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My husband read this to me out of a book he's reading called "What in the world is going on?" by David Jeremiah, but I have seen it before in a history book.
The 10 stages of the decline of a nation
The first stage moves from bondage to spiritual faith.
The second from spiritual faith to great courage.
The third stage moves from great courage to liberty.
The fourth stage moves from liberty to abundance.
The fifth stage moves from abundance to selfishness.
The sixth stage moves from selfishness to complacency.
The seventh stage moves from complacency to apathy.
The eighth stage moves from apathy to moral decay.
The ninth stage moves from moral decay to dependence.
And the tenth and last stage moves from dependence to bondage.
When I first read this it seemed to fit so perfectly with our nation's history. So if you agree, what stage do you think the United States is currently in?