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Question and Answer

A friend says the U.S.A. is mentioned in the Bible. He says someone wrote a book on the topic. My friend is pretty smart.

 I saw a book that said the Rapture would take place in 1988. It didn’t, of course. I refer to that embarrassing book only to make the point that virtually any nutty idea can find a sponsor in the publishing business.

If the U.S.A. is mentioned specifically in the Bible, I haven’t seen the reference and will eat my hat if someone can convince me that there is one. Do permit catsup and mustard.

BY C. Donald Cole

C. DONALD COLE hosted Moody Radio’s Open Line for 26 years before retiring in 2008. Before joining the team at the Moody Bible Institute in 1971, Pastor Cole and his wife, Naomi, served the Lord as missionaries in Angola from 1948 until 1966. Pastor Cole then served as a faculty member of Emmaus Bible College of Dubuque and as editor of Interest magazine.

Pastor Cole authored several books, and was married to his wife Naomi for 65 years before he went home to the Lord in 2012.

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