Prophecy scholar: America at crossroads

America faces two futures, says internationally-recognized prophecy expert  and Fox News, CNN and History Channel commentator Paul McGuire in his new book,  “A Prophecy of the Future of America.”

In one scenario, the church and the nation turns back to God and experiences  what world-renowned evangelist Billy Graham calls an end-times “great spiritual  awakening.”

In the other, America doesn’t repent of its immorality and experiences a  “crisis of unprecedented proportions” – a complete economic collapse, a surprise  nuclear or terrorist attack or a wave of devastating earthquakes, tsunamis,  hurricanes, solar flares and other cataclysmic disasters.

“Billy Graham is the closest thing we have in America to a genuine prophet of  God, and I believe God is using him to issue a prophetic warning and a prophetic  message of hope to America,” said McGuire, who hosted the nationally syndicated  “Paul McGuire Show” for a decade.

On his show, he interviewed numerous world leaders and New York Times  bestselling authors, including President Jimmy Carter, Israeli Prime Minister  Ehud Olmert, Sen. John McCain, Rev. Rick Warren, author Joel Rosenberg and  author Tim LaHaye.

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“It is one every one of us should heed, and I totally agree with him, I  support what he’s doing, and I urge everyone to get involved in the kind of  repentance he’s calling for,” McGuire said. “I personally urge everyone to get  involved because this is the only hope for America.”

The release of McGuire’s book comes  as more than 25,000 churches and hundreds of thousands of people are preparing  for the My Hope America with Billy Graham evangelistic outreach in early  November.

End of the age

In an exclusive  email interview with WND, Graham said the signs of the “end of the age” are  “converging now for the first time since Jesus made those predictions.” In his  new book, “The Reason for My Hope: Salvation,” the famed preacher wrote he  believes the Second Coming is “near” and that America “can’t go on much longer  in the sea of immorality without judgment coming.”

“The United States is going to have to turn from its evil ways as God said to  the children of Israel,” Graham told WND. “First, we need to repent of our sin  and turn back to God; that’s the biblical admonition through the Old and New  Testament. Second, we need faith to believe. And then obedience. God gave us the  Ten Commandments, which we need to take seriously.”

Graham will give what could be his last message to the world the week of Nov.  7, his 95th birthday. The “My Hope”  programs will be available for viewing online, including on YouTube. “The  Cross,” the primary program in the “My Hope” series, will be broadcast  on the Fox News Channel, TBN, Christian networks and local television stations  in a number of cities.

‘Something big is about to happen’

In his new book, McGuire wrote that people sense something big is about to  happen – “something that will change life as we know it forever.”

He said the world is on the “very edge of World War III, through Syria or  some other kind of conflict.”

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A recent poll by the Ventura, Calif.-based Barna Group backs up McGuire’s  contention, finding 4 in 10 Americans – and 77 percent of evangelical Christians  – believe the “world is now living in the biblical end times.”

“There is an event coming to America, a crisis of unprecedented proportions  that will happen suddenly and without apparent warning,” wrote McGuire, an  adjunct professor of eschatology at Jack Hayford’s The King’s University in Van  Nuys, Calif., and the author of 22 prophecy books, including “The Day the Dollar  Died.”

“This event will strike fear in the hearts of Americans, and they will say  over and over again, ‘I cannot believe this is happening. … I cannot believe  this is happening in America!’”

McGuire said the statement is not “some kind of prophetic announcement” but  rather a “wake-up call before the final wake-up call.”

“America has received numerous wake-up calls over the last two decades, and  each time it has gone back to sleep. 9/11 was the biggest wake-up call in our  nation’s history, and Americans stayed awake for about three months and then  they went back to sleep. None of our real problems have been fixed.

“Our economy is apparently (and temporarily) doing well because it is being  pumped up by the Federal Reserve who is printing dollars backed by nothing.  America is like a bunch of addicts living on crack cocaine, and when we are hit  by the inevitable hyperinflation our standard of living is going to go way  down.”

What most people don’t understand, McGuire wrote, is that the U.S. is just  one crisis away from an economic meltdown, a transformation into an entirely new  governmental and economic system or worse.

Where is America in the forecast?

In the book, McGuire outlines several scenarios that scientists, economists,  political leaders and geopolitical analysts are concerned about. These include  an economic collapse; a major terrorist attack; a nuclear, biological or  electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack; massive earthquakes, tsunamis; hurricanes,  solar flares and other natural catastrophes; a lethal pandemic; or a major  cyber-warfare attack.

“Many historians, scholars, political scientists, economists and theologians  believe that it is highly possible that America may not exist in the near  future,” McGuire wrote. “For example, there are political scientists that  believe that America as an independent sovereign nation will cease to exist and  that it will merge with some kind of global government.”

McGuire, host of an upcoming international prophecy show on GOD TV, wrote the  book is the product of 35 years of “intensive and documented research.”

“I have had the opportunity to meet privately with some of the world’s most  influential leaders – presidents, prime ministers, scientists and celebrities  who have shared with me all kinds of information,” McGuire wrote. “In addition,  the highest-ranking military generals and heads of the largest intelligence  agencies in the U.S. have contacted me about my research into the future.”

