At the recent “Million Muslim Votes” conference, a U.S. presidential candidate made the following observation: “I wish we taught more in our schools about the Islamic faith. I wish we talked about all the great