A Letter To America 2018 :: By Dale V. Nobbman

Dear United States of America 2018,

Hello, it’s me, a Christian American citizen. How are you doing today, America? I thought I’d better check up on you, because it’s obvious your condition has been unstable in recent years, and according to a number of sources your status had worsened. I pray, though, that you are putting up a good fight to keep from succumbing to your problems. Electing Trump as your president will help!

I still cannot understand why you allowed yourself to become ‘sick’ in so many ways, including morally, spiritually and financially. I certainly must admit, though, I had noticed an alarming change in you from the America I grew up with a number of years ago. I know you tend to put on a smiley face whenever possible for the cameras and mainstream press in order for them to give us citizens false reports on your condition, but President Trump helps expose any fake news.

I guess if all of us citizens would just have been satisfied to ‘drink the kool-aid’ and ‘feed on the mind-altering baloney’ your previous president and mainstream, liberal media served up to us on a daily basis, you just might have fooled all of us.

But for those citizens who still read the Bible, trust in God, believe in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, and still have functional ‘senses’ and Godly wisdom, it was impossible for you to hide the increasing symptoms of national ‘cancer’ that was spreading everywhere from coast to coast and metastasizing itself dramatically under the previous presidential administrations and the widespread, pervasive, radical liberal activism.

As a patriotic Christian American citizen, I always felt I was one of your best friends; but until you elected President Trump, I felt more like a ‘thorn in your side’ trying to prevent you from pursuing unbridled and unabashed corruption and sin at all levels of government and society, as well as conducting your ‘liberty-stripping’ activities without feeling guilty.

I just can’t help remember how all of your friends used to call you “America the Beautiful,” and still others, “Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean.” Ah yes, you were once ‘the shining city upon the hill’, an example for the rest of the world to try and emulate; but then your shining light was almost snuffed out.

I can’t recall anyone referring to you in those loving terms above for a long time now, as it seems your progressive illness had led to a portion of your original qualities and appeal, as established by your Founding Fathers, to become severely diminished over recent years.

I really don’t know why that should have been the case, because you’ve always had a strong Constitution, up until recently anyway, to sustain you through all the trials and tribulations you’ve encountered over the years. So why have you recently been faltering? Could it be at least in part the result of all the Constitution bashing by political leaders, lawmakers and courts, who have stomped daily on the Godly heart of your once great nation?

“O beautiful for spacious skies;” I remember how God once “shed His grace on thee.” You remember that, don’t you? I don’t know how you could ever forget it, considering the number of blessings our Creator God has allowed you to receive and then bestow upon others over the years. It’s just that I haven’t heard you give much thanks to God in return lately, which seems very strange to me and has raised my level of concern for you; because the America I remember in your stronger days always gave thanks to God.

It’s nice that President Trump gives thanks to God publicly.

I can remember ever so well how you used to “praise the power that hath made and preserved us as a nation,” and how you would declare that “all glory, laud, and praise be forever Thine.” I also remember how good it made me feel when you would break forth and sing to the author of our liberty, the God of our Fathers. It seems like just yesterday you were asking God to “mend thy every flaw,” and that “protecting us by Thy might, Great God our King” was your daily prayer.

Those were really good days, weren’t they? Things were going pretty well then. Whatever happened? I never thought I would see you so morally and socially ‘sick’ as you have been lately. I’m sure it doesn’t help that you spend a great deal of your time watching violence, pornography, and other assorted trash on television, in the movies, on the Internet, and in video games.

Have you ever really taken the time to consider the ramifications of your so-called ‘entertainment industry’ spewing their mind-numbing ‘garbage’ into the minds and hearts of your young people? And on top of that, your attempt to legitimatize the sexually deviant and perverted behavior of a few ‘lost’ souls and then dump it upon your society at large will most certainly not help you in ever getting God to heal your land. You may recall that God ‘hates’ such activity.

So, as long as these above-mentioned activities and many other un-Godly practices continue to be encouraged and promoted with increasing frequency and intensity, I’m afraid you will only get sicker, America 2018.

Have you forgotten that Jesus Christ is the ‘Great Physician’?

Dear America 2018, why are you slamming the door in His face to prevent Him from healing everything that seriously troubles you? He’s knocking at the door, willing and able to heal you, to forgive your sins and restore you to the healthy vitality you once knew; but you have to get off your potential death bed and open the door from within to ask Him back into your land in order to reverse your terminal illness.

