Armageddon or Manifest Destiny

Written by Marty on January 24th, 2005

    In Mr. Bush’s inauguration speech he said these words which set off alarms around the world, “The best hope for peace in our world is the expansion of freedom in all the world.” George H.W. Bush said that people were making too much of the speech, but considering our history it is no wonder that the world is taking notice.

   In SEYMOUR M. HERSH’s article, THE COMING WARS it says, “Bush has an aggressive and ambitious agenda for using that control—against the mullahs in Iran and against targets in the ongoing war on terrorism—during his second term.” This has the world thinking that Mr. Bush’s concept of expansion has little to do with freedom or terrorism.  Instead it sounds more like the Doctrine of Manifest Destiny.

   Manifest Destiny Doctrine is still in effect, which holds that America has a destiny to the world as ancient Israel and Christianity did. In one way I can agree, if we help to lift up the living standards of all human beings by example and financial support then America does have a purpose in the world. Unfortunately, most see the Doctrine of Manifest Destiny as a battle cry for conquest.

   The similarities to Christianity and this Doctrine are amazing. In the beginning of Christianity the Saints died to bring their message to the world not by force but by servitude. In later centuries Christianity was brought to the world by the sword, with the choice to convert or die. Most of us know that true Christianity cannot be spread by force and neither can Democracy and Freedom.  The fellowing is a little history of this doctrine.

In 1845, a democratic leader and influential editor by the name of John L. O'Sullivan gave the movement its name. In an attempt to explain America's thirst for expansion, and to present a defense for America's claim to new territories he wrote:

“…. the right of our manifest destiny to over spread and to possess the whole of the continent which Providence has given us for the development of the great experiment of liberty and federaltive development of self government entrusted to us. It is right such as that of the tree to the space of air and the earth suitable for the full expansion of its principle and destiny of growth.” (Brinkley 352)

Manifest Destiny became the rallying cry throughout America. The notion of Manifest Destiny was publicized in the papers and was advertise and argued by politicians throughout the nation. The idea of Manifest Destiny Doctrine became the torch, that lit the way for American expansion. Click here for more.

 

   The question is what should be the role of America in the world?


 

10 Comments so far ↓

  1. Anonymous says:

    I know I

  2. Anonymous says:


       Where I do not believe that Mr. Bush is the Anti-Christ it is true that if such a person was to rise up he would come out of the Church. I am not a big believer in eschatology, as we believe the end will not once for all, rather on an individual basis.

  3. Anonymous says:

    But I didn't say anything about Bush being the anti-Christ, I just don't think that type of talk is helpful.

  4. Anonymous says:


       I know but many are equating him with Hitler and the Anti-Christ. I just do not want people to think that is what I am trying to say. I fear that he could very well bring on the third World War. He maybe well intention and not really thinking where he is taking us, for some think that the way to keep America prosperous is to engage in an perpetual war. This is just wrong!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Glad to see that you don't equate the President with Hitler or the Anti-Christ. I don't think that we are going to war with Iran.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I think people see the worst in those who they oppose. It really isn

