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You might be president one day. You will make mistakes, and God will forgive you. But God will never forgive you if you abandon the state of Israel.
Rev. W. O. Vaught, Pastor
Immanuel Baptist Church, Little Rock, Arkansas, to parishioner and then-Governor William Clinton
For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
Scripture used by President-elect William Clinton for his oath of office, January 20, 1993
On April 30, 1789, George Washington placed his hand on a Masonic Bible, randomly opened to Genesis 49. This chapter is a prophecy of blessing from a dying man-Jacob, whose name was changed to Israel-to his twelve sons. The prophecy concerned both their futures and the coming Messiah: Verse 10 reads, "The scepter shall not depart from Judah ... until Shiloh come." With his hand on this portion of Scripture, Washington took the oath of office to become the first president of the American Republic. Each president since Washington has followed the same pattern, most of them choosing to open the Bible to a particular passage of Scripture as they swear to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States. The choice of Scripture has often proved to be prophetic of a president's term of office, and on occasion the chosen verses have uncannily reflected America's role in the plan of Bible prophecy.
I find it intriguing, for example, that in January 1993, President Bill Clinton took his oath of office with a Bible opened to Galatians 6:8 (quoted above). No doubt the president-elect intended for his administration to be characterized by the latter half of that verse, but can any honest observer question the conclusion that the Clinton presidency came to be characterized by the former instead?
During his second term in office, Bill Clinton was impeached, yet not on charges stemming from the sleazy scandals that consumed the public's attention. It wasn't his affair with Monica Lewinsky or Gennifer Flowers, nor was it his sexual harassment of Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey, or Juanita Broderick that brought the president of the United States before a congressional panel to face removal from office. No, Bill Clinton was impeached for placing his hand on the Bible, promising to "tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth," and then lying to cover up his indiscretions. An American president had "sown to the flesh" and "reaped corruption"-with the entire world as witnesses. And the fact that the United States Senate could not muster the moral courage to convict a president in the face of obvious perjury shows the degree to which our national leadership has succumbed to the dangerous doctrine of moral relativism.
When I think of the significance of President Clinton's choice of Galatians 6:8 for his first inauguration, I cannot help contrasting it to President Reagan's first inauguration. On January 20, 1981, the warmest inaugural day on record-a crisp 55 degrees-he stepped to the podium to take the oath of office. As Chief Justice Warren Burger administered the oath, Ronald Reagan's left hand rested on a Bible prophecy-a prophecy that would decide the fate of the nation of which he was taking leadership, as well as the fate of the world. (Mr. Reagan's policies set the stage for the fall of the great "ism" of the twentieth century-communism.) That day the Bible was opened to 2 Chronicles 7:14, a prophecy given in the historic city of Jerusalem to King Solomon. God said to the king these words:
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
During the early years of the Reagan administration, I once had a meeting with a presidential aide who showed me around the Oval Office. There, I saw the family Bible that President Reagan had used at his inauguration. It was still opened to 2 Chronicles 7:14, and I saw that in the margin next to that verse his mother had written this note: "Son, this scripture is for the healing of the nations." I was moved that the president had been influenced by this ancient prophecy, especially as I recalled the momentous events of that inaugural day in 1981. That was a presidential inauguration I will never forget.
I was at home watching the television coverage of the swearing-in ceremony and the commentary that followed when the networks cut away from Washington, D.C., to show scenes of the release of American hostages who had been held captive for 444 days by the revolutionary terrorist government in Iran. While watching these simultaneous events unfolding, suddenly I heard my phone ring. It was a call from Israel.
"Mike, are you watching TV?" said Reuben Hecht, senior adviser to Israel's prime minister, Menachem Begin. "Harel's prophecy is coming to pass before our eyes."
Reuben Hecht and I had enjoyed dinner with Isser Harel (founder of Mossad, and head of Israeli intelligence from 1947 to 1963) at his home a few months earlier. Over dinner that night, I had asked Harel, "Who do you think will be America's next president?"
Harel responded, "The word on the streets is that terrorists might have a say about that. They are going to attempt to influence your elections by releasing the hostages precisely when Reagan is sworn into office."
Completely stunned, I responded, "What? Why?"
