Fall of the Empire

17 Oct

American-Capitol-RuinsYesterday, I came upon this interesting quote;

“The average age of the world’s great civilizations has been 200 years. These nations have progressed through the following sequence: from bondage to spiritual faith, from spiritual faith to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency, from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependence, from dependence back to bondage.” – Sir Alex Francis Tytler 1742-1813

I was at once pleased to read it, for it reads what I’ve been saying for years; that all that is happening to our nation happened to all other great civilizations, and that it has only one conclusion; the end of this “political experiment” (as our nation’s founders once called it) and the beginning of some other folly of man.

This nation was founded on the vain philosophies of men, and not God. And we know even the greatest wisdom of man is foolishness to God. (1Cor. 3:18-21)So every lofty idea of man and every beacon of man’s so-called greatness will succumb to the power of sin and will vanish away. Only the Kingdom of God, which currently is in the body of believers that is the Church, will endure, and nothing will prevail against it. (Matt 16:18)

As believers, we should not fail to stand up for what is good, what is holy, and what is just in the eyes of God, but we should simultaneously not expect a sinful and fallen world to listen either.

Our only hope should be that our testimony of Christ’s power and love, our refusal to live the lifestyle encouraged by the world, and our ability through Christ to live a holy and consecrated lifestyle for Him will prompt some of them to turn their hearts away from sin and towards God, to accept the offer of salvation He offers to all mankind and join us in the Kingdom of God.

Our mission is not to save the nation of America, but the people who dwell in it, indeed the people of all nations.

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Posted by on October 17, 2008 in History


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