The West is broke economically, morally, culturally, and has lost all credibility in the world. For all the faults of the American/British rule in this world, there have been many good things to come out of that partnership. A Judeo-Christian ethic has brought democracy to many lands, a sense of religious liberty, and the birth of the nation of Israel. I know there has been problems that have arisen from this partnership, but despite that the twentieth century became a century of stability. Today, we have a West that is corrupt on so many levels that it will eventually devour the planet in its quest to keep that power. It will be the time of the Antichrist when that transpires.
It is despicable that the Ayatollah is more credible than the President of the United States. There are many good sources telling us economic, military, and societal collapse is occurring. It is how we respond which will tell the Lord if we truly are going to heaven. There are two types of Christians in this day of deception. The small "c", christian, is lukewarm, accepting of worldly lifestyles, supports the retraction of religious liberty, and generally is anti-Israel. The big "C", Christian, are true believers who stand on convictions, reads and believes the Word of God, and is willing to stand in the gap for Jesus Christ and Israel.
As government creeps in our lives more and more everyday we Christians must understand our biggest enemy sometimes are not those that are totally against Christ, but those who proclaim a belief in Christ with no conviction of lifestyle, the little "c". Lukewarm christians are afraid of the West failing. They see their trust in this society is collapsing. We who are true Christians understand our life is not eternally connected to this world, but to a heaven that will come to this earth when all things are completed. The West is bankrupt and we who live in the West have a great opportunity to use the Word to bring life to a dead society. Those that live in the North, South, and East have opportunities to share the Gospel also. Jesus loves you, His life was bought for a price, and this world is not where you belong. Be of good cheer, the world you belong to is yet to come, and it is eternal.