Harel said, "They want Carter out because of his passion to democratize Islam." The former intelligence head was referring to President Jimmy Carter's attempt to transform the shah's regime in Iran. Those actions destabilized Iran, and opened the door for Ayatollah Khomeini, for the Camp David accords, and to Carter's advice that Sadat give a speech in Egypt stating that religion and politics must be separate. This speech was heard by a blind cleric named al-Rahman, who issued the fatwa (decree) to assassinate Sadat; the same cleric was later indicted for his part in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.
Reuben Hecht, Isser Harel, and I had quite a dinner conversation that evening. We talked about America's foreign policy and the tensions in the Middle East, Saddam Hussein's power play in Iraq, and how Carter manipulated the overthrow of the Iranian shah through the American embassy-contrary to the advice of Israeli intelligence, which asserted that instead of improving the country, it would give impetus to Islamic fundamentalists and provoke the Soviets to invade Afghanistan.
"They want to kill Sadat," Harel said. "Now they want to kill Carter's chances of reelection. They feel that if the hostages are released early, it would put Carter back in office."
Later on that same evening, I asked Harel another question: "Will terrorism ever come to America?"
"Will terrorism come to America?" he repeated my question back to me. "America has the power to fight terrorism, but not the will; the terrorists have the will, but not the power. But all of that could change in time. Oil buys more than tents. You in the West kill a fly and rejoice. In the Middle East, we kill one, and one hundred flies come to the funeral.
"Yes, I fear it will come in time."
"Where will it come?" I asked him.
He thought for a moment. "New York is the symbol of your freedom and capitalism. It's likely they will strike there first. At your tallest building, which is a symbol of your power."
That conversation took place in October 1980. Little did I know that Harel's predictions-the death of Sadat, the release of the hostages at the exact hour of President Reagan's inauguration, and the terrorist strikes against the tallest building in New York-would come to pass within a dozen years. And less than a decade after that, the United States would plunge headfirst into an apocalyptic tornado on September 11, 2001.
Where Is America Found in Bible Prophecy?
Is America in prophecy? Yes, it is. As a Middle East analyst and minister who has worked closely with leaders in that region for decades, I tended to be skeptical of attempts to come up with schemes to plug America into prophetic interpretations. I have often referred to such teachers as "Pop Prophecy Peddlers." But, after thousands of hours of research, I am totally convinced that America is found in prophecy, and I believe you will, too, after reading this book.
In a nutshell, here is how the United States fits into Bible prophecy. America has married two brothers, both descendants of ancient Abraham, who was told by God to get out of Ur of the Chaldees (modern-day Iraq).
The LORD had said to Abram, "Leave your country, your people and your father's household and go to the land I will show you. I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you." (Genesis 12:1-3 NIV)
One of these marriages was based on America's guilt over its appeasement policies, which resulted in the deaths of millions of Jews during the Holocaust. America has attempted to use a tiny democratic state in the midst of a sea of instability in the Middle East-Israel-to assist in deterring communism, fascism, and terrorism. The marriage to the other brother, Ishmael, was one of convenience. A mortal enemy of the younger brother, Ishmael brought a dowry of black gold (oil) to the marriage, and then used it to blackmail America.
The Middle East is home to two-thirds of the world's global oil reserves. OPEC presently accounts for 40 percent of the world's oil imports. According to the International Energy Agency, by 2030 that figure is expected to rise to 60 percent. By that time, the Middle East will supply 50 percent of U.S. oil imports, 50 percent of European imports, 80 percent of China's imports, and 90 percent of Japan's imports.
While Middle Eastern oil flows to the West, we ship arms in their direction. In fact, the Middle East region is currently America's number one client in the world for weapons of war. The U.S. has sold Saudi Arabia alone more than $200 billion in weapons since the 1980s.
Even after September 11, petrodollars earned by countries such as Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Libya have been used to sponsor terrorism, produce weapons of mass destruction, and finance a gospel of hatred that is brainwashing millions of Islamic youth. Yet America has been unwilling to admit that it is being blackmailed, let alone draw a line in the sand against it. Many Islamic regimes know that while they have the oil, as Ariel Sharon once said, "We have the matches." It's time for the U.S. to stand up to these bullies and quit capitulating to blackmail. Our future depends on it.
Presently, America's other marriage partner, Isaac (Israel), has developed the fourth largest nuclear arsenal in the world, knowing Islamic fundamentalists are hell-bent on annihilating the people of Israel. They are determined that what happened in the Holocaust, while the world kept silent, will never happen again. Israel has opened nuclear silos during three Middle Eastern wars, and has targeted cities such as Baghdad, Damascus, Cairo, and even some in the former Soviet Union.
