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The JerUSAlem Fantasy
by Wayne Blank
Biblical Reality versus Self-Delusion
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."
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?