1. Creation has a catastrophic end. I Pet 3:10 “….in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up.” The time line for creation may look something like this;
Only God knows when the end occurs
but He gave some hints.
Read Matt 24:32,33. The main message is you may be caught unawares if you’re not ready for God’s judgment and His newHeaven and earth. (Rev 21:1)
2. The USA is exhibiting the character traits that are common with all the failed kingdoms, empires, countries, societies of ages past. Not one of them has survived and man’s do it yourself attempts to govern himself have ranged from kings and dictators to pure democracy and everything in-between have also a 100% failure rate. The USA’s judicial system has moved to making laws, the president is making executive orders as laws, congress is dysfunctional and self interested, the focus of government’s efforts is highly socialistic, sin has been legalized, morals are unimportant, innocent life is murdered, things related to God are being removed – these all are evidence of a dysfunctional government leading to a decaying nation. Our founding fathers observation was that the USA’s type of government will last only if it operates with moral citizens. It’s not impossible for it to have a return like Nineveh’s repentance (Jonah 3:5-10) but it only delayed the Assyrian Empire’s downfall as later generations returned to evil ways. If history repeats, it would appear the USA will follow the pattern of man’s failures at governing himself and become a paragraph in history books. It’s difficult to support mention of the USA in Scriptures and government doesn’t have the ability or capability to take the place of God.
3. Venersborg community may lack natural resources, topography, and location to become anything more than a reasonable, suitable, bedroom community with perhaps, a few small businesses for the foreseeable future.
4. Venersborg Church will continue to function as a lighthouse for men to find salvation from slavery to sin and enter eternal life if its regular attenders love God with all their heart, mind, soul, and strength and love their neighbor. The evidence will be seen as they believe everything in the Bible, considering it authoritative, inspired, inerrant, and the final word on absolutely everything in spite of circumstance and persecution applying its principles to their lives and gaining internal Christ like characteristics and humbly, compassionately telling our neighbors the contents of the Gospel.