AMERICA FOR GOD
T. DeWitt Talmage
Rev., 13: 11: "And I beheld another beast coming up
out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb and he
spake as a dragon."
Is America mentioned in the Bible? Learned
and consecrated men, who have studied the inspired
books of Daniel and Revelation more than I have,
and understand them better, agree in saying that the
leopard mentioned in the Bible meant Grecia, and
the bear meant Medo-Persia, and the lion meant Baby-
lon, and the beast of the text coming up out of the
earth with two horns like a lamb, and the voice of a
dragon means our country; because, among other
reasons, it seemed to come up out of the earth when
Columbus discovered it, and it has been for the most
part at peace, like a lamb, unless assaulted by foreign
foe, in which case it has had two horns strong and
sharp, and the voice of a dragon loud enough to make
all nations hear the roar of its indignation. is it
reasonable to suppose that God would leave out from
the prophecies of his Book this whole Western Hemi-
sphere? No, no! "I beheld another beast coming up
out of the earth and he had two horns like a lamb,
and he spake as a dragon." Germany for scholarship.
England for manufactories. France for manners.
Egypt for antiquities. Italy for pictures. But
America for God !
I start with the cheering thought that the most
popular book on earth to-day is the Bible, the most
popular institution on earth to-day is the church, and
the most popular name on earth to-day is Jesus. From
this audience hundreds of men and women would, if
need be, march out and die for him. Am I too con-
fident in saying "America for God?" If the Lord will
help me I will show the strength and extent of the
long line of fortresses to be taken, and give you my
reasons for saying it can be done and will be done.
Let us decide, in this battle for God, whether we are at
Bull Run or at Gettysburg. There is a Fourth of
Julyish way of bragging about t ...
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