SOP’s PK 535.1 Statement
Later it will be seen from the SOP about the Fifth Era Kingdom, which was the era of the mixture of Church & State, it essentially was according to God’s perfect ideal, -as seen in Israel, and would be according to His will in Church History time, if the Roman Catholic Church had been upholding Biblical Truth, and also not compelling conversion or adherence by force (see COL 77.1; 21MR 152.4; RH, August 18, 1896 par. 2). As also later discussed, the United States has likewise spearheaded the Sixth Era of World Order with a Kingdom model which also started out by being more than less in harmony with God’s ideal, pointedly by having removed the element of Religious compulsion, with them systematically doing so by Separating Church and State. Fittingly enough, the U.S. itself came to incorporate many of the leading traits of the prior World Superpowers in its (effective) Imperial Rule. As God had approved, and made world ordering use of the prior Kingdoms which had such traits, it can be seen, along the lines of PK 535.1, how God would likewise give the U.S. a/the chance to prove itself, whether it would Biblically mold these commendable traits, or, as with prior Kingdom, use them to facilitate evil....Of course, the U.S. has also done the latter (= Gal 5:13-15 versus John 8:31-32ff), -becoming the prophesied Eschatological Babylon, which is why it no longer can be deemed to be a “Christian Nation” (cf. James 2).