In  an interview with WND, McGuire said wealthy globalists and their network of  secret societies, think tanks and quasi-government organizations such as the  Bilderberg Group, Council on Foreign Relations and United Nations, are working  to create a global government and economic system as predicted by the biblical  prophets thousands of years ago.

“You’ll have a very tiny upper class, or as they like to say the 1 percent,  and you’ll have a massive underclass, which will be unemployed or the working  class,” said McGuire, who appeared on two highly-rated History Channel specials  – “7 Signs of the Apocalypse” and “Countdown to Armageddon: Four Horsemen.”

Whenever people look to government as their savior, totalitarianism always  rears its head and people lose their freedoms, McGuire said.

“There is, historically, a seduction that occurs,” McGuire said. “Hitler used  it. The communist revolutionaries used it. Basically, the seduction goes like  this: We’ll completely take care of you, we’ll protect you and provide for all  your needs, but you’ll have to give up your freedoms.”

McGuire said it happens with “mathematical precision,” noting the nation is  quickly transitioning into a socialistic system. Recent data from the U.S.  Census Bureau shows nearly half of all Americans now receive benefits from one  or more government programs.

“If you give up your rights and freedoms to a government the outcome will be  concentration camps, mass deaths and a level of brutality and cruelty we’ve  never seen before in America,” McGuire said. “It happened in Nazi Germany and in  communist Russia and China. People who haven’t studied history always react to  that by saying, ‘Well, that sounds extreme,’ but it’s not extreme. That’s the  historical precedent.”

McGuire said a “secretive elite” – a group of super-wealthy globalists and  multi-national corporations – are “really in control of our nation.”

“With few exceptions, both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party are  essentially controlled by the same people, and they create the illusion of  democracy, but it’s an illusion,” McGuire said. “These elite want to consolidate  their power and control the world for economic and other reasons. They have no  allegiance to any one nation. And they are currently moving the world forward at  high speed into what H. G. Wells (author of “The New World Order”) and Bertrand  Russell, the famous Fabian socialists, called a world socialist government.”

To back up this claims, McGuire cited numerous sources in his book, including  Georgetown University Professor Carroll Quigley, who claimed secret societies  played a significant role in world history. Former President Bill Clinton cited  Quigley as an important influence.

“The powers of financial capitalism had a far-reaching aim, nothing less than  to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate  the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole.  This system was to be controled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of  the world acting in concert by secret agreements arrived at in frequent private  meetings and conferences,” Quigley wrote in his book “Tragedy and Hope: A  History of the World in Our Time.”

Behind the scenes

Charlie Daniels, the country music legend and host of the recent documentary  “Behold a Pale Horse: America’s Last Chance,” told WND that people need to know  what is really going on behind the scenes.

Charlie Daniels

The film about a “looming world government” features interviews with retired  U.S. Army Lt. Gen. William G. “Jerry” Boykin; trends forecaster Gerald Celente;  Stan Monteith, author of Brotherhood of Darkness; and former Fort Worth  Star-Telegram investigative reporter and New York Times bestselling author Jim  Marrs, author of “The Rise of the Fourth Reich: The Secret Societies That  Threaten to Take Over America” and “Rule by Secrecy: The Hidden History That  Connects the Trilateral Commission, the Freemasons, and the Great Pyramids.”

“It’s like the Bible says, ‘People perish for the lack of knowledge,’” said  Daniels, who is best known for his No. 1 country hit “The Devil Went Down to  Georgia.” “People don’t know what is really going on. People are so brainwashed.  A lot of this stuff is by design. There are devious forces out there that are  interested in controlling the world. That’s what got the devil in trouble;  that’s why he lost his place in heaven.

“That’s the age-old thing; that people want control and they want power. It’s  happening faster and faster now. I don’t know how it’s going to manifest itself,  but I do know it’s going to happen. I don’t think we are going to sit here and  take it, though. I think above all else that people need to be informed and need  to know what is going on.”

This “secret shadow government” also wants to control Eurasia and the Middle  East, and specifically the oil fields of the Middle East, McGuire said.

“The conflict in Syria is really over massive oil deposits, the fact that  Russia and Syria are partnering together through a pipeline and that Russia is  selling oil all over Europe and China,” McGuire wrote. “So, if the U.S. goes in  there, there is a very high likelihood of a regional, thermonuclear war  involving Iran and possibly Israel, which could escalate into World War III. It  could ignite the fuse, and that’s why it’s very, very dangerous.”

Cradle of civilization

In his book, McGuire wrote that the biblical book of Revelation predicts the  emergence of an end-times “one-world government ruled by 10 kings under the  Antichrist in the New World Order.”

