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Not long ago, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said Israel would cease to exist in the next ten years. When I heard this, my heart didn’t sink; nor did I wring my hands fretting about Kissinger’s prediction. I knew it wasn’t true. In fact, I was certain of it, and there are reasons that go well beyond dispensational premillennialism.

Israelis have chosen to embrace the values of ancient Judaism. Israel is a democracy—the only functioning one in the Middle East—but this isn’t where it derives its strength. The power of this tiny nation to survives comes from its highly theistic worldview. By returning to the beliefs of its Old Testament Patrons, Israelis are united in purpose and committed to staying in the land bequeathed to them by Almighty God. It’s the power of this conviction that makes them strong warriors—both men and sabres.

There is a lesson to be learned in this for Americans. We also have a heritage—one that embraces the conviction that we are a city on a hill for the entire world to emulate. We were founded on the Judeo-Christian worldview—with a firm conviction that we would be blessed by adhering to our godly roots.

In recent years, we have chosen to repudiate our Judeo-Christian heritage in favor of a non-theistic worldview, and we are paying a price for doing so. Choosing Progressive leadership, our influence in the world has atrophied, and so has our wealth. Squandering all that has been built for generations, while apologizing to those who are Evil for the blessings of God, we are in full retreat globally. Progressives believe America is in irreversible decline. To them, our future looks dim, but it doesn’t have to be this way.

We can repudiate this flawed worldview and return to the beliefs that made us strong—just like Israel has done. Although surrounded by enemies intent on her destruction, Israel has weathered the storm and will continue to do so. The only question is will we? It’s a question that is destined to be answered soon.

Jack Watts

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