Many years ago, the former Worldwide Church of God (now defunct) printed a booklet, called, “The Modern Romans,” showing why Rome fell and drawing parallels with America at the time. Some of the issues raised in the booklet were these:
“What Roman Jeremiah could have prophesied [was] the ravages of wars, taxation, mounting crime, race problems, moral decay, subversion from within, political assassinations and public apathy – not to exclude natural disasters.”
Today, it is much worse, and a comparison with ancient Sodom would definitely be appropriate. Notice how bad things were in Sodom.
Genesis 19:4-5 states: “Now before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both old and young, all the people from every quarter, surrounded the house. And they called to Lot and said to him, ‘Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us that we may know them carnally.’”
They wanted to sexually use and abuse Lot’s guests, not realizing that they were angels.
Some of the parallels with Sodom are striking, but there is much more. It is claimed that the United States is the world hub for pornography, both in production and in distribution, and that it is the world’s largest user of illegal and prescription drugs. Crime in its major cities is out of control, especially since the defunding of police. Divorce is rampant, and we have the spread of the LGBT movement affecting our youths. The Critical Race Theory propagated in schools can lead children to hate other races and may teach that they are themselves racist, if they are white, and to hate rather than love America. The national debt is at its highest level and unsustainable. They want to legalize pedophilia in order to abuse children legally without penalty.
You look at the news and you get the feeling that something is terribly wrong with the USA and other English-speaking nations, including Canada, the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Such a godless system cannot and will not survive. It is interesting that Nineveh was warned by Jonah the prophet and repented, and God relented on what He planned to do, even though later on, they were destroyed because they went back to their old ways.
It appears that Sodom was warned by righteous Lot, but the people were so corrupt and perverted that other than Lot, his wife and their two daughters, the whole city was completely destroyed by fire and brimstone from heaven. And even Lot’s wife craved to go back to Sodom and turned into a pillar of salt.
The United States and other English speaking nations have not reached the point yet of all, except for the very elect, being corrupted and perverted, but they are working on it. As a consequence, they will have fire and brimstone leveled on them via nuclear weapons from heaven and yet, because of God’s mercy towards them, being descendants of Abraham, they will get a warning like Nineveh did, but prophecy shows they will not repent of their corruption and sins.
We as part of God’s Church have a commission to give that warning to the English speaking nations and the other nations around the world to warn them of what’s coming.
That commission can only be accomplished through the dedication of faithful members and supporters of the Work through their tithes and offerings.
We need to get the warning out so that we do not fail in our commission. It’s not difficult in the current situation to pray for God’s Kingdom to come to end the madness, but we still have a job to do to bring that about. The world needs us, without knowing it, so let us continue to zealously fulfill our task given to us by God.