I love the United States of America. On July 4, 2021, we will celebrate the “Glorious Revolution” that brought 245 years of the world’s richest “experiment in liberty.”
One historian calls the creation of the USA the “five thousand year leap” from authoritarian rulers of all cultures and types (with a few brief exceptions) to an immense nation “of the people, by the people and for the people.”
There is no parallel in history–except ancient Israel. But they squandered their freedom, became slaves to self interest, were conquered, and scattered–until a sovereign rebirth in 1948.
Here’s a great question of the 2020’s: Does America have enough faith to remain free?
I am not going senile in the title. Yes, I know that in the Last Days, the Bible talks about the mark of the beast. Here’s the famous reference:
“Then I saw another beast rising out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb, and it spoke like a dragon… Also, it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name. This calls for wisdom: let the one who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666″ (Revelation 13:11-18).
A. Fauci (Dr. Anthony Fauci) contains 6 letters, and he was born on June 6. That adds up to “666.”
But I have been thinking of a parallel–the mask of the Beast.
I reacted with joy this past Sunday when learning the USA women’s soccer team won their second consecutive World Cup championship and fourth overall.
Love of nation is a good thing.
However, like many other Americans, I was disappointed over the conduct of one player who had said earlier she hated the USA and cursed the current occupant of the White House.
The final straw was watching our girls wrap themselves in the U.S. flag to celebrate their victory–then disrespectfully throw it to the ground to pose for a selfie.
What ever happened to loving and respecting the “Glorious Cause” of the United States of America?