Elder mention why there is no king ruling over the U.S.
As I was reading from the Armageddon p. 26-27.
In the first book of Samuel, we have the opinion of God and Israel about kings, and it is one of great repugnance on God's part and repentance on Israel's. Israel asked Samuel to make them a king, but he was displeased with the proposition, and prayed to God about it• and God replied to him, " they have not rejected thee but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them. Now, therefore, hearken unto their voice ; yet protest solemnly, and shew them the manner of the king that shall reign over them." After a king was chosen, God signified his displeasure by a terrible thunder storm in wheat harvest, and the people were greatly terrified. For Samuel said"I will call unto the Lord and he shall send thunder and rain, that ye may perceive and see that your wickedness is great, which ye have clone in the sight of the Lord in asking you a king. * * And the people said unto Samuel, Pray for thy servants unto the Lord thy God that we die not; for we have added unto all our sins, this evil, to ask us a king." By this choice of a king the Hebrew republic was changed into a hereditary monarchy, and God ceased to be their only king. From the passages of scripture just quoted, it is certain that G o d considers a h u m a n
monarchy as exceedingly sinful, and as standing in direct hostility to himself, and he has but little patience with it.