While we know that Israel has had nuclear strike capabilities since at least the late 1960s, today Islamic nations are very close to having their finger poised over the red button as well. It appears that at least one of these nations may have suitcase nuclear bombs paid for by oil sales to America. In addition to this, the Washington Post reported the following on December 21, 2003:
Documents provided by Iran to UN nuclear inspectors since early November have exposed the outlines of a vast, secret procurement network that successfully acquired thousands of sensitive parts and tools from numerous countries over a 17-year period ... While American presidents since Ronald Reagan worried that Iran might seek nuclear weapons, U.S. and allied intelligence agencies were unable to halt Iran's most significant nuclear acquisitions, or even to spot a major nuclear facility under construction until it was essentially completed ... Iran's pilot facility, which is now functional, and a much larger uranium-enrichment plant under construction next door are designed to produce enough fissile material to make at least two dozen nuclear bombs each year.
Through these two political-and spiritual-marriages, America has stepped into the center of the prophetic storm. America now finds herself trying to accommodate an ancient Jew-hating older brother (Ishmael) who has refused to make peace with the younger (Isaac). In order to live with both, America has appeased them with bombs and bribes-(more than $400 billion in military equipment and $100 billion in aid).
The Bitter Root of Bigotry
During the Persian Gulf War in 1991, I had lunch one afternoon with the governor of Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, Prince Mohammed Khalid (commander in chief of the Saudi Royal Air Force and the Arab multinational forces). During the time he was head of the Syrian High Command and the Egyptian Third Army Commander, America paid Syria a billion dollars to support the Persian Gulf War-knowing Syria was a terrorist state. Syria went on to use that money to buy missiles from North Korea.
After we ate lunch, Khalid and I talked about Islamic fundamentalists and the threat they and their fanatical religion could be to the West. My words antagonized Khalid, and he said, "Listen, your country is a lot more dangerous than ours. You can walk our streets at two in the morning and nobody will bother you. You can't do that in L.A., New York, Chicago, or most of the big U.S. cities."
"You're right," I said. "But that's because you cut off people's hands and heads in public squares."
"Well, it works. What do you do? Put color televisions in your prisons and serve them Christmas dinner? And besides, don't insult our religion by exaggerating. Islam is a peaceful religion."
"Are you telling me Islamic fundamentalists are peaceful?" I asked.
"No," he said, "they're not. But they represent no more than 10 percent of Islam."
"Excuse me," I retorted. "That really comforts me to know that only a hundred million or so people want to kill me in the name of their religion."
I've heard the same argument about the impact of Islamic fundamentalism again and again. Liberal politicians and special-interest groups continue to propagate a myth that Islam is a peaceful religion. But think about this for a moment. Islam has around one billion adherents worldwide. The actual number is probably higher, but one billion is a nice, even number for the sake of argument.
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Posted November 15, 2005
This book is an outstanding example of how not to look at both American and Biblical history. This book completely fails to consider the flaws in both American democracy and biblical interpretation (hermeneutics, if you will). The presupposition in this book that is never even questioned is that Christianity is the true religion and American democracy is patently the best form of government. Moreover, even if one considers these presuppositions to be true, one should still be fair in treating the other side's point of view. In fact the mysterious 'other' is never even mentioned in this book except to say how 'they' are wrong and we are right. No wonder we as American's are so maligned by other countries, we sanctimoniously consider ourselves always in the right and present ourselves as condescending. This book wouldn't even pass as a freshman level essay in any history course at any institution of higher learning worthy of the name. What is truly scary is that this sort of diletante historical distorting DOES pass as scholarship in Christian circles. I sincerely hope that Christians can raise the bar on what they consider to be scholarship. For those interested in real scholarship on this fascinating and incredibly important aspect of American thought refer to the books below by Marsden, Cohn, Sanford and Butterfield, etc.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 23, 2005
Posted January 1, 2005
This book is key to understanding much of our current 'war on terror.' I believe we cannot truly understand Islamic fundalmentalists without a Biblical perspective. This book gives that perspective!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 13, 2005
