On the Brink, America and the Coming Divine Judgement, Rev. Joseph
Esper lays out a strong case that America will soon experience a
powerful and historic manifestation or Divine Judgement. God exercises
His authority not to take vengeance on sinners but to invite, urge, and
compel them to repent and thus avoid everlasting damnation.
the words of St. Augustine: "Rome was not punished because she was
Christian, but because she was had failed to right herself from a course
of sin." This holy Bishop asserted that because nations exist only in
the realm of time and space not eternity, they must be chastised or
rewarded for their evil or good deeds here in this world.
suffering involved in societal calamities are a source of purification
for the just and of chastisement for the wicked. Scripture states that
God "shall judge between the nations, and impose terms on many peoples"
(Is. 2:4). America has been richly blessed by God, and America is also
subjected to His decrees and judgments. While we as a nation once built
our society's foundations solidly on rock, we are now foolishly tearing
them down and attempting to rebuild them on the sand of materialism,
moral relativism, and national arrogance-a decision that can only lead
to disaster (cf. Mt. 7:24-27).
In a very real sense, the struggle
for America's soul and its future "is not with flesh and blood but with
the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of the
present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens" (Eph. 6:12). On
the Brink is a must-read for Jesus calls upon us to stay awake and keep
watch (Mk. 13:37). This very informative book also offers us reason to
hope and steps to take to ensure our salvation.