America Ripe for judgment!
Will Red China be God's
If you ever forget
the LORD your God and follow other gods you will surely be destroyed.
Like the nations the LORD destroyed before you, so you will be
destroyed for not obeying the LORD your God (Dt 8:19-20).
The collision of a Red Chinese
fighter jet with a US Navy surveillance plane and the tense standoff
that followed was a wake-up call for America. Chinese provocations
of US ships and aircraft have become routine. While US diplomats
"negotiated" the release of our hostage crew, Red China's
President, Jiang Zemin, was in our hemisphere forging and strengthening
military and economic alliances with our Latin American neighbors.
Red China's leaders have convinced the Chinese people that an
"imperialist" U.S, bent on world dominion, is China's
#1 enemy. The People's Republic of China (PRC) is expanding its
military capability with alarming speed and caliber while simultaneously
constructing a powerful international, anti-American axis that
could militarily neutralize or even defeat our powerful but declining
nation. Some experts believe China's ambitions are limited to
gaining undisputed control of the Asian Pacific, others that
China's old-line Marxist leaders have a strategy for world dominion.
The US stands in the way of both.
The U.S. is Financing
China's Military Expansion
Military leaders in China and the
US believe armed conflict between our nations over Taiwan is
inevitable, some believe imminent. We must be prepared. But,
more important, we must ask, "Does God intend to use
a war with Red China to judge America?"
1. U.S. cash & technology have enabled China to
become a World power "overnight."
for President Bush & The Congress
Our $84 billion annual
trade deficit with China has gotten the American people a glut
of cheap consumer goods. In return, China has gotten American
aircraft & equipment, supercomputers, state-of-the-art telecommunication
systems, high tech engines, electrical machinery & apparatus
and other things it needs to rapidly build its infrastructure
and become a powerful economic and military force. Western capital,
via loans, investment, economic assistance and the trade surplus,
has helped China finance an enormous, military buildup.
Intensive spy efforts, the lifting
of U.S. export controls on supercomputers, "dual use"
missile and other high-level technology during the Clinton years
enabled China to leapfrog two generations of military technology.
Clinton-initiated US-China military exchanges have been a boon
for the People's Liberation Army (PLA). China now has the neutron
bomb, made from stolen US blueprints.
With a military budget due to increase
by 17% this year, China is developing a world-class navy, state-of-the-art
anti-satellite, information, electronic and space-based warfare
systems, and medium and long-range ballistic missiles that can
target American bases in the Pacific and the entire continental
Russia has been selling China high
performance jet fighters, submarines, destroyers, anti-ship missiles
and other modern super-weapons. One new "supersonic"
torpedo, the Shkvall, poses an unthinkable threat to our Pacific
fleet. Armed with nuclear warheads and able to travel at speeds
over 300 mph under water, a single strike will decimate an entire
American aircraft carrier. We have no match for and no defense
against this weapon (see http://www.nytimes.com/2000/12/01/world/01RUSS.html).
The Red Chinese have created a
fifth branch to their military to conduct "irregular warfare."
It includes an army of computer and internet hackers now preparing
to paralyze the high tech strength of the US and our allies through
attacks on military, economic, and government computer information
2. America's Love of Money blinds us to China's quest for
Bill Clinton treasonously
abandoned the strategic interests of our nation and his God-given
responsibility to defend the American people in exchange for
contributions from American and foreign businessmen with a vested
interest in US-Red China trade. Clinton is gone but Washington
remains awash in China-related cash. Trade with the Chinese has
blinded even the eyes of many Republicans. "Powerful forces
within the conservative movement no longer see China as a moral
enemy; they see it as an economic opportunitythe lure of the
Chinese market has eroded the right's appetite for moral combat
[the evidence of such compromise serves] as a parable-not of
the arrogance of totalitarian China but of the moral corruption
of the movement that should be its most formidable foe"
(John Judis, The New Republic, 4/12/01, http://www.tnr.com/042301/judis042301_print.html
Americans once so valued freedom
they would die for others to enjoy it, but we now gobble up consumer
goods manufactured by Chinese slave laborers, unconcerned that
their communist masters will gladly make slaves of us if they
can acquire the power to do so. Scripture warns, "The love
of money is the root of all evil" (1 Tim 6:10).
3. While seeking Asian dominion, China is acquiring strategic
footholds in the West.
Chinese President Jiang
Zemin's tour of Latin America went almost unnoticed in the shadow
of the China-US standoff over the downed Navy spy plane and its
crew. The Miami Herald wrote that from Chile to Brazil to Venezuela
to Cuba, "China is flexing its muscles in the early stages
of what many military and intelligence analysts say is a plan
to challenge the United States politically and strategically
in its own backyard" (4/15/01).