The Mercies of God are clearly expressed in the pages of this book, God's promise to Abram extends throughout his generation and his childrens generation, because HE GOD is just, Chapter 17, gives clear instructions on escaping the judgement of God, through faith in Jesus,the bible makes it clear that that the just and the unjust will be judged seperately, and rewards will be given, the obviously cannot be judged together, anyone who reads the American prophesies, and obeys the advise and instructions will be able to experience the savibng of their souls and the hope of salvation , made available to others, the preaching of the gospel is foolishness to those who feel they are wise, but to us ist is the power of God to the saving of souls, i urge that men read this book accompanied with their bibles and experience the saving grace of GodWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 10, 2004
After reading this book, I must say that Michael D. Evans has a thorough knowledge of the complex issues which confront not only America and the Middle East; but the whole world, as well. It helps to devise the moral clarity needed to proceed in the direction that God has called us to. We must stand with all who have been entrusted to follow God and maintain the unity with Israel. A must needed book at this time.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 22, 2004
I am so grateful to Mike Evans for awakening America and all the world to the fact that , despite the outward appearance of things , our great and awesome God is still in control of things!!! His WILL will be done! I plead with every thinking person not to resent His chastising no matter how hard it may seem but to turn their eyes to the heavens in anticipation of His return! Turn your hearts and lives over to Him through repentance for sin and faith in the sacrifice of Yeshua/Jesus on your behalf. Then and only then will the warfare beteen yourself and He be ended. This is the first step for every human in experiencing that world of peace and absence of evil we are all looking for.I repeat:'LOOK TO THE HEAVENS'.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 25, 2004
Reading this novel I asked myself ¿who am I that I should be given the honor and privilege to critique the words of a prophet?¿ ¿Or what words could I use that would give credence to such an accomplished author? ¿ My answer is none. Instead my comments are guided by blind faith. I have long feared that a time of atonement for the American people has always been close at hand. Mr. Evans novel depicts America¿s place in biblical prophecies by use of selected verses, words, and actions from Presidential inaugural scriptures of elected officials during their term in office. Moreover, he states that America must do its divine duty and stand up for her sister and ally Israel. Is America capable of choosing right or justice over power or that bottom line? Is it possible for a nation that has not sewn its own seeds of racism to come to the aid of another? How can a country that will not acknowledge its own moral failures assist racial unrest abroad? Unlike our American scales of justice Israel, Arab-Iraq and its terrorist¿s sanctions are not blind. Finally, Mr. Evans¿ viewpoint of America holding hands with Ishmael for oil and Israel over guilt of the holocaust, guilt by silence. Every history professor in America will tell you that the basis of government is to do whatever is beneficial for the nation. Where does this leave America in the biblical struggle over foreign Holy Lands? Only God knows. What I do know is the God of my Father does not condone killing be it for land, oil, power, fame, or the nation. Lastly, The American Prophecies unveils a highly controversial view into providential Presidential politics. Based on this, will America stand or fall? Reviewed by Juanita Reynolds of Betsie's Literary PageWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 9, 2004
Books like this are more horrifying than the best scary midnight read. The author professes America's place in the world is revealed by biblical prophecy. The assertion that America's foreign policy should be guided by an ancient religious text scares me to the bone.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 13, 2004
Forming the foundation of this work is the story, familiar to those of Judeo-Christian upbringing, of Abraham¿s two sons Ishmael and Isaac, each by different¿and competing¿wives, each who sired a great nation of people, one Hebrew, one Muslim. This much alone is a great story in its own right, an ancient family soap-opera of a tale. But Michael Evans, a fundamentalist Christian minister, takes this to its ¿logical¿ end, with competition becoming conflict, by sketching a scenario where Armageddon features Christians and Jews against Muslims. Of course, what¿s problematic about prophecies like these is that every major religion has its own collection of them. When applied with the tunnel vision that too often arises from passionate belief, these prophecies ultimately set one group against all other groups. This is only human nature¿tribalism by any other name. No matter how refined and advanced the technology with which those tribal beliefs are advanced, its still tribalism. Joseph Campbell lays this all out brilliantly in The Power of Myth. If you¿re as tired as I am of all the conflict¿and the anxiety and downright FEAR that it engenders, I recommend you read SECOND EDEN. It¿s brand new, and not only one of the most unusual books I¿ve ever read but one of the best. Here is presented a scenario that permits of ALL groups seeing their common heritage, identity and eventual salvation, though it takes some doing to get there. It, too, deals with Judgment Day stories and asks the question, How could the Armageddon described by Evans logically play out in our modern, secular world, where science is the new religion? It even, if only in passing, gives a plausible explanation of how UFOs, extraterrestrial visitation and alien abduction stories could actually be true. And the meaning of what an angel is will stun you. If you are ready to take an honest, hard look at yourself as an individual of great power and consequence, check it out.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 12, 2004
