. The data breach could potentially affect every federal agency. This information could be used to impersonate or blackmail federal employees with access to sensitive information.

China is a major concern and is preparing for an inevitable war with America which they intend to win, because China wants to be the next superpower. While many Americans are becoming undisciplined and weak, the Chinese are training and strengthening. With guns being increasingly confiscated, China’s massive military could sweep across America and decimate her.

Iran is nearing nuclear capability and has repeatedly announced its intention to nuke Israel and America.

North Korea continues to be a real threat with their nuclear weapons.

Russia could unleash devastation on America with a preemptive strike using nuclear submarines off our shores. Russia and a coalition of Arab nations, in fulfillment of Ezekiel 38 and 39, could then invade Israel without the U.S. hindering or thwarting their attack.

The border with Mexico is extremely vulnerable. Mexican drug cartels are reported to be running operations in many American cities.

Extreme weather and natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornados, floods, polluted/toxic streams and rivers, droughts, heat waves, hail, wildfires, volcanic eruptions, and/or earthquakes could cause untold havoc across America.

Financial burdens could cascade into economic chaos and collapse from escalating national debt, skyrocketing health care, soaring living expenses, and increasing taxes. Insurance premiums would rise. Grocery expenses would inflate from the scarcity of food.

We are the most formidable fighting force in the world, but the state of the economy could be our undoing. You cannot fund a strong military with a weak economy. It could result in our having to reduce our military and pull our troops home leaving the world a much more dangerous place.

Just as a strong boxer, taking blow after blow, falls unconscious to the canvas, America is close to being “knocked out” from the relentless assaults. Muhammad Ali used his famous ‘rope-a-dope’ to tire opponents in the boxing ring, and America is punching herself out morally, financially, and militarily. (At Optimum Health Institute he said when registering that he was Joe Frazier.)

The chipping away of the foundation of America leaves us vulnerable to widespread confusion and chaos. America faces many possible crises that could take her down slow and steady or hard and fast.

None of the deadly scenarios referred to above would have been possible had we not turned from the Lord, forfeiting His protection and blessing. Turning from faith and righteousness to disbelief and wickedness makes us ripe for judgment. Can we not see our imminent peril and looming catastrophe?

Do we not perceive that the consequences recorded in the Bible are repeated throughout history with the same tragic results for nations that defied the LORD? These consequences are playing out now in this nation before our eyes.

Will terrorism, nuclear attack, invasion, moral corruption, economic collapse, internal chaos, natural disasters cripple or devastate the U.S.? Or will America repent and turn back to the Lord? God only knows.