Speaking to his Latin audiences
in Spanish, Jiang repeatedly referred to the China-Latin America
"strategic partnership" as part of a China-led "new
world order." China now has or is developing satellite tracking
stations in Brazil, electronic espionage stations in Cuba, an
air-force partnership with Venezuela (including the sale of Chinese
fighter jets and joint production of military transport planes),
petroleum sites in Venezuela and Peru, and copper mines in Chile.
China now controls major ports in the Bahamas and both ends of
the Panama Canal (China Reform Monitor, 4/25/01, www.afpc.org/crm/crm378.htm).
language while abroad belies China's aggressive behavior toward
its own regional neighbors: the armed takeover of a Filipino
island, intervention in Indonesia, intimidation of Vietnam, and
incessant threats of annihilation against their Taiwanese brothers,
to name just a few.
4. The new anti-American China-Russia Axis poses a major
threat to the U.S.
The Russians received billions
in U.S aid during the 90's. But Russia now has thousands of nuclear
warheads targeting the US, is rapidly modernizing its sea and
land-based ICBM missiles and is developing remarkable new weapons
systems. Under former KGB-agent Vladimir Putin, Russia has dropped
its Clinton-era pretense of being an American partner.
The "strategic cooperative partnership" agreement,
to be signed by Russia and China in July (effectively already
in force), has forever altered the world's balance of power.
Russia and China each have strategic alliances with an assortment
of "rogue" states: North Korea, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan,
India, Libya, Algeria, Syria, Vietnam, Cuba, Venezuela and others.
Together these nations are forming a "New Axis."
5. The U.S. is NOT prepared for the inevitable
clash with Red China over Taiwan.
General Zhang Wannian,
a senior Chinese military leader, publicly stated, "It is
inevitable that a war will break out over the Taiwan Strait during
the coming Five-Year-Plan [2001 to 2005]" (China Reform
Monitor, 11/28/2000). China has 300 short-range missiles aimed
at Taiwan from a multi-base battery located immediately across
the Taiwan Straight. Taiwan has less than 8 minutes to respond
to any such missile attack. Without the Aegis radar systems denied
by the new Bush Administration, Taiwan has no realistic means
or hope of defense.
With no missile defense system in place, the US is hardly any
better off. China, whose present submarine fleet numbers sixty
vessels, is building 6 new subs capable of simultaneously launching
576 nuclear missiles, armed with 3-6 independently targeted multiple
warheads (MIRVs), with a range of 5000 miles. With these subs
and missiles, China could destroy targets across Europe, Asia,
Australia, and the United States within a matter of minutes (China
Reform Monitor, 2/6/01).
Admiral Thomas Moorer, Chairman
of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under President Nixon, and advisor
to 7 presidents, now warns that China is planning to go to war
with the US within the next two years. If, when China moves on
Taiwan, we come to her rescue, as President Bush has said we
will, it will mean all out war with Red China and perhaps other
enemies in the New Axis. If we do not act, our credibility as
a world leader will be forever shattered.
Tell the Truth
- The American people should be prepared for the inevitable
war with Red China. China's leaders regularly subject their people
to inflaming anti-American rhetoric. The US government plays
down the China threat, while practicing a policy of appeasement.
George Bush must tell the American people the truth about Chinese
belligerence. China's aggressive behavior toward its closest
neighbors foretokens the larger threat they pose to the world.
Our churches need to be warned. The American people need to be
awakened. Only the Truth will make and keep us free! (2 Th 2:10)
The Challenge for
A Strong U.S. Military
- President Bush must now rebuild our military might,
intentionally cut in half during the past ten years in the false
belief that "a threat no longer exists." Every aspect
of our defense system must be repaired or rebuilt, from bottom
up. A missile defense system to protect the American people from
incoming ballistic missiles must be begun immediately.
A Comprehensive China
Policy - The Red Chinese are strategic thinkers. They
have an adroit, holistic plan for economic and military expansion.
Americans compartmentalize, believing we can separate trade from
military competition while the Red Chinese pursue their strategic
goals in every aspect of our relationship. The problem our Asian
allies now face is not Red China, but a lack of US leadership.
If America continues to blink, as we did by denying Taiwan essential,
Aegis-equipped ships, our longtime friends (South Korea, Japan,
the Philippines, Thailand and even Taiwan) will have no choice
but to hedge their bets and compromise with Red China.
A Righteous China Policy
- Above all, America must have a righteous China
policy. While national defense is every civil government's God-ordained
charge, the overriding emphasis of Scripture is not military
strength, but righteousness - right standing with God (Is 31:1).
