United States in Prophecy
another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb,
and he spake as a dragon. Rev. 13:11.
One nation, and only one, meets the specifications of this prophecy; it points
unmistakably to the United States of America.
a striking figure of the rise and growth of our own nation. And the lamb-like
horns, emblems or innocence and gentleness, well represent the character of
our government, as expressed in its two fundamental principles, Republicanism
has done more for the United States than for any other country upon which
the sun shines. Here He provided an asylum for His people, where they could
worship Him according to the dictates of conscience. Here Christianity has
progressed in its purity. The life-giving doctrine of the one Mediator between
God and man has been freely taught. God designed that this country should
ever remain free for all people to worship Him in accordance with the dictates
of conscience. He designed that its civil institutions, in their expansive
productions, should represent the freedom of gospel privileges.
enemy of all righteousness has designs upon God's purpose for this country.
He will bring in enterprises that will lead men to forget that there is a
God. Worldliness and covetousness, which is idolatry, will prevail through
the working of the archdeceiver, till the law of God, in all its bearings,
shall be made void.
been shown that Satan is stealing a march upon us. The law of God, through
the agency of Satan, is to be made void. In our land of boasted freedom, religious
liberty will come to an end.
nation, in its legislative councils, shall enact laws to bind the consciences
of men in regard to their religious privileges, enforcing Sunday observance,
and bringing oppressive power to bear against those who keep the seventh-day
Sabbath, the law of God will, to all intents and purposes, be made void in
our land; and national apostasy will be followed by national ruin.
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