  7. Anonymous says:

    Ask the President

  8. Anonymous says:

    Jess,

    That just isn't nice, ok funny but not nice.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Hello Marty; I am just getting around to investigating your site. Your Links to these pages are not working on the Home page. I had to Copy and Paste the Title in the Search .
    OK to the reply. a bit late . for the dates. but anyway.
    AMERICAN PRESIDENTS take an OATH. TO UPHOLD OUR CONSTITUTION. as it is WRITTEN and also to PROTECT THIS PEOPLE and THIS LAND OF AMERICA and ALL OF ITS STATES. FROM EVIL WICKED DESTROYERS THAT would BRING DEATH AND DESTRUCTION TO the PEOPLE HE Has sworn to PROTECT.
    IN the SCRIPTURES GOD ALWAYS ALLOWED HIS PEOPLE TO BE PROTECTED FROM THE EVIL ADVESARY THAT would come against HIS PEOPLE. OF course HIS people were just as today THE PEOPLE HE HAD BROUGHT OUT of CAPTIVITY THOSE OF ISRAEL the HEBREW JEWISH and THEIR DESCENDANTS. WE MUST HOWEVER REMEMBER THAT THE EGYPTIAN is also DESCENDANTS OF ABRAHAM. through the SON ISHMAEL born of the BOND WOMAN. BUT the HEBREW JEWISH ISRAEL is the PEOPLE THAT WERE GODS and BROUGHT OUT OF BONDAGE OF the BROTHERS . the EGYPTIANS..
    IF YOU GO FORWARD. TO THE PRESENT??? YOU will TRACE AMERICANS BACK TO THE EUROPEAN PEOPLES ALL DESCENDANTS OF WHO?? ABRAHAM, ISAAC. and JACOB. NOT FORGETTING THE SEED OF ABRAHAM AND HE HAD TWO. the PROMISED SEED ISAAC and the SEED THAT came THROUGH the BOND WOMAN HAGAR. BUT STILL SEED OF ABRAHAM. then when you FOLLOW ISAAC's DESCENDANTS you find JACOB whom is the YOUNGEST TWIN OF the TWO NATIONS THAT were IN THEIR MOTHERS womb, THE OLDER TO be a SLAVE OR SERVANT TO the YOUNGER. ESAU CAME FIRST, and is the OLDER THAT WAS to be the SERVANT ,SLAVE, TO the YOUNGER JACOB, WHO WAS RENAMED ISRAEL BY GOD AFTER the WRESTLING MATCH THAT JACOB HAD. SCRIPTURE TELLS US HE WRESTLED WITH GOD AND PREVAILED. DO WE NOT ALL WRESTLE WITH OUR GOD and HIS TRUTH and WAYS.. BEFORE WE COME TO HIM BUT WE ALL MUST PREVAIL and OVERCOME ALL the TRIALS HE HAS for us while on this earth in this flesh if we are to ever INHERIT the PROMISE HE Has GIVEN TO US who PREVAIL and OVERCOME AS HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON HAS overcome before us.. YOU SEE OUR LORD AND SAVIOR HAS MANY NAMES and FACES IN the SCRIPTURES, FOR OUR LORD and SAVIOR WAS from the foundation of the WORLD. FOR GOD WAS in the beginning and the WORD WAS WITH GOD and the WORD WAS GOD!!! and there is no OTHER GOD BUT ONE GOD, ONE FAITH, ONE BAPTISM, HE IS OUR LORD and SAVIOR and WE WHOM HAVE BELIEVED THERE IS NO OTHER and THERE IS NO OTHER WAY BACK from where we all have come from.. JESUS CHRIST SAID HE LOST ONLY ONE!! out of all THAT THE FATHER GAVE HIM… THAT ONE!!! of PERDITION!! the DESTROYER of ALL THAT IS OF GOD.
    WHO IS IT THAT DESTROYES ALL THAT IS OF GOD ALMIGHTY. THE ANTI-CHRIST, and THE ANTIO-CHRIST HAS many faces and names also BUT HIS NAME IS SATAN, LUCIFER, LEGION, AND IS THAT ANGEL OF GOD THAT WAS the MOST BEAUTIFUL ANGEL the ONE THAT WAS TO be PERFECT and BE OVER ALL THE OTHER ANGELS.. BUT HE became PRIDEFUL!!!!
    THERE ARE SIX that GOD HATES, SEVEN are an ABOMINATION (DESTESTED) A proud look, a lying tongue, hands that shed INNOCENT BLOOD, heart that devises WICKED IMAGINATIONS, feet that are swift to run to mischief, A FALSE witness that speaketh LIES, and HE THAT SOWETH DISCORD amongst BRETHREN. Proverbs 6;16:-19:
    THERE ARE MANY MANY INDIVIDUALS THAT WE ALL CAN SAY this one or that one is guilty of any one of these. IF WE are HONEST with OURSELVES WE will see PRIDE AND LIES within US.
    AS FOR FALSE WITNESS THAT SPEAKS LIES. we are to WITNESS ABOUT GOD and HIS TRUTH AS HE HAS spoken it and done it THROUGH HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON. IN whom WE ARE TO FOLLOW IN HIS STEPS HE TOOK and DID and SAID. NOT BAREING A FALSE witness against what HE has shown us.. IN WHAT is WRITTEN OF HIM. and US!!!
    WHO HAS HATED HIS BROTHER TO THIS DAY we see the HATRED OF THE BROTHER TOWARD the OTHER.
    THAT OF ISRAEL and THE ONE THAT WAS HIS TWIN. ESAU. THAT WAS told to the MOTHER WOULD BE THAT NATION THAT would be a A SLAVE or SERVANT TO the YOUNGER..
