Gulf Oil Spill: Why Another American Disaster?

Jun 16, 2010, 14:13 ET from The Restored Church of God

WADSWORTH, Ohio, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fifty miles of Louisiana coastline marred by oil, with increasing amounts washing ashore daily in Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. More than 30-plus acres of wetlands destroyed. Over $50 billion in damage claims, a total higher than BP's annual profits. Scientists estimate 40,000 barrels of the sticky substance per day are pouring into the Gulf—the equivalent to one Exxon Valdez disaster every 8-10 days.

The oil slick blackening the nation's southern shoreline is the latest in a seemingly never-ending series of major American crises. Why another American disaster?

With this, and many other troubles threatening it, the United States has entered a new phase of the "Great American Experiment," having to implement never-before-tried solutions. Yet most everyone remains confident the nation is ever-resilient, more than able to weather these hard times.

And why shouldn't the country confidently face daunting tasks? For two centuries, the United States, along with Britain, has had the greatest army, been the world leader in agriculture, manufacturing, production, technology and trade, and held crucial strategic sea gates and defensive strongholds throughout the world. And throughout this time, the nation has repeatedly been given challenges—the Civil War, World War I and World War II, the Great Depression—and has almost always emerged victorious.

But why?

Most look to the founding fathers as the source of this nation's greatness, either citing the unique political ideology set down in the Constitution as the backbone of the country's success, or believing that the nation was founded on strong Judeo-Christian roots and that strong faith in God has guided the nation to preeminence.

Yet according to David C. Pack, Editor-in-Chief of The Real Truth magazine, the answer to America's fading greatness and its ongoing troubles is found in the nation's physical history.

"We are watching this decline grow worse and it will continue," he said. "Britain has been reduced in world stature faster than America, which is rapidly following on the heels of her decline. This is happening much more quickly than any could imagine, but it is only the beginning of what is in store for our peoples."

"To fully understand America's worsening condition," he continued, "we must examine what initially made the country and its peoples great. The key lies in America's historical roots, foretold long ago. Our magazine, The Real Truth, expounds upon this understanding and the reasons for other problems plaguing the world."

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About David C. Pack:

Pastor General and founder of The Restored Church of God, Editor-in-Chief of The Real Truth magazine and voice of The World to Come program, David C. Pack has authored 75 books and booklets, personally established over 50 congregations, and appeared as a guest on The History Channel. The Church is headquartered in Wadsworth, Ohio, has congregations in over 40 countries across six continents and distributes millions of items free of charge in six languages, in part through the world's most extensive biblically based websites, and

SOURCE The Restored Church of God