God has already decreed America’s future
Book review by Tom Ryerson
April 10, 2012
The American Prophecies: Ancient Scriptures Reveal Our Nation’s Future by Michael D. Evans. Warner Faith / Time Warner Book Group, 2004. 310 pp.
God has already decreed America’s future, according to Middle East expert Michael D. Evans, and it is as simple as remembering God’s promise to Abraham: “I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you… I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse.” Mr. Evans says that after years of hearing prophecy teachers try to find America in Bible prophecy and years of his own research, he has determined in a nutshell that the United States of America has married two brothers, both of whom are the sons of Abraham. America has supported the sons of Israel sometimes out of genuine Bible belief, at times out of guilt because of the Holocaust, and many times because their democratic stability is a needed asset in the Middle East. But America has also supported the sons of Ishmael because of oil, and has sold them billions of dollars’ worth of weapons through the years.
The American Prophecies reviews the Christian founding of America, and the connection between America and Zionism throughout the 19th and earth 20th centuries. He traces a nearly forgotten history of American Christian leaders who saw in Scripture that Israel would be restored and who brought this to the attention of American presidents. The book describes highlights of World War II, the creation of Israel, and modern events, noting those times when America has supported Israel and when it has not. Michael Evans emphasizes that the final battle line of this age runs through Jerusalem, and the essential question for America is whether we will choose to be on God’s side or whether we will choose to fight God. Even though it is eight years old, The American Prophecies is highly recommended reading for its prophetic call to America to repent for our sins and to get on God’s side of the battles in this world.