“The end game is to destroy America as an independent sovereign nation and  merge it into a globalist state ruled by a United Nations Constitution,” McGuire  wrote. “Currently, the world is being divided into 10 separate unions or regions  like the European Union, African Union, Asian Union, North American Union, and  so on. In the future, all the nations of the world may join into one big global  government that the prophet Daniel called the ‘Fourth Beast.’ ”

The Bible contains a code – beginning at the Tower of Babel in ancient  Babylon in the book of Genesis and concluding with “Mystery, Babylon” in the  book of Revelation – that predicts the “coming commercial Babylon and religious  Babylon,” McGuire said.

“Archaeologists tell us that Babylon is the cradle of all human  civilization,” McGuire wrote. “Located on the shores of the Euphrates River,  this city was the world’s first attempt at a one-world government, a one-world  economic system and a one-world religion, which God prevented by confusing their  language. It is not an accident that the Book of Genesis contains this important  account of the first New World Order. Babylon gives us powerful clues on what to  expect in the future and that is why in the Book of Revelation Babylon  reappears.”

While many Bible scholars point to the fact that America is not specifically  mentioned in the Bible, McGuire said some experts believe “American can be found  in the Bible, just under another name, such as Babylon.”

“Is America Babylon?” McGuire asked. “Is America named in Bible prophecy and  is it possible to know what is going to happen to America and the world in the  near future?”

Peering into the nation’s future, McGuire told WND the biggest problem  America faces is the Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing program – “a fancy  word for printing money from nothing.”

“It’s printing money to create an artificial economic bubble and every nation  in the past that has done that has always gone into a hyperinflationary mode  like Germany,” McGuire said. “So this is a highly dangerous situation for  America because right now, whether we’re talking about Republicans or Democrats,  they’re all part of this masquerade ball and are wearing masks for the American  public.

“Most of them are basically playing the game and not telling the American  people that our economy has absolutely no chance of recovery unless we begin  radical steps to stimulate business growth and create high-paying jobs.”

But instead of doing this, McGuire said just about every official action in  Washington, D.C., seems designed to stifle economic growth.

“The prognostication now is that we’re going over the cliff,” McGuire said.  “There is no way we can’t. We haven’t addressed anything. We have done  absolutely nothing but print money. And what compounds all this is that America  has now become an Orwellian state where we have a media that is primarily owned  by six corporations that control all the information. The American people  basically just hear propaganda. They are not being told the truth.”

Concerns about growing government surveillance have captured the public’s  attention in recent months. Last week, Hollywood director Oliver Stone, who has  praised McGuire’s work, appeared with actor John Cusack in a public service  announcement decrying the National Security Agency’s surveillance tactics on  Americans and world leaders.

In the book, McGuire wrote the Bible predicts a charismatic global dictator,  the Antichrist, will force the “mark of the beast on all those who have not  acknowledged that Jesus Christ is Lord.”

“This microchip, Nano-chip, and biochip implant will allow the individual  receiving it to participate in the economic system through buying and selling,”  McGuire wrote. “The ‘chip’ will be the ultimate Big Brother surveillance device  that can monitor your physical location and transmit your ideas, thoughts,  beliefs and perceptions to some kind of ‘cloud system.’”

McGuire wrote the current devaluation of the dollar and the recent global  economic crisis are “planned events.”

“The threat of World War III involving North Korea, China, Japan, America,  Iran and Russia is a reflection of the fact that many of these nations are  rejecting the U.S. dollar as a world currency and using the Chinese Yuan and  other currencies to trade with each other,” McGuire wrote. “The goal is to  create a one-world currency called the Phoenix by 2018.”

In his book, McGuire, who speaks to thousands of people at prophecy  conferences and other events nationwide, said the most common question he’s  asked is “Where is America in prophecy?”

“I believe America has a future in prophecy and that we are literally at the  crossroads of either death or destruction or a legitimate end-times revival,”  McGuire wrote.

McGuire said he believes the world is now experiencing the early “birth  pangs” the Bible predicts will precede the seven-year Great Tribulation.

“We are now living in a time period when there is an unprecedented  acceleration of prophetic events and a convergence of scientific, economic and  social events that has never happened in all of human history,” McGuire wrote.  “Biblical scholars disagree as to the exact timing of the most cataclysmic time  period in the history of the world, known as the Tribulation Period. I believe  that we are close … very close.”

Throughout the Bible, though, McGuire wrote biblical authors gave account  after account of how God would respond if people prayed and asked for  forgiveness.

“America like many other nations throughout history is literally hanging in  the balance at this very moment,” McGuire wrote. “If God’s people will truly  seek his face and repent of their sins, it may be that God will protect our  nation, restore it in a temporal sense and grant us one more time to fulfill his  purpose for our nation.”

As evidence, McGuire cited 2 Chronicles 7:14: “If my people, who are called  by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their  wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will  heal their land.” “So, if the American church will fast and pray and cry out  to God for revival – in the manner that Billy Graham and these other men of God  and notable Christian leaders have said – then I believe there can still be  tremendous hope for America,” McGuire told WND.

“Even though it appears to be the final hour, God has a brief window of  opportunity that is still open for our nation, and I believe God is using Billy  Graham as a prophet to our nation to call us to repentance so revival can  occur.”


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