In a Jan. Its navy ruled the seas.
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Few realized how quickly that would change and a new superpower arise. America began to flex its muscles globally. President Dwight Eisenhower pressured Britain to surrender the Suez Canal back to Egypt as enticement to keep Egypt from straying into the Soviet camp. In its place a new power arose. America became the dominant financial power in the world, with the dollar replacing the British pound as the international reserve currency. Much of biblical prophecy deals with nations and events at the end of the age—the time in which we now live. One of the most prominent individuals in biblical history is Abraham, to whom God promised great blessings—blessings he would not see during his physical life, but which would be fulfilled in his descendants Genesis Genesis 1 And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said to him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be you perfect.
To Isaac was born a son named Jacob, whom God renamed as Israel Genesis Genesis And he said, Your name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince have you power with God and with men, and have prevailed. The great blessings God had promised to his father Isaac and grandfather Abraham would be passed on through his descendants Genesis Genesis 3 And Jacob said to Joseph, God Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me, 4 And said to me, Behold, I will make you fruitful, and multiply you, and I will make of you a multitude of people; and will give this land to your seed after you for an everlasting possession.
And his brothers were content. Thus his father wept for him. Later, through a chain of God-directed events, Joseph became second-in-command over all Egypt when he was 30 Genesis Genesis 37 And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his servants. And Joseph went out over all the land of Egypt.
And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of Egypt. Shortly thereafter Joseph married, and his wife gave birth to his firstborn son, whom he named Manasseh, and then another son, Ephraim Genesis Genesis 50 And to Joseph were born two sons before the years of famine came, which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On bore to him.
When Jacob, the grandfather of Manasseh and Ephraim, neared the end of his life, Joseph brought these sons to him to have them blessed. It was customary in those days that the firstborn should receive the greater share of material blessings.
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Moonray Press New Millennial.. NW Publishing Penguin Publish.. Pure Heart Pres.. Quick Find. Use keywords to find the product you are looking for. However, much of the references are of those who lived years, and some centuries ago. Nov 14, Ron Tenney rated it it was ok. I wanted to like this book. It combines a few areas that I am quite passionate about. I found myself asking over and over while reading this book, "How would I write differently if I were to author this book? I agree that God's hand was in the foundation of America.
- If These Ears Could Sing!?
- THE COVENANT by Tim Ballard!
- De Vermis Mysteriis.
I also agree that one purpose for the freedom we enjoy was to allow a restoration of the Gospel of Christ to be come forward. So I wanted to like this book. I think that so often, literally dozens of times, Ballard tells a story about the founding with the end in mind. He states exactly what God's purpose was in the event. Even the participants could not see what God and Ballard can now see.
I thought that maybe God should have been the co-author. That is too harsh. In reality, we all look for signs that God is on our side or that our interpretation of the "facts" are the most informed or consistent with his will. To his credit, Ballard did quote many of my favorite historians. Gordon Wood is my favorite historian of the Revolutionary period. The extensive biography at the end of each chapter was a pleasure to review. I liked his in-depth notes at the bottom of some pages and in the end-notes.
They were very insightful. I did enjoy the commentary on the faith of many of the founders. I still differ with many who find Thomas Jefferson to be a profoundly religious man. I think he wanted to have a fair marketplace for all religions, not because he was a believer, but because he was consistent in wanting to minimize the role of government in our lives.
As an LDS reader, one more comment is in order. He advocates many ideas that are consistent with our doctrines.
Recognition Theology: America, Israel, the Lost Tribes and now Glenn Beck
Yet he skirts along the edges of the church and never comes out and states the source of his beliefs. Many other LDS authorities and scholars are quoted frequently. Yet their religious beliefs remain obscured. Why does it matter? It matters because our doctrine is clearly the framework from which he is writing, thinking and interpreting history. Why not write a book of faith, using selected history to tell the story?
As you can tell from my ramblings, thank goodness I didn't try to write this book.
There is a treasure-trove of well-known stories and many more that are not well-known. As noted above, the bibliography convinces me that Ballard is very well-read and has put his considerable talents to good use in presenting this treatise.
Jun 05, goddess rated it really liked it Shelves: own , politics , history , religion. Interesting take on the link between God's covenant with the "Promised Land" and our ties with Ancient Israel. There may have been a few points of analysis that I didn't necessarily agree with, but they were minor and minimal. Ballard makes a great case, though, of why America is a chosen land and why we can't shirk our duty to Him and our country.
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Documented in several chapters of this book are the numerous instances where we can see God's hand during the Revolution. This country is no accident Interesting take on the link between God's covenant with the "Promised Land" and our ties with Ancient Israel. This country is no accident.