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The Soon Coming Judgment Of God Upon America and How To Escape It                 73
who sets up nations and removes them; God sets up kings and removes them; and God gives
kingdoms and nations to whom he will.
Jesus declared to his Jewish brothers: “The kingdom of
God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.” (Matthew
21:43) Who is this nation? If we examine the Biblical model of how God established Israel and if
we apply that to America and we examine America's fruits, we can determine if America is the
nation of which Jesus spoke. As we shall see, America has fulfilled the prophecy spoken by
Jesus. America was founded by God as a Christian nation. God's purpose was to set up a nation
that would be a model to the world. A model of people living rightly in accordance with the
gospel of Jesus Christ; people who put God and his laws first and who put the needs of their
Christian brothers and sisters ahead of their own. Further, God desired to establish a nation who
he could bless in order that they would have the resources to take the gospel of Jesus Christ to
the world.
America has been a Christian nation since her beginning but has only for brief periods in
her history lived in accordance with the gospel of Jesus Christ. America has been richly blessed
but not because we deserve this blessing but rather in spite of what we deserve. Shortly after the
successful completion of the American revolution, pastor David Tappan, reminded his
congregation of this very fact in his weekly sermon. He stated:
Let us be aware that we do not impute these signal divine appearances in
our favor to any peculiar excellence in our national character. Alas, the moral face
of our country effectually confutes such a vainglorious statement. Crimes of the
blackest hue, countless multitudes of abominations, mark the visible character of
this great, this highly favored community, and still provoke the great displeasure
of heaven... Let us remember that for His own sake, He hath done these great
things, not for any righteousness in us... But that his own name might be exalted,
that His own great designs... extending the kingdom of His Sos, may be carried
into effect.
The Example of God's Chosen Nation of Israel
God's chosen people, Israel, came from the seed of Abraham. It was not Abraham who
chose to establish a nation of God's people, it was God who chose Abraham. God spoke to
Abraham and said: “Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s
house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless
thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless
thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
(Genesis 12:1-3) The families of the earth were to be blessed through the seed of Abraham in
two ways: 1) Through Abraham's seed would come the promised savior, Jesus Christ; and 2) The
nation of Israel was meant to be a light unto the world. They were meant to take the good news
of salvation through the saving grace of Jesus Christ to the world.
Israel failed miserably at
being a light unto the world. They were a wicked and perverse nation and rejected the promised
Messiah, Jesus Christ.
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