WND: '200-year-old prediction could doom America'

The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah

The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah

World News Daily (WND) ran the following:

200-year-old prediction could doom America

A rising conservative voice says Americans have largely grown ignorant of the principles and motivations surrounding the U.S. founding and America is in the process of fulfilling 200-year-old predictions about what could doom the republic, but he also says it’s not too late to return to the ideals that forged the greatest political experiment in human history.

Joshua Charles is head of the Discovery Project at the Public Policy Institute at William Jessup University…

Charles is well-versed in the writings of Alexis de Tocqueville, the French scholar who famously lavished praise upon the new republic in “Democracy in America.” But for all his marveling at America, Tocqueville also envisioned a series of problems that could derail the nation.

Charles said several of those fears are lining up to come true.

“Essentially, it was all about the development of a narcissistic culture that was bent toward the pursuit of pleasure,” he explained. “There’s other facets to it, but that’s essentially it, where the individual becomes solely about themselves.”

Published in 1840, the full list of Tocqueville’s feared devolution may strike many Americans as chillingly prophetic. He said poor education and a loss of morality would eventually lead material pleasures. He further predicted the Constitution would be intentionally misinterpreted to make it easier to change, and that would lead to bigger and bigger government.

If that were to happen, Tocqueville foresaw political parties fostering divisions in society to maintain and grow power, followed by an increasing coziness between government and financial institutions. He cautioned the result of all this would be mounting debts and greater demands from the people of government money.

Charles strongly believes America can return to its original moorings, but he said it won’t be quick or easy.

“I really do think we can get back on track,” he said. ”I think it will take a generation. This isn’t ‘win 2016, win 2017, and everything will be OK.’ I think this is literally a project that if embarked upon would take until the end of my life, if not longer, to get us back on track.”  http://www.wnd.com/2015/10/200-year-old-prediction-could-doom-america/#bckyfGGCLrWeeJOw.99

While Alexis de Tocqueville had some keen insights, it is not his predictions that are to ‘doom America.’

The USA is dooming itself by overlooking predictions in the Bible that were written over a 1000 years before Alexis de Tocqueville was born. The Bible warns about the dangers of the homosexual agenda which the USA is pushing as well as debt.

The Bible shows that there were other societies that have had their own issues of openly advocating sin relationships that their residents seemed to view as acceptable. Notice what happened in a couple of such towns between three thousand and four thousand years ago:

24 Then the Lord rained brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah, from the Lord out of the heavens. 25 So He overthrew those cities, all the plain, all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew on the ground. (Genesis 19:24-25)

And why did it happen?

7 as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in a similar manner to these, having given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. (Jude 7)

Why mention this in the 21st century? Because God turned:

6…the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly (2 Peter 2:6)

As far as debt goes, notice the following:

43 The alien who is among you shall rise higher and higher above you, and you shall come down lower and lower. 44 He shall lend to you, but you shall not lend to him; he shall be the head, and you shall be the tail. 45 Moreover all these curses shall come upon you and pursue and overtake you, until you are destroyed because you did not obey the voice of the LORD your God, to keep His commandments and His statutes which He commanded you…47 “Because you did not serve the LORD your God with joy and gladness of heart, for the abundance of everything  (Deuteronomy 28:43-45,47)

3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry…5 Indeed, because he transgresses by wine, He is a proud man… 6 “Will not all these take up a proverb against him, And a taunting riddle against him, and say, ‘Woe to him who increases What is not his–how long? And to him who loads himself with many pledges’? 7 Will not your creditors rise up suddenly? Will they not awaken who oppress you? And you will become their booty. 8 Because you have plundered many nations, All the remnant of the people shall plunder you (Habakkuk 2:3,5,6-8).

The United States is the most indebted nation in the history of the world.  Much of the leadership of the USA has endorsed the homosexual agenda and the increase of debt (see also CBS: Debt ‘ceiling’ may be hit).