I just finished watching A Lamp In The Dark, a three hour long documentary about the history of The Bible and the Roman Catholic Church’s attempts to suppress it. It is a very good movie, and one thing stands out to me – the Roman Catholic Church is VERY European. I believe that it is very much a part of the fourth beast, as opposed to being a rider of it.
Having said that, this is an impression and not to be considered as ‘hard evidence’. We’ll be doing ‘hard evidence’ about the Roman Catholic Church later.
Let’s get into my critique of the last few chapters of this book.
CHAPTER FOURTEEN – IRREFUTABLE PROOF THAT GOD HAS BEEN WARNING AMERICA NOT TO CURSE ISRAEL
The arguments in this chapter make me a bit uncomfortable – partly because establishing a causal relationship between climactic events and decisions by the US government vis a vis Israel… well, that’s certainly not provable in a ‘court of law’ and could actually DAMAGE your argument.
Also, I notice a tendency among those who make extravagant claims of how God’s hand works in the world… well, they are prone to extravagant mistakes and extravagantly fuzzy logic.
However, if John Price is the same man that I knew twenty years ago – and I believe that he is – I can tell you that he isn’t a person prone to extravagant thinking. In fact, I believe that John is the perfect author for a book like this because of his down-to-earth nature.
Is God using natural disasters to punish America when she betrays Israel?
It is certainly something that God does, and it is certainly what the US deserves. And, it is certainly something that I am inclined to believe.
I just need to see a lot more data to be able to claim to others that this is the truth.
But, I’m already on record as being a ‘cynic’, so you would expect me to say that, right?
CHAPTER FIFTEEN – GOOD REASONS TO EMIGRATE FROM AMERICA, APART FROM PROPHECY
From a biblical standpoint, Chapter Four was the most important.
But, for usefulness, I think that this chapter might impress you more.
I’ve lived as an expatriate for most of my adult life. In fact, except for a handful of years, I’ve lived ALL of my adult life outside of the US. And, my experience as an expat resonates with this chapter.
I left the US for Israel in 1992 and returned in 2006 for a few years before returning to Israel in 2010. After nine months, my wife and I realized that we couldn’t stay and either had to return to the US or go to Taiwan.
I just couldn’t stomach the idea of going back to the US. I just couldn’t do it, and I am far happier here in Taiwan than I have been in the US. The people here are less fake. They have better values, and they are less hostile to the ideas that I hold most dear to my life.
There are many things that I do not like about where I live now, but the benefits outweigh the negatives ten to one.
If you groan in your soul at the terrible things that happen around you in the US, it’s time to follow the example of the American colonists and find a better place.
America is no longer the country of your birth, so maybe it’s time to find a country of your heart and soul.
CHAPTER SIXTEEN – WHEN DO WE LEAVE?
The author makes a few interesting suggestions.
It will be no surprise to you that I agree with the author when he says that the time to leave is now.
In fact, it is even possible that the time to leave has come and gone. We’ll see how things shape up in the coming months.
However, there are some of you who aren’t ready to do that just yet. Emotionally, you might need some time to uproot yourself. It might take time to sell your house and find a home for your cat. You might have kids in school.
So, the author does talk about a few ‘red lines’ that should give you some ‘final warnings’. However, he rightly says that those ‘final warnings’ may be too late. Remember that the bible says that there will be those who proclaim ‘peace and safety’ just before sudden destruction.
1 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.
2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
Could I recommend that you read the rest of that chapter?
It offers sound advice for this time that we find ourselves in.
Please, do not wait for the final warning. Leave now, while you still can.
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN – WHERE WILL YOU BE?
This is the author’s concluding chapter, and he makes an impassioned summary of some of the key points that he raised in his book.
He ends with this quote of Matthew 28:20:
“I am with you always,
Even to the end of the age…”
I plan to share with you my own conclusions in my next post.
But, here’s a hint of what I’ll be saying:
Read this book.
Find a safe place outside of the US.