I had wondered for years whether Christ, as the Great Governor of the Universe, thought America was a fallen nation because I knew America went downhill in a lot of ways beginning in1963. Then one day I caught unto this scripture: Ezekiel 5:5-8 describes what happens when a once righteous nation rebels against the Lord:
5 “Thus says the Lord GOD, ‘This is Jerusalem; I have set her at the center of the nations, with lands around her. 6 But she has rebelled against My ordinances more wickedly than the nations and against My statutes more than the lands which surround her; for they have rejected My ordinances and have not walked in My statutes.’ 7 Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, ‘Because you have more turmoil than the nations which surround you and have not walked in My statutes, nor observed My ordinances, nor observed the ordinances of the nations which surround you,’ 8 therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, ‘Behold, I, even I, am against you, and I will execute judgments among you in the sight of the nations.
Once I had the criteria for a fallen nation, I decided that if Christ did indeed consider America a fallen nation there should be evidence of the fall because I also understood the Old Testament scripture on how Israel was blessed when adhering to the Lord’s ways and suffered mightily when they turned from the Lord was meant as an example to other nations (1 Corinthians 10:1-6&11). Therefore, I also understood the blessings and curses of Deuteronomy 28 applied to all nations as an example to them.
I started searching the internet for evidence of America’s fall in 1963, because that is when America’s leadership in the Supreme Court took first prayer and then the Bible out of public schools. I considered that highly rebellious because public schools were established to teach Christianity because the practice of Christianity was necessary for good government. Some will argue they wanted religion taught but what they used was the New England Primer and that taught Biblical values and morality by using a Bible verse for each letter of the alphabet among other Christian things like the Shorter Catechism.
I was on a Holy Spirit filled high for days as I found evidence of America’s fall. This evidence is hard to find but if you are diligent you can find it. What follows is some of the information in Chapter 23 of my e book America, Christ’s Top nation Has Fallen. I praised the Lord over and over not because America fell but because God’s Word is so absolutely true and if only men would adhere to it, man would be blessed. The Bible is an amazing guide to success if governments would only adhere to IT.
* THE TOP PUBLIC SCHOOL PROBLEMS…
1. Talking 5. Getting out of Turn in Line
2. Chewing Gum 6. Wearing Improper Clothing
3. Making Noise 7. Not Putting Paper in
1. Rape 7. Murder 13. Alcohol Abuse
2. Robbery 8. Suicide 14. Gang Warfare
3. Assault 9. Absenteeism 15. Pregnancies
4. Burglary 10. Vandalism 16. Abortions
5. Arson 11. Extortion 17. Venereal
6. Bombings 12. Drug Abuse Disease
*Taken from USA TODAY September 1985
50 Year Trends in Violent Crime in the US – FBI Statistics
Sorry, I do not yet know how to copy this chart to this post. I hope you can find it online.
The above charts are difficult to find but they and a lot more can be found.
While I know that the idea of America rebelling is not mine alone, I cannot point you to other websites that declare the rebellion; but, over and over I hear people talk about something happened around 1963 and now you know what that was! Please take a long hard look for your selves. Please also know that I in no way think America replaces Israel’s role in history. If you read my book you will clearly see Christ’s hand in making America another of his Top Nations as in Deuteronomy 28.
Ron Madison at http://www.americaisafallennation.com