From cover to cover this book is simply amazing and insightful. The author explains with biblical documentation the unprecedented events of today. This is a must read for avid readers of prophecy and biblical accounts. Even if you aren't up to par with your biblical knowledge you will learn a lot from this! You won't just want to read this once.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 10, 2004
Although liberal reviewers (who have probably never read it) will likely lambaste Mike Evan¿s new book The American Prophecies, Evan¿s latest work continues to set him apart as one of the most adept analysts of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the entire conflagration of passions and hatreds in the Middle Eastern drama. Evans has written one of the best researched and insightful books on the American-Israeli relationship to date and how that relationship has impacted the moral climate and cultural shifts that set the stage for the events of 9-11. Evans makes a convincing case that the future of terrorism in America, and the World, will be determined by where America¿s moral compass points in the days ahead. Where others tend to speculate about the causes and cures of Middle Eastern conflict Evans speaks with the authoritative insight of a decades-long, first-hand observer and confidant to many of the most significant players in the unfolding theatre of Israel and the Arab World. The reader will find here remarkable historical revelations about the role of the Jewish people in the founding of America, as well as the role of Americans in the founding of Israel. Evans chapter on Presidents and Prophecy is full of startling stories about how changes in American leadership have impacted our relationship to Israel and significantly impacted our policies and political strength in the world. Understanding this relationship is, in Evan¿s persuasive perspective, a key component in charting America¿s future. Although Evans writes from a clearly Christian perspective, his arguments and insights cannot be dismissed as mere theological prejudices. Evans belongs in the company of the most informed and leading edge political analysts on Middle Eastern issues. His theology does not pollute his views but informs them. Evans relevant analysis proves again that any ¿so-called¿ Middle East expert who has no theological perspective has no right reporting on a region of the world where the three major religions of Mankind originated. M. Atkins Jackson, WyomingWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 13, 2004
The love of the writer for his own country and the Holy Bible emanates from the text of this extremely well written study. Having already read two previous works by the source, namely 'Beyond Iraq; The Next Move' and 'Jerusalem Betrayed', I purchased this book having been deeply impressed with what I personally considered to be the sound, authoritative and informed manner in which the subject of Biblical prophecy in relation to current events had been approached in these two works. I was not to be disappointed in my additional acquisition of this fine work which will hold the reader's attention from beginning to end. This particular study analyses the alleged 'failures' to deal with Islamic fundamentalism in the context of the attacks upon the World Trade Centre and the implications of the ensuing 'war on terrorism' together with what the book describes as a 'moral compromise' that has allegedly seen Bible believing Christians in America being demonized as 'bigots and extremists' whilst alleging that God has simultaneously been 'dethroned' and taken out of schools, courts & other areas of authority. The roots of the alleged hostility of Islamic fundamentalists towards America & the West is also discussed. Many will find these & other issues contentious but the book provides what many will see as a determined case to answer. Read and digest. This presentation declaring at the outset that the agenda being pursued throughout the book is a sincere attempt to 'stare into God's eternal Word' and to search for 'His purpose and plan' in the midst of all 'the chaos on the planet'. Central to this 'purpose and plan' the book scrutinises the Holy Scriptures as to the significance of the Jewish people, their state of Israel and the magnitude of the situation surrounding Jerusalem. Amongst a plethora of Biblical references surrounding these pivotal subjects is that of Genesis ch12;v1-3 which relates to a statement shown by Hebrew-Christian Scripture to have been made by God to the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (the Jews);- '...I will bless those who bless you and whoever curses you I will curse....' The reader is then shown the historical, present and future significance of these Scriptures. The book weighing the actions of the US, and indeed the International community as a whole, in relation to such important questions as foreign policy, the Palestinian/Arab-Israeli conflict and Islam. The study revealing what the Holy Scriptures themselves are quoted as citing in relation to these immense questions with a particular emphasis being made to Biblical prophecy & the 'end times'. Issues which the study declares as being of vital importance to every individual. Whether the reader agrees or disagrees with the personal views of the writer, this is a gripping, timely and relevant study which everyone needs to read, irrespective of their nationality or religion. I would also highly recommend the two books mentioned earlier in the review. Their significance has not waned. Thank you for your time.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 22, 2004