The US is at a critical crossroad.
If we are to be the righteous world leader God called us to be,
we must unequivocally stand for truth and righteousness. We cannot
grant China "most favored" trade status and pour our
wealth into her coffers while her leaders force abortions upon
millions of young Chinese mothers, murder and imprison Christians
because of their faith and routinely murder political dissidents
and harvest and sell their body parts. We cannot immorally participate
in making slave-laborers of the Chinese people. We cannot bless
China while she militarily bullies her neighbors and provokes
our military men and women around the world. Ronald Reagan rightly
called the Soviet Union an "Evil Empire." Reagan was
not willing for America to appease that evil, peacefully coexist
with it, or even be satisfied to slow its growth. Rather, he
was determined to roll back the evil. Our rhetoric and
actions must never serve to lend moral credibility to an antichrist,
totalitarian, communist system (Pr 24:24-25; Is 5:20).
Neither can we continue to tolerate
treachery within, especially among civil servants charged with
our nation's defense. Those who treasonously compromise our security
interests, such as took place in a wholesale manner during the
Clinton administration, should be held fully accountable. God's
special warning to "watchmen" applies to both natural
and spiritual watchmen (Ez 33:2-4).
Scripture makes abundantly clear
that the threat and outcome of wars are in the hands of the Sovereign
God of the Universe. It is He who raises up and puts down nations
(Job 12:23; Ps 9:17; Is 14:26-27; 40:15-18). In His eyes, the
American Church's repentance, and America's spiritual
and moral readiness are even more important than our nation'
military readiness. In His righteous order, God raises up wicked,
barbarian nations to punish nations he has targeted for judgment.
America is under judgment because
of the sins of the Church. This, not China, not George
Bush's leadership, not the cutting edge of our weapons systems,
is the crux of the matter. The question is, "Is God intent
upon punishing us?" God can intervene to preserve tiny
Taiwan and us from the ever more-menacing Chinese threat. But
as an apostate Christian nation, America is ripe for destruction.
Defeat, humiliation and abuse by alien armies are on the progressive
list of judgments God promises to bring upon nations that have
turned from Him (Dt 8:all; 28:15ff; Ps 9:17).
The American church does not know how to repent; we have so
thoroughly forsaken God and his Word. Our land is filled
with abortion bloodshed and brazen homosexuality and our churches
are too dull, tired, and weak, even to denounce these "abominations."
Some churches even defend them. Our very best churches seem to
have been neutralized by the declining culture around us. Confused
and ashamed of God and His Word, we have tried to reach our lost
neighbors by becoming like them, but have succeeded only in being
them. Repentance and revival in the Church must precede awakening
in America. Without such repentance, we can have no Scriptural
assurance that God will be with our armies or preserve us from
our enemies (2 Chr 7:14; Is 56). Rather, Scripture warns us of
judgment to come (Heb 10:26-31).
We Must Pray Fervently for Christian Awakening in America
and in China.
Ronald Reagan's firmness and communism's bankruptcy led
to the ultimate downfall of the USSR. Though not politically
minded, a vital, underground church thrives in China today. China's
leaders will ultimately be forced to loosen their totalitarian
grip if Christianity and a hunger for democracy continue to grow
among the Chinese people. God is in control. But will America
have the spiritual strength to do her part? The issue for us
Part of our repentance must include a genuine love and
concern for the salvation of the Chinese people. We seem
to be facing an inevitable war with China over Taiwan. The only
thing that will prevent this war is God's intervention. Christians
in America must: 1) seek God for repentance in the Church (We
must wake up, get serious, spread the Word, preach the Bible
and turn from our frivolity and worldliness); 2) diligently pray
for our president and Congress; 3) pray for Christian awakening
in the United States and 4) And pray for an invasion of the Holy
Spirit in China, both in Taiwan and the Mainland.
Please Join Us in Repentant, Believing Prayer:
Father, grant President Bush, our military leaders & diplomats
WISDOM & COURAGE to deal aright with Red China. OPEN our
leaders' eyes, and CAUSE them to effectively rebuild our nation's
defense system (1 Chr 12:32-332
Chr 32:7-8; Neh 5:14; Ez 33:1-6; Pr 8:8-9; Ps 119:18, 36, 136;
Your Church in America with TRUE REPENTANCE & Help us whole-heartedly
to return to You. Have MERCY & AVERT an otherwise inevitable
war (Ps 80:7-19; 85:4-7; Is
60:1-12; 61:1, 11; Jer 4:1-4; Rev 3:15-20).