221-square-mile chunk of land poised to fall into Atlantic !
Saturday, July 17, 2004. Was a little "down" this afternoon, wondering if I had actually heard the LORD Went for a drive, and heard this author on the radio, getting a hard time about his beliefs. Only thing was, I was liking what he was saying more than what those against him were saying. I have reserved a copy of this book, before hand, for when it comes out next month. Check it out. Note, as stated, I have not read it yet. Paul.
The American Prophecies:
Ancient Scriptures Reveal Our Nation's Future
Author: Evans, Michael D.
Hardcover, 320 pages
Pub. Date: Aug 10, 2004,
Publisher: Warner Books Inc
Paul's Note: the following reviews were found on Amazon.com, and are not mine. Apparently, this book upsets the popular, political view of the world, based solely upon the reactions it causes in people "on the left," who are not conservative. Looks like it may be worth reading. Evans kept quoting scriptures about a nation coming under judgment, on the radio show I heard, and the people their were trying to pin him down to make the scriptures say the word America.
From Publishers Weekly
Does America have an explicit role in biblical prophecy? Absolutely, says Evans, a journalist and popular Christian speaker who has come to believe that America is at a crossroads predicted in the Bible. Speaking from a deeply conservative perspective that lauds unqualified support of Israel and decries the "myth that Islam is a peaceful religion," Evans explains that the only reason why Islamic terrorists hate Americans is "simply because they hate us"-an unconvincing tautological argument that ignores the history of several ill-advised U.S. interventions in the Middle East. In 17 chapters,
Evans employs a rather tortured biblical hermeneutic
(means he interprets the scriptures) to persuade
readers of the need for war in Iraq-and a future war with Syria-as well as for
stepped-up support for Israel to conform with biblical prophecy. He often ties
Muslims with Nazis, arguing that Muslims have adopted Hitler’s campaign to
exterminate Jews. This book may resonate with ultra-conservative readers who
already believe that America is the center of the cosmos. Other Christians will
be alarmed by the way it promotes hate-filled stereotypes of Muslims even while
it argues that Muslims are dangerous precisely because they promote hate-filled
stereotypes of Jews. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of
Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
from an on-line dictionary: hermeneutic
\Her`me*neu"tic\, Hermeneutical \Her`me*neu"tic*al\, a. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to interpret: cf. F. herm['e]neutique.] Unfolding the signification; of or pertaining to interpretation; exegetical; explanatory; as, hermeneutic theology, or the art of expounding the Scriptures; a hermeneutic phrase.
From the Inside Flap
These words, spoken by his pastor to a future president of the United States, set the tone for author Michael D. Evans’ impassioned and wide-ranging exploration of current events in the light of ancient Scriptures and America’s place in biblical prophecy. From the time George Washington placed his hand upon a Bible and swore the oath to become the first president of the United States, the Jews—and more importantly, a Jewish homeland—have occupied a crucial place in America’s history.
The second president of the United States, John Adams declared
toward the end of his life, "For I really wish the Jews again in Judea an
independent nation." Now, internationally renowned Mid-East expert and biblical
scholar Mike Evans traces the efforts of American Christians to help establish a
Jewish State through a "prophetic memorial," a declaration presented to five
successive American presidents outlining the biblical mandate for a Jewish
homeland. Evans describes in fascinating detail the events that led in 1948 to
the birth of the nation of Israel.
The hatred of the Arab world for the West—and toward America in particular—can be traced entirely to this nation’s identification with Israel. America flirts with danger, Evans says, when it accommodates the Arab world merely for the sake of oil. As God said to Abraham, "I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse." America’s prophetic future hangs on the nation’s moral vision and clarity.
The hostility of Islamic fundamentalists towards America can be explained succinctly, Evans asserts: it is rooted in bigotry, the ancient prejudice against Jews. Yet, says Evans, "America is cursing what God has blessed (Israel) and blessing what God has cursed (rebuilding Babylon [Iraq]). Does the Bible reveal what will happen to a nation that does this? A thousand percent yes!"
Mike Evans is the bestselling author of Beyond Iraq and has published articles in periodicals throughout the world, including The Wall Street Journal and the Jerusalem Post. He has been a confidant to leaders in Israel for more than two decades. He is the founder of the Jerusalem Prayer Team that organizes thousands to seek peace in the Middle East.