I very recently purchased this book; it is monumentally significant in my opinion. It is the most recent example of Christian eschatological thought based upon scripture, and voluminous real-world evidences, of what was inspired of God thousands of years ago in Biblical prophecy. This book is applicable to the world we live in right now. It is a wake up call for America that cannot be ignored - not by any facet of our republic. To do so is tantamount to ignoring the Will of God and His Word. Every American president since George Washington has sworn his oath upon the Bible and these very words which are at the core of this most timely book by Michael D. Evans. Mr. Evans points out that America married one brother, Isaac (Israel) , as a result of appeasement policies that resulted in the Holocaust and World War II; and that we married the other brother, Ishmael because of convenience due to that brother bringing a dowery of black gold (oil) to the marriage following World War Two and then used it to blackmail America as resultant wars emerged following the prophetic fulfillment of Israel¿s rebirth as a nation in May of 1948. As America has grown into a colossal super-power in the six decades since that war, so has our marriage to Israel and Ishmael. I most assuredly get the point Mr. Evans is making and I will go so far as to say (please pardon the ensuing pun, although it is wholly intended) that America is engaged in a marriage, a veritable manage-a-trois of Biblical proportions. It is one that is not sustainable in either the near or the long term. A divorce from one of our marriage partners must be effected otherwise America will not survive either marriage intact. In the truest sense this polygamous marriage America has put herself into is going to be the death of her. The choice of whom to divorce is obvious from the Biblical eschatological perspective¿ we must divorce Ishmael immediately because he is killing our youth, attacking our cities and threatening us with biological, chemical and nuclear annihilation because we have so far refused to divorce ourselves from Israel. We are being warned by God himself as Michael Evans writes that his book is a wake up call to America. I agree, his book, among others in the same genre, is a wake up call, perhaps the final wake up call.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 16, 2004
This excellent, well written study scrutinises current and future events pertaining to the US, the West & indeed the International community as a whole, in relation to the subject of Biblical prophecy. Many will perhaps find the contents contentious but the text will grip the reader's attention throughout. This particular study analyses the alleged 'failures' to deal with Islamic fundamentalism in the context of the attacks upon the World Trade Centre and the implications of the ensuing 'war on terrorism' together with what the book describes as a 'moral compromise' that has allegedly seen Bible believing Christians in America being demonized as 'bigots and extremists' whilst alleging that God has simultaneously been 'dethroned' and taken out of schools, courts & other areas of authority. The roots of the alleged hostility of Islamic fundamentalists towards America & the West is also discussed. Many will find these & other issues contentious but the book provides what many will see as a determined case to answer. Read and digest. This presentation declaring at the outset that the agenda being pursued throughout the book is a sincere attempt to 'stare into God's eternal Word' and to search for 'His purpose and plan' in the midst of all 'the chaos on the planet'. Central to this 'purpose and plan' the book scrutinises the Holy Scriptures as to the significance of the Jewish people, their state of Israel and the magnitude of the situation surrounding Jerusalem. Amongst a plethora of Biblical references surrounding these pivotal subjects is that of Genesis ch12;v1-3 which relates to a statement shown by Hebrew-Christian Scripture to have been made by God to the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (the Jews);- '...I will bless those who bless you and whoever curses you I will curse....' The reader is then shown the historical, present and future significance of these Scriptures. The book weighing the actions of the US, and indeed the International community as a whole, in relation to such important questions as foreign policy, the Palestinian/Arab-Israeli conflict and Islam. The study revealing what the Holy Scriptures themselves are quoted as citing in relation to these immense questions with a particular emphasis being made to Biblical prophecy & the 'end times'. Issues which the study declares as being of vital importance to every individual. Whether the reader agrees or disagrees with the personal views of the writer, this is a gripping, timely and relevant study which everyone needs to read, irrespective of their nationality or religion. I would also highly recommend two other books by Michael D. Evans entitled 'Jerusalem Betrayed' and 'Beyond Iraq'. Thank you for your time.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.