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I though the end of Amercia would be worse.
on February 21, 2013
Dr. Grant went home to be with his Lord in 2012 and this book was his final writing effort. Well written and interesting, the book proposes that the end of the "American Empire" is at hand. Well, at least by the end of 2014 at the latest. The collapse is unavoidable.
Dr. Grant believes in premillennialism and his writings reflect that eschatological view. The presupposition underlying the writing is that the antichrist must arise from the old Roman Empire and establish himself as the world dictator. Since America is not mentioned in the Scriptures, she must decline. If you believe in premillennialism, then this book is for you. If your end times bent lies elsewhere, you will walk away frustrated.
Dr. Grant is consistent in his application of this end time's worldview throughout the book. Since America is now the sole superpower in the world, something must happen to reduce her to a more humble, non-participant as the end unfolds. Current financial crisis's regarding banking, housing, debt and international positioning, all are fit in nicely to the presupposition.
The book is full of mostly plausible explanations of why the events unfolding in our world are happening and how they work to destroy America. There are some issues that are a stretch, but overall the book is believable. The book does wander somewhat into conspiracy theory land with a secret group of wealthy individuals in the Common Market, but they are necessary to complete the story according to end time's worldview.
The solutions offered to the American Empire collapse are not what I expected. If America is going to be ravaged with poverty and reduced to a petty sideline player in world events, then simply buying some silver coins does not quite seem quite enough. Other solutions included selling my house and renting, not paying off my mortgage so I can use hyper-inflated dollars to pay off my loan, checking to make sure by bank is safe, and trying to get off of the internet grid. While these may or may not be wise decisions, in the face of the end of our country, they simply did not seem deep enough to me.
Overall, the book is a quick read and full of interesting data. Dr. Grant may be right or he may be wrong, but that really is not the point of the read. The point is that changes are coming and a wise man sees them and makes changes in preparation for them. If you liked end time books, you will love this one. If not, save yourself some frustration.
Multnomah publishers graciously sends me books if I will write a review - a match that is very much appreciated and helps to ease the drain on the pocketbook, so thank you!
Dr. Jeff Klick