Editors Note: Article has been edited and updated on 3-23-2021
For those people with a discerning eye, it is not difficult to discern that much of the world would like for the United States to simply vanish. In fact, they would take delight in being a part of the destruction of our society and way of life. The people who are most bent on destroying us are people who do not like a society in which the people are free. While freedom is a Biblical principle and valued by the hearts of men everywhere, the people who hate us want a country where people are ruled over and oppressed. It is difficult to imagine why anyone would prefer a society where only one or at most a few rule the lives of people. The wealth of such a nation resides in just a few individuals while the rest of the populace cowers in poverty and oppression. They don’t want the people to be free. They don’t desire that they be free thinkers who can form their own opinions and set their own course for life. People like that cannot be ruled over and dominated.
So, many of the nations of the world hate the U.S. because we are the model for freedom. Their object is to destroy your country and way of life. One of the leading Muslim leaders said that the conquest of the Untied States was their goal. He stated that our form of government which is by the people and for the people, would be replaced by a caliphate. Make no mistake about it….there are those who have our destruction as a goal and the years involved are of no consequence to them.
If that is the goal, how would it be accomplished? It could never be done by war. We are the dominant military force on the globe. How could it happen? What would be the process by which one could make America fall piece by piece so that she would never know that it had happened until it was too late? The destruction of America would have to take place just as it occurred with Rome. I hate to say it but we are beginning to look like the Thanksgiving Turkey who has been cooked according to the Recipe for Ruin. Just a little more and you can “stick a fork” in the United States because it will be done.
How would one destroy America? Several things come to mind which, if not corrected, would result in the destruction of America from within.
First, remove God from the public arena. Our founding fathers who penned our constitution never meant for Christ and Christianity to become a main target for liberal moral degenerates to treat so disrespectfully. The liberals would have you believe that our founders were not Christian and that they had no concept of the fact that they were founding a Christian nation. From our very earliest documents we discover that the Pilgrims and early settlers stated that they were founding a nation to propagate the Gospel of Jesus Christ. If one is intellectually honest with themselves, and if they read our founding documents, then they will have to admit that Christians founded America with the idea that it would be a Christian nation. If I were the one seeking to destroy America from within I would remove God from the public arena and I would silence the pulpits; bring them under control by fear and intimidation and threaten them with monetary and legal consequences. I would tell the preachers that they should not be involved in politics even though Joseph advised the ruling Pharaoh, Moses preached to the Pharaoh concerning Israel’s freedom, Elijah preached to Ahab, Daniel preached to Belshazzar, Nathan preached to David, John preached to Herod Antipas and Peter and John preached to the religious and political leaders of their day.
God intended for His people to have leaders which would show them the right way and lead them in it. Satan knows that he can succeed with much of his agenda of destroying America from within if he can get God’s servants silenced.
Secondly, I would appoint liberal judges to write law from the bench. The Supreme Court desperately needs to be overhauled when it can’t make up its mind on the Ten Commandments or abortion. Our constitution originated in the minds of men who recognized God for who He is. It is now being interpreted in a secular way by secular minded judges. That is the reason it is being warped the way it is. Just think of the number of cherished values which have been twisted out of shape by liberal judges. There was a completely wrong ruling on life when the court said that abortion is legal. The rulings on freedom of expression which have turned the pornographers and purveyors of immorality loose on society are a good example of how a liberal, secular mind can warp the constitution’s intentions. So, if I were wanting to destroy America from within, I would surely appoint liberal judges to write law from the bench, allowing them to overturn the stated wishes of millions of voters in order to advance a liberal interpretation of the law.
Thirdly, I would adopt multiculturalism as our model. I would let people come to America and maintain their society in little pockets even to the point that their law could supersede our constitutional statements. I would also allow them to continue to use their own language while not demanding that English be the standard. Surely, I would not ask them to adopt our American ways. Taxes would be something that the vast majority of them would not have to be concerned with. In other words, if I wanted to destroy America, I would downplay who we are and allow multiculturalism to become dominant thereby destroying the identity of the United States. The demand that people be Americans would diminish being replaced with tacit approval of multiculturalism.
Fourthly, I would fail to protect our borders. I would allow any and all illegal immigrants to come to the U.S. with impunity. Sending them home when caught would not be a priority thereby encouraging them to flood the country with thousands more. Then, of course, we should give them Social Security and other benefits that they did not earn but which they come to expect. Giving them the right to vote would also be on the agenda so that they can help shape the country in their image. Never mind that they don’t want to prove their citizenship. Never mind that they don’t own property. And, even though they can’t prove their citizenship, I would given them a drivers license and other such privileges. Oh, yes, and I would not support American citizens when they try to do something about all of these things.
In the fifth place, I would give up our sovereignty over our country and our affairs. In fact, I would lead the country to take into consideration the legal precedents of Europe and Canada when interpreting our own constitution. It would also be necessary to make sure we did not hurt the feelings of the world community by insisting that our legal rulings be based on our own constitution. In order to do this, it would be necessary to abandon our own constitution as our sole guide for all our legal standings and rulings. The movement to interpret our constitution in light of the legal rulings in other countries would be seen as a great advancement in our understanding of how we should relate legally to other countries. The idea that we are governed by our constitution alone would have to be jettisoned. This would allow for other legal systems such as Sharia law to be allowed to function within our borders as a recognized legal system. Basically, this would diminish the position of our own constitution and make us like any other nation in the world. We would lose our unique place among nations. This would certainly play a part in the Recipe for Ruin.
If I wanted to bring America to ruin from the inside out, I would, in the sixth place, allow immorality to flourish under the guise of freedom. Our founders never meant to protect pornography. To say that they did is to dishonor them. If they could speak today, they would defend themselves against those who say their writings make room for such immoral behavior. Our founders would have recoiled at the display of raw sex today under “freedom of expression.” Those countries in the past which allowed immorality to flourish in every way ceased to exist. They died from within and they fell because of internal moral corruption. People have become so consumed with their freedoms that they have put themselves in bondage. Our first amendment rights were penned by Christians and they are being interpreted today by secularists and that will not work. It will only result in internal rottenness and failure. But, allowing immorality under the guise of freedom is an essential ingredient of the Recipe for Ruin.
Finally, in the seventh place, I would increase the national debt to unsustainable levels. This would mean that the country would have to borrow more and more money in order to keep up its standard of living. Ultimately, the crushing level of debt would result in an economic catastrophe which would sap away our financial strength and place us at the mercy of those from which we had borrowed. A country which allows itself to become trapped in the vicious cycle of indebtedness will fall from within. So, if I wanted to destroy America from within, I would lead her into a tremendous level of debt which was unsustainable and when that debt reached and exceeded the annual GNP, the Recipe for Ruin would be virtually complete.
Does any of this look familiar? It should because these are some of the things our leaders have put in place over the past few years. America doesn’t really need any enemies because her own leaders are concocting the perfect Recipe for Ruin. And our people are eagerly consuming it to their own peril and destruction.
Reverend William (Bill) Harrell has been in ministry 48 years. He served as the pastor of Abilene Baptist Church in Martinez, GA for over 30 of those years. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also check out his blog at www.williamfharrell.com