Many people have been wondering what role America might play in the end-times scenarios portrayed in biblical revelation, particularly after the terrorist attacks of September 11th. Will America even be around for the end-times? Is America Babylon, the great harlot? Mark Hitchcok, an end-times expert, and true patriot, has combined two of his passions in an attempt to answer questions about America's future.
There are several biblical passages which could refer to America, but they are not explicit. Hitchcock examines these passages, and explains why none of them refer to America. In fact, he argues that the Bible is completely silent about America during the end-times.
How is that possible? America is the only superpower currently, and is thought by some to be the most powerful nation in history. How could such an important player in world politics be so conspicuously absent from the global events of the end-times?
Hitchcock explains why America should not be considered Babylon, or any of the other nations taking place in the end-times scenarios. If these contentions are true, just what role will America play in the end-times? America will be a player in the end-times, but Hitchcock is convinced it will be a very minor player. He feels that America will fall from its superpower status after its population (and economy, government, etc.) are decimated by the rapture of Christians. Estimates differ as to how many Christians will be taken away during the rapture (assuming a pretribulation rapture), but Hitchcock is convinced that America, more than any other major nation, will be disproportionately affected. Thus, America will become subservient to the European Federation which will be headed by the Antichrist. We will be in the battle of Armageddon, and we will fight for the Antichrist, according to Hitchcock.
It is an interesting proposition. Hitchcock reminds us that there are very few possible roles for America to play in the end-times. Either America is an enemy of God, or an enemy of God's people. Hitchcock feels that the second option is more viable, but he reminds us that we can, in the interim between now and the end-times, do all that is possible as a country to stay close to God.