    GOD SAID; I HAVE LOVED JACOB, BUT I HAVE HATED ESAU!. I HAVE found it very INTERESTING to STUDY the LINAGES of the NATIONS, PEOPLES!!! it reveals much about the present people and who is OF GOD and who is not. WHO is OF the DESCENDANTS of JACOB ISRAEL and who are the DESCENDANTS of that HATED BY GOD BEING THAT which was called EDOM. and is now the land of IRAQ, IRAN, and TURKEY, THE BABYLONIAN empire.. NOW where AMERICA FITS IN ALL THIS WE MUST REMEMBER THAT ALL THAT ARE CALLED AMERICANS are not who were in this land first. the AMERICAN IDIAN was here before the others came to this land. and isn't it strange that ESAU HAD REDSKIN and was QUITE HAIRY and was the MAN OF THE FIELD A HUNTER OF GAME.. Sounds like an AMERICAN INDIAN TO ME. especially given that we as IMMIGRANTS NEW TO THIS LAND CALLED them SAVAGES REDSKINS< and NOW THEY ARE NOT EVEN OF THE LAND . having their LAND TAKEN FROM THEM BY THOSE who came from across the sea. and HAVE THEIR OWN NATION ON RESERVATIONS with their own GOVERNMENT. apart from OUR GOVERNMENT and all OTHER GOVERNMENTS. WORSHIPERS OF SPIRITS!! that to them were seen in EAGLES, WOLVES, and BUFFALO, BUT THE GREAT SPIRIT was THEIR IMAGE OF GOD ALMIGHTY. NOW I am not saying I am CORRECT about all of this but according to what SCRIPTURE is written it all pretty much fits and gives explaination to me .. WHERE DID THE AMERICAN IDIAN COME FROM TO BEGIN WITH?? HOW DID THIS AMERICAN INDIAN GET ON A LAND we call AMERICA NOW when EVERYTHING ELSE IS CALLED THE EUROPEAN and EASTERN NATIONS?? ONE MUST GO ALL THE WAY BACK TO GENESIS AND ADAM AND EVE TO GET the answer to that. I BELIEVE NOT SAYING I AM RIGHT just that I have studied it and this is what I have found as a POSSIBILITY. and we can LEARN MUCH about all PEOPLE and where their PLACE and PURPOSE is according to what GOD has already ORDAINED TO BE DONE SAID AND COME TO PASS for us all. MOST IMPORTANTLY AS AN INDIVIDUAL PERSON! SO BACK TO OUR PRESENT PRESIDENT GEORGE W.BUSH! LIKE IT OR NOT!! HE IS RIGHT WHERE HE IS SUPPOSED TO BE BECAUSE OF THE TIMES OF GODS TIMING and NONE CAN EVER make me believe any differently.. AL GORE and the DEMOCRATES can do all they would have devised to do to KEEP HIM from becoming our PRESIDENT at that time and no matter what they would have done short of actually MURDERING HIM .. would never have changed GODS PLAN. and if they would have MURDERED HIM TO KEEP HIM FROM OFFICE?? well I HATE TO THINK of the CONSEQUENCES for STEPPING IN AND REMOVING what GOD ALREADY HAD for HIM TO ACCOMPLISH FOR HIS (GODS) PURPOSES... WE AS CHRISTIANS must CONTINUE TELLING and TESTIFING TO the TRUTH as GOD shows it to us to all and any that are willing to hear and want HIS TRUTH. and not lies of men.. FOR the TESTIMONY OF JESUS CHRIST and what HE has said and done is the spirit of PROPHECY. and prophecy is not known as truth till it comes to pass and is manifested in the flesh and we see it come to pass as it has been said to be done. I SEE MUCH PROPHECY being FULFILLED NOW THAT HAS been SAID would come to pass. and OUR FINAL WAR TO END ALL WARS is all but here.. and IF GOD does not step in and stop it. there will be nothing left of what He has created. SO WE BEST PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY THAT GOD IS WORKING IN THE HEARTS OF HIS OWN PEOPLES TO BRING PEACE upon this earth or we will see what has been written in Revelation very soon. I cannot forget what has been written about the EARTH THAT NOW EXISTS is KEPT IN STORE FOR THE FIRE!!! this FIRE can be actual fire as we know fire that burns up stuff and destroys all it touches or IT could be THE WORD OF GOD THAT BURNS UP THE WICKED SPIRITS THAT ARE within the hearts of all men???? FOR GOD SAYS HE IS A FIRE. and IT is written the WORD OF GOD IS SHRPER then any twoedged sword. and I HAVE FOUND THIS TIO BE TRUE for see how when the WORD OF GOD HIS TRUTH is SPOKEN HOW IT CUTS INTO OUR HEATS and so many that do not like to hear HIS TRUTH FIGHT AGAINST HIM and HIS WORD AT every tuirn and in anyway they can.. and that is by IGNORING IT TRYING TO GET HIM AND HIS WORD FROM BEING SPOKEN SHOWN AND LIVED BY THOSE WHOM BELIEVE IN HIM AND HIS WORD OF TRUTH. THINK ABOUT IT.

  10. Anonymous says:

    I feel sorry for her-she has a right to question Iraq. Here in Ohio where 20 members of the 3rd battalion, 25th Marine regiment were lost last week [14 from Ohio] we,ve had public memorials, and the furerals. At least 1 set of parents has expressed similar feelings as MS. Sheehantestking HP0-J26 | testking 642-972 | testking HP0-Y17

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