Dear Friend,

This great country has always been seen as a beacon of freedom to people all over the world. Religious liberty is a gift that has only happened a few times in human history. How long can we count on it?

My upcoming new series, Final Empire, will address this question. The series takes an in-depth look at the United States in prophecy. Why was the United States started? Is the popular notion true that Columbus left Spain to try to prove the world was round—or did he, as a student of prophecy, think of his mission as hastening the coming of Christ?

With your financial support, we can let the American public see that the secret of America’s success is that it is a nation built on Christian principles. Not a theocracy, like the Old World, but a nation modeled on the Hebrew republic, where men and women are directly answerable to God Himself. You don’t have to address your prayers through a state church, and you don’t have to worship the way a king demands; you are free to enter into a relationship with God the way YOU believe it should happen.

With 2020 being an election year, we have a unique opportunity to capitalize on this heightened interest in the direction and future of the nation. Regardless of political party, people in this country are sensing that we are living in unique times. They are witnessing things that have never before occurred in the history of this nation or the world. There are some who believe that this election will shape the final destiny of this country. Others believe that it will be the last election in the United States. Not since 1844 has the time been more ripe to discuss America’s role in end-time events!

Final Empire will be a four-day miniseries that will serve as a wake-up call to Christians to help finish the work before the soon return of Christ. The biblical parable of the 10 virgins comes to mind: all were asleep when the Bridegroom showed up, but only the ones with oil, or the Holy Spirit, in their lamps were able to meet the Bridegroom, while the other five were busy running back to the market to try to buy oil.  

Many denominations are now open to the possibility that Jesus is coming soon. People are more receptive to evangelistic campaigns. Final Empire has been specifically designed to bring people from your community through the doors of your church. This project seeks to satisfy the curiosity of Christians and seekers who are concerned about their final destiny and the future of America.

It seemed far-fetched several years ago that the United States, a beacon of civil liberties, would even entertain the notion of restricting guaranteed rights. But then September 11, 2001, happened, and people were suddenly living in a world of fear and insecurity. Add to that the tragic shootings that have taken place in communities formerly thought to be safe, and there is now a rising outcry from the public that something has to be done. Are people becoming more open to the restriction of certain rights if it means security and safety from violence?

The prophecies of Daniel and Revelation make it crystal clear that our only hope, ultimately, is the kingdom of Christ. That’s the whole point of Bible prophecy. “The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!” (Revelation 11:15)

But for right now, for the meantime, we have something so precious that we can’t afford to lose sight of where it came from—and what an incredible gift it is. We must pay attention if we want religious liberties to last. And that’s the challenge more than 200 years later: to keep this gift from God. To cherish it. To defend it. To refuse to let go of it.  

In due time, the Bible indicates that we will lose it—that our liberties will be sold for the sake of expediency, or globalism, or a global religious crisis. At some point it will happen, right before Christ returns to establish the ultimate kingdom. But in the meantime, you and I should refuse to be the ones who give this up.

However, this series with this vital message can’t reach the masses without your financial support today. Historically, when the Seventh-day Adventist Church has needed to get a message out, we have accomplished it through members’ personal sacrifices. When Joseph Bates wrote his influential tract on the Sabbath, he initially didn’t have the money to print it. It was only through a generous gift that came through the mail that he was able to publish that invaluable document. And today, the Voice of Prophecy is launching a national campaign, and in faith, we are moving forward. Jesus is coming soon and your support is more crucial than ever!

On the last day of the Constitutional Convention, a lady eager to learn the results asked Benjamin Franklin the following question: “Well, Doctor, what have we got? A republic or a monarchy?” 

Franklin replied, “A republic, madam . . . if you can keep it.” 

A republic where people with different religious beliefs could coexist. With your financial contribution today toward Final Empire, the Voice of Prophecy can distribute this program so that people in your community and throughout this great nation can understand the vital importance of maintaining our religious liberties for as long as possible.

Your brother in Christ,

Shawn Boonstra
Speaker/Director, Voice of Prophecy