|Apologize for What…|
Terry Dashner………………………Faith Fellowship Church PO Box 1586 Broken Arrow, OK 74013
Why should we apologize for being America?
Capitol Reader Political Book Summaries writes in review of T.R. Reid’s book entitled, The United States of Europe: The New Superpower and the End of American Supremacy. “The rise of a united Europe is one of the great geopolitical events of our time. The nations of this diverse and once fractious continent are pulling together to create a common economic system, currency and social identity. The European Union now eclipses the United States in terms of population, economic output and it is the largest consumer market in the world. In short, the European Union is fast becoming a superpower capable of rivaling the United States on every measure, except militarily.
“The emergence of the European Union as a major global force has gone largely unnoticed by the American public. Most Americans do not realize, for instance, the sheer number of products and services they purchase which are made or controlled by European concerns. With America’s huge account and trade deficits, Europe is essentially lending America money to buy European products. This arrangement offers something for both sides, but America’s lack of fiscal responsibility is reflected in the rise of the euro versus the dollar. The euro is poised to replace the dollar as the world’s currency of choice. A unified Europe is becoming an economic powerhouse that is increasingly setting the rules of global commerce. The sooner America wakes us to this fact, the better for all concerned.”
America isn’t sleeping, she’s at war with the extremists that the European Union, save Britain, has refused to act against militarily. America could set back and count her money too if somebody else fought her battles and funded militaries, comparable to hers, which are capable of policing the whole world against terrorists. Pardon me for being pro America—of course that’s what Europeans detest about me to begin with—but I must demur. America is not the bad guy, nor the school-yard bully. America is ordained and carrying out her world calling. Let me explain.
America was founded on the principle of freedom. Her early settlers were religious refugees seeking freedom from religious tyranny. They were willing to die for the liberties they were denied in Europe. Many of the brave and bold men, women and children died from exposure, disease, starvation, and even the hostile actions by the indigenous peoples. This desire for liberty, freedom, and non-governmental sponsorship of one religion over another is still in our blood. And America, as she has proven in the past and demonstrates today, will go to war anywhere in the world to uphold these precious principles. Without apologies I might add.
If the European Union thinks she can lecture America for being jingoistic or gun totting cowboys then she is guilty of the very patronizing she is using to shame us. The European Union can not denounce America for being war dogs and then itself refuse to acknowledge the immorality in her camp. The European Union has failed to denounce terrorist’s organizations in Lebanon. The European Union has refused to acknowledge that the United States—Bush administration particularly—has had some good successes in Afghanistan and Iraq (free elections). The European Union has failed to act jointly against Iran’s nuclear threat. The European Union might have its euro and trade power, but it isn’t perfect either.
As a matter of fact let me predict where this is going. The European Union wants nothing more than what China or Russia want—to be the leading world power. To do that, she must eclipse the United States in the world spot light. Will this happen? Eventually the European Union will eclipse all nations. There is coming a restoration, a revival of the Roman Empire. In the last days in which we live currently, the nations of the world will move into positions to dominate the world in trade, prestige, religious and military might. The only missing link for this to happen in the European Union is a human leader that consolidates its power and leads it forward to world domination.
There is coming soon a world leader who will fill this tall order for the European Union. He will capitalize on Europe’s secular platform—no semblances of God. He will unify trade, secularism, and militaries. He is called the Anti-Christ in the book of Revelation.
You might keep this in mind as the world continues to throw mind in the eyes of America. But America is not going away, nor will she cower under the pressures of her oppressors. Currently America is experiencing spiritual revival. God is revisiting His covenant which He made with her early fore-fathers of faith. He is blessing America one more time because she is humbling herself before God and calling out to Him. God said, “If my people which are called by my name shall humble themselves and pray…” (II Chron. 7:14). America wants more than what money and prestige alone can give. America wants God’s blessing on her. As long as she wants this and cries out for it, she will have it.
The European Union is playing into the hands of God whether she cares to admit this or not. She will serve God’s purpose either willingly or by His Sovereignty. And for that matter, every nation in the world belongs to Him and is created for His glory (Isa. 43:7). God watches over His footstool which according to the Psalmist is the world. If the nations of this world humble themselves before God, they will prosper. If the nations defy Him—well stick around and watch what happens. God will have the last word!
Keep the faith. Stay the course. Jesus rules over all. He is coming again one day soon. Get ready and stay ready.
About the Author
Pastors a small church in Broken Arrow, OK. He is a retired police officer and veteran of the United States Navy. He currently serves his community as a minister of a church that his father founded 23 years ago.
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