“Give me your tired, your poor…yearning to breathe free.” The Statue of Liberty has welcomed “the huddled masses” from every continent since 1865, but immigration has transformed the US.
Early Americans took huge risks of death at sea and from Indians or starvation in the New World because they also faced death when the Holy Roman Empire ruled Europe.
History books have been laundered to hide an estimated 50 to 80 million Protestants who died when the papacy had the power to persecute dissenters in the Old World as Foxe’s Book of Martyrs and some websites claim. This illustrates the first parallel between the US and Egypt.
Israel (Jacob, 11 sons and their families) went to Egypt in a time of famine, much like pioneers came to America in a time of spiritual famine when the ‘Bread of God’s Word’ was forbidden and people hid it in their homes at the peril of their lives.
Israel did well in Egypt and pioneers flourished in this land of freedom. But another king came who didn’t know Joseph and Israel became enslaved. Washington is full of politicians and lawyers who are ignoring the US Constitution and its principles of freedom.
As Egypt enslaved Israel, greed has meant the enslaving of millions with alcohol, tobacco, caffeine and drugs. Prescription drugs are a leading cause of illness and death, but we call it ‘healthcare’ with the drug companies behind the Affordable Care Act so everyone can have relief of symptoms as we die from our diseases of choice.
In this land of liberty, people enslave themselves by their choices that go against the moral laws of the Bible. This includes ‘addictions’ to fiction (non-truth that becomes reality) in books, movies or TV. Just as our bodies are built from food, our minds are built from what we feed them.
Exciting food brings disease; exciting fiction brings unhappiness with reality. People risk earnings to get rich quick. Greed motivates the rich and huge corporations sell lies to the masses to promote products and a losing lifestyle with ‘music,’ sex and many forms of bondage in the name of freedom.
We are more deserving of judgment than Egypt was—they killed babies, but we have aborted 60 million. Do we think God is dead? Maybe He’s looking the other way? Or could Harvey and Irma be harbingers of more to come?
In Bible times, God called Babylon His hammer as they overflowed the holy land and took Israel captive. We are being overflowed by millions who have no love for the US Constitution, nor for that other great document of self-government, the Ten Commandments.
President John Adams said, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” With perhaps a majority of people having no interest in living by the Bible, we wonder if God can bless America and what the future holds.
Dr. Richard Ruhling is an author on current events and Bible prophecy. His latest book, God Bless America? is subtitled His Rescue Plan & How We Can Be ‘Ruler Over All That He Has,’ is offered at no charge this Saturday at http://amzn.to/2grtEQx