Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Why do we assume America has a special place in God's prophetic Word? This is simply another nation on the map of the world—though without doubt, a nation with more Christians than any other nation has had. America is not a theocracy nor is it special to be exempt as a sinful country which will deserve God's judgments—when it is due the same.

   Psalm 96 reminds us: "Say among the nations, 'The Lord reigns: He will judge the peoples [of the earth] with equity'" (v. 10). And, "Let the heavens be glad, ... Before the Lord, for He is coming, for He is coming to judge the earth, He will judge the world in righteousness, and the peoples in His faithfulness" (vv. 11b-13).

   God is going to judge all nations, even America! We are not special. As with Israel in the past, if we sin, we will be judged. And there is nothing in this country that would make God give is a special dispensation and let us off the hook. –Dr. Mal Couch (Apr., 10)