According to many polls, well over fifty percent of Americans believe that their country is headed in the wrong direction. It is not hard to see why. The United States has not bounced back from its most severe economic slump since the Great Depression.
Unemployment remains stubbornly high, and the national debt continues to skyrocket. President Obama and Congress must act by August 2 to raise America's national debt ceiling, or the country will have to renege on some of its financial obligations for the first time in history, due to its inability to borrow any more money. This could endanger the fragile economic recovery.
Why is America suffering so many national woes? Could it be due to our relationship with God and our view of His Holy Word? America claims to be a Christian nation, but labeling ourselves as such does not make it true. The Founding Fathers who established the nation were men who respected the Bible; almost all of them professed Christianity. They at times considered the superintending providence of God when they wrote the foundational laws that comprise the basis of the American Constitution.
There is inscribed upon the eastern pediment of the building housing the United States Supreme Court a row of the world's law givers. Included among these figures is a characterization of Moses with two tablets in his hands. The Ten Commandments were written upon two tables of stone.
There are Bible verses etched in stone all over the Federal Buildings and Monuments in Washington, D.C.
America needs to practice what it displays so prominently in its capital. This issue of The Good News will provide for you a sketch of America's biblical foundation during the nation's formative years. You will also read of America's departure from some of the eternal foundational principles of the Bible and what the future holds if the nation does not reverse its downward spiritual trend.
If America does not repent, you—our readers—can. You will be blessed by God if you do.
For more information, we invite you to request or download our free booklet, The United States and Britain in Bible Prophecy.