Thank God, America, that you have taken the first step in the right direction to renewed health as a nation by electing Donald Trump as president!

Perhaps you will never fully understand, America 2018, how you changed my life and thrilled my heart when you declared to me in bygone years that “mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord,” and “in the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea, with a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me.” With faith like that, anyone in the world couldn’t help but see how you had become one nation under God.

“Oh, say can you see” how far off course you have strayed from your original beliefs and affirmation in God’s guiding hand upon you?

Yes, it’s true; you still call yourself the “land of the free and the home of the brave,” and you still proclaim “in God we trust;” so how could there be any doubt in where your faith lies? Well, unfortunately, the current problems you are facing seem to be from your lack of faith in the Father of Liberty.

I will continue to pray for you, that those of us who really love you will once again be able to experience your true and unfaltering faith in God; although until recently it appeared to a large segment of us American citizens that you had blatantly turned your back on God’s divine leadership in most all matters.

A couple things I do know for sure: we’ve been friends a long time, America, and I know that God still loves you as He did in the beginning, when He gave you the blessed name of the United States of America.

Well, I guess I’ll close for now. I knew you were growing weaker and weaker until, Praise God, you elected President Trump. But, you still need all the strength you can muster to collect your thoughts and ponder your recent actions and activities, and then set a course of action on how you can correct them going forward with your improving prognosis under Donald Trump.

Please know that I will not stop praying for you, America, in the days ahead. I want you to continue to get better; and remember, I’m here if you need me, as well as many more citizens like me.

I am confident you will begin to feel so much better when you reconnect with God. And once that happens, then ‘We the People’ can continue to sing “My Country ‘Tis of Thee, Sweet Land of Liberty,” and proudly continue to fly the Star-Spangled Banner with its stars and stripes for a long, long time to come!

God bless you, America 2018, and your president, Donald Trump, in the days ahead!

Your Faithful Friend,

A Patriotic Christian American Citizen

It Is No Secret What God Will Do :: By Dale V. Nobbman

There is a fine older song titled “It Is No Secret What God Can Do.” And it is not a secret what God has done in the past, is doing today, and will do in our future. This is because it is all laid out for us to read and plainly see in the Holy Bible, which happens to be the very Word of God. The Bible is compiled by divinely-inspired human authors for the spiritual edification of all the peoples of the world, if those people will only open the pages of the Bible and read for themselves the true history and ultimate future of mankind.

The Bible has been translated into virtually every primary language of the world, so there is no excuse for anyone with access to a Bible or the internet to not read the Bible in their language.

Unfortunately, there are thousands or maybe millions of citizens right here in the United States, who have been deluded and deceived by Satan; and have, therefore, decided to hate their country and blindly go about their lives with absolutely no desire to know the truth about why they are here, what they should be doing, or where they are ultimately going after this life.

It seems many people would rather suffer with ulcers, mental illness, and other physical ailments than to learn the biblical truths about life. Knowing the truth about life will lead to a greater peace, joy, and contentment provided by the Spirit of God, once a person places their faith in God and believes in God’s Son, Jesus Christ, as the one and only Savior from their sinfulness.

When you decide to approach Bible reading with an open mind, it cannot help but change your life circumstances for the better by changing your mind about the daily life decisions you make.

Everyone who reads the Bible should be reminded up front that the Bible has a 100% track record when it comes to prophecies. That fact alone should impress any potential Bible reader.

The Bible is completely accurate when it comes to prophecies, because it is the Word of God.
All future biblical prophecies yet to be fulfilled will be 100% accurate as well, because the Bible is the Word of God, and God always keeps His Word. That is why you can read the Bible and know what it says is true, including the prophecies pertaining to the ‘last days’ and the ‘end-of-times,’ as many people are experiencing or will experience here on earth in this current life.

What fascinates me is how unbelievers (non-Christians), who reject anything the Bible has to say, are actually doing as much as Christians, or even more, on a daily basis to advance the future prophecies found in the Bible, regarding: the coming rapture of the church (Christians), the seven-year tribulation, Armageddon, the one-thousand year Millennium on Earth, and beyond.

See if the following statement by Jesus sounds familiar in our world today:

Then Jesus told them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.  There will be great earthquakes, famines, and pestilences in various places, along with fearful sights and great signs from heaven. But before all this, they will seize you (Christians) and persecute you. On account of My name, they will deliver you to the synagogues and prisons, and they will bring you before kings and governors” (Luke 21:10-12).

All of what Jesus stated above will increase as we advance deeper into the ‘last days.’

The Bible has much more to say about the ‘last days.’ If you like specifics, then read the following specific things we see happening in our world today – glaringly so, right here in America:

The Bible says that in the ‘last days’ terrible times will come. As described in 2 Timothy 3:1-5:

Men will be lovers of themselves;
Lovers of money
Disobedient to parents
Without self-control
Without love of good
Lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God
Having a form of godliness but denying its power

Wow! It’s clearly apparent, especially so here in the United States, that we are proceeding further and further, deeper and deeper into the ‘last days,’ as prophesied in the Bible.

This means we are moving closer and closer to the rapture of Christians from the earth, which will also usher in the coming horrific seven-year tribulation period on earth.

Here is what 2 Peter 3:3-10 in biblical scripture has to say about ‘last days’ scoffers and future Bible prophecy:

“You must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. ‘Where is the promise of His coming?’  They will ask. ‘Ever since our fathers fell asleep, everything continues as it has from the beginning of creation.’

But they deliberately overlook the fact that long ago, by God’s word, the heavens  existed  and  the earth was formed out of water and by water, through which the world of that time perished in the flood.  And by that same word, the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire,  kept  for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.

Beloved, do not let this one thing escape your notice: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow to fulfill His promise as some  understand slowness, but is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar, the elements will be dissolved in the fire, and the earth and its works will not be found.”

Ironic isn’t it? The very earth the secular liberals are so hell-bent on preserving – by strictly human effort – for future generations to come, will ultimately end up being destroyed with fire by God, because of the very sinfulness of the unbelieving and ungodly people trying so desperately to save the earth from destruction! God will do what he says he will do to the earth; and what ungodly humans are attempting to do to save it is simply a wasted exercise in futility.

Times of trouble are certainly present in current-day America and around the world. Ungodly people try to determine why every bad thing happens from strictly a human perspective. People talk, talk, talk; but they only address the symptoms of mankind’s troubles without ever getting to the root cause of mankind’s problem, which is our original sin nature of rebellion against God. Fact is, ungodly people have no desire to get to the root cause of mankind’s problems, because then they would have to admit there is a God and that the Bible speaks the truth.

The reason for mankind’s troubles are fully explained in the Bible, and the answer to resolving our sin problem is explained in the Bible for those willing to read it. Satan, however, does not want you to read the Bible and know Godly truth; so it takes extra resolve, commitment and spiritual guidance to make time for daily Bible reading in your busy life.

Be assured: Until the rapture of Christians from the earth, all the people of the earth, including Christians, will have trials and tribulations during their lifetime. For one thing, we will be bombarded daily with untruth spewed out by false teachers, false preachers, and false prophets.

If you are filled with the Spirit of God and can discern truth from untruth, it’s really not hard to spot these false teachers, preachers, and prophets on the Internet; in elected government officials; on television talk shows; in mainstream media news and commentary; on social media; in schools; in music; movies and books; and, unfortunately, even in way too many popular churches today.

When horrific tragedies happen periodically, such as in Las Vegas, the reason is hard to grasp; but we must remember that Satan does not need a ‘reason’ for what evil he accomplishes in the activities of humans. All he needs is an ‘opportunity’ in order to wreak havoc upon mankind anytime and anywhere he can, and as often as he can, by deceiving vulnerable people into becoming demon-possessed humans, who will commit all kinds of evil at Satan’s bidding.

Yes, there is a Satan. The Bible will tell you all about him and how God will ultimately deal with him. We can take consolation in that it will not be a happy ending for Satan and his demons.

If you want to experience in your life today the true peace and assurance, which only God can provide right now in these very troubled days, you need to believe in Jesus Christ as your Savior; and then read the Bible to learn about God’s wonderful promises and exciting eternal things in store for every Christian who has placed their faith in Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

Read the Bible. There is so much truth to be found in the Bible. It is truly amazing, and knowing the truth is liberating. Unlock the secrets of what God can do in your life by reading the Bible.

Get to know God and His Son, Jesus Christ. There is absolutely no need for you to drift through this life like a ship without a rudder! We have a friend in Jesus, who paid the price for all of our sins, on the cross at Calvary. Accept the grace and mercy He offers to those who believe in Him.