Below is a transcript of a recent email exchange that I had with a reader – please feel free to add your thoughts and comments in the comments section below…
Initial email: I’ve been subscribing to your blog for several years and it is still my favorite. I believe that you are a Christian from all the Bibilical references that you use, particularly since you started the daily Scripture.
In light of the book “Harbinger” and “The Mystery of the Shemitah,” both by Jonathan Cohn, and whole myriad of other books and articles, what is your opinion of when America will fall? I do not believe American’s fall has anything to do with the Second Coming of Christ, or the Rapture of the Church if you believe in that, but it sure seems to me like September this year is likely to be the fall of America, that we will be a nation brought low because of our sin and condoning sin in others.
Let me add that Second Coming is likely to follow pretty close on the heels of America’s fall but since no man knows the day or the hour I have to not worry about that. Keep in mind the knowing the season is not the same as knowing the day or hour. God has been warning us for a long time and I have come to the conclusion that the fall of American is inevitable, that the only hope for any delay is a tremendous outpouring of the Holy Spirit with a resulting revival where people are won to Christ, but it does not appear that is about to happen. That doesn’t mean we give up hope because as long as true Christians service and continue to serve the Lord, that is hope for the lost to come to Jesus.
To be truthful, I guess it doesn’t matter what you think, meaning that in a kind way. I have made up my mind and am warning others, using the words of Amos, “I am neither a prophet, nor the son of a prophet.” That brings me to my favorite Bible verse: Rev 22:20 Jesus speaks and John responds, “‘Yes, I am coming soon.’
Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.”
P.S. I do believe in the Rapture and the premillennial return of Christ.
M.D. replies : America is not America anymore many of our rights have been taken away already and they will keep chipping away. Please read my article “16 Reasons Why the United States is Going to Hell in a Hand Basket” which sums up most of my feeling on the issues. As for when America will collapse, it is collapsing now and this is more evident in certain areas, but an economic collapse does not mean that the U.S. will not continue to exist. What it means is that we will see a deep cut in services and a much lowered (think third world) standard of living. The only probable event that could make America cease to exist as a nation in our lifetimes (It exists now in name only – the real America as we knew it is fading fast with a world freedom ranking of 16 the last time that I checked) is a nuke war with China and Russia which I think could happen in about 5-10 years.
Reader reply: Thanks for the reply. I read the “16 Reasons” article when you first published it. I agree with everything you said in your reply, but I do take it a little farther. Yes, American is falling. The first major decline was when several things happened in the Sixties: 1) abortion on demand, 2) the sexual revolution, and 3) taking prayer out of schools (actually it was a banning of God from the schools.) Even though we are in agreement with many things I firmly believe there is going to being a sudden and dramatic fall.
You are correct that American will not disappear. It will still be visible, but it certainly will no longer be a world power and will become a third world county is a very bad way. I really think the dollar will crash first and lose its status as the world’s reserve currency. Then there is that Sep 11 date on which radical Muslims like to hit us hard, this time possibly via shutting our power off. Remember the article that said they only need to knock out nine power stations to knock out power for the entire nation. That might be the thing that causes the financial collapse. As of now, it all speculation as to how it will happen and exactly when, however, I’m making sure I have my get-home-bag with me when ever I’m away from home.
Thanks again for all your work, warning all us unwashed masses 🙂 and trying to help us be prepared. Keep looking up . . . (Luke 21:28)
Looking forward to sitting down with you in Glory for a long conversation about our loving Savior, Jesus Christ.
M.D. replies : There will be a sudden and dramatic fall, after we reach a certain point, but like you said it’s been crashing morally since the 60’s, and economically for years, so really it isn’t sudden but the end result of a long drawn out crash. But there are also many other threats, besides economic collapse and some of those could throw us into a mad max type situation that we might not ever recover from. There are so many different threats and ways the current system could fall, that it’s mind-blowing. The best thing that we can do is to stay informed, not just FOX news but from a number of sources, and to prep and become as independent from outside sources as possible. And get armed and trained if you’re not already, and be prepared to defend what you have. And pray for guidance.