The United States Is Fading

News and Prophecy Staff
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News polls indicate that the status of the United States is declining and becoming increasingly irrelevant on the world stage (Washington Post, July 27, 2017). A recent interview with a Nigerian man demonstrated the sad disappointment of many regarding the U.S.: “Your country has gone crazy [he said]… I’m from Africa. I know crazy, but I didn’t ever think I would see this in America.” In a recent Pew survey, more Americans expressed trust in several foreign leaders (including Angela Merkel) than in their own president. Even when American foreign policy was unpopular in the past, “people around the world still believed in America—the place, the idea. This is less true today.”

While a post-America and post-Britain world is prophesied to occur at the end of the age, it is still sobering to watch this become a reality. Long ago, God warned that if the Israelite nations fail to live by His commandments, they will fall from their position of power and be overshadowed and embarrassed by others (Leviticus 26:14, 19; Deuteronomy 28:15, 44). However, at Christ’s return, the Israelite nations, along with Egypt and Assyria (modern Germany) will be used by God in very remarkable ways (Isaiah 19:24-25). To learn more about the challenging days ahead, be sure to read “The Demise of the West.”