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The JerUSAlem Fantasy

In the last week alone, I have heard from 2 people who are adherents of "The JerUSAlem Fantasy." They believe that, not only is the prophesied New Jerusalem here now, but they claim that the United States of America is it, or going to be solely it. Their "proof" consists of their idea that the United States is where "overwhelmingly most of Christ's people are," and as further "proof," they say that even three letters of the word "Jerusalem" have USA in them (they emphasized them as shown in the title).

Biblical Reality versus Self-Delusion

Jerusalem In Hebrew The United States of America has approximately 5% of the world population i.e. only about 1 out of 20 humans are Americans. While the US does have a large population, the vast majority of humans are not Americans. The 2 people who wrote do not seem to realize how big the world really is.

Out of a world population of over 6 billion people, there are approximately 1.5 billion people who profess to be practicing Christian. Of that world total, only about 1 in 10 are in the United States (that's generously including all of those who call themselves Christian while living lives that rarely have anything to do with religion). While the US certainly does have many Christian-professing people, the vast majority, 90% of Christian-professing people in the world, are not Americans. Again, the 2 people who wrote do not seem to realize how big the world really is.

Their claim that the "usa" in Jerusalem means the United States is based upon sheer fantasy. It's just a coincidence, nothing more. Using their "logic," any 10 year old Scrabble player could find similar "proof" in all sorts of words - and, like the JerUSAlem delusion, none of it would be true.

The word "Jerusalem" itself is merely the English-language attempt to transliterate (i.e. write in one language the way something sounds when spoken in its actual language) the true Biblical name for the city, and "Jerusalem" is not an accurate pronunciation at that. It's actually pronounced yer-oo-shaw-lay-im in Hebrew, and is written in Hebrew as shown in the illustration above. What you see in the illustration is the real "Jerusalem" - and there's no "USA" in it, either in how it's said, or how it's written.

When and where will be the New Jerusalem?

The Holy Bible describes the New Jerusalem as, when it comes, being pure of all sin. Is any country on earth pure of all sin? No, there are none. It is blasphemous to make such a claim. But the entire world is going to be purified, by fire (see Planet On Fire!), and then the New Jerusalem will come down to earth (see The City To Come). That is what the Bible truly says.

Does this actual Biblical description of the future New Jerusalem sound like any country that now exists?

"Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband; and I heard a loud voice from the Throne saying, "Behold, the dwelling of God is with men. He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be with them; He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain any more, for the former things have passed away." And He Who sat upon the Throne said, "Behold, I make all things new." Also He said, "Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true."

"And he said to me, "It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the fountain of the water of life without payment. He who conquers shall have this heritage, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the polluted, as for murderers, fornicators, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their lot shall be in the lake that burns with fire and sulphur, which is the second death." (Revelation 21:1-8 RSV)

"And he who talked to me had a measuring rod of gold to measure the city and its gates and walls. The city lies foursquare, its length the same as its breadth; and he measured the city with his rod, twelve thousand stadia; its length and breadth and height are equal. He also measured its wall, a hundred and forty-four cubits by a man's measure, that is, an angel's. The wall was built of jasper, while the city was pure gold, clear as glass. The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with every jewel; the first was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald, the fifth onyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst. And the twelve gates were twelve pearls, each of the gates made of a single pearl, and the street of the city was pure gold, transparent as glass."

"And I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb. And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine upon it, for the glory of God is its light, and its lamp is the Lamb. By its light shall the nations walk; and the kings of the earth shall bring their glory into it, and its gates shall never be shut by day - and there shall be no night there; they shall bring into it the glory and the honor of the nations. But nothing unclean shall enter it, nor any one who practices abomination or falsehood, but only those who are written in the Lamb's book of life." (Revelation 21:15-27 RSV)

Fact Finder: Does anyone, anywhere, have the right to hijack the Sacred Word of God in an attempt to make it serve their own vain reasoning?
2 Peter 1:20-21
See also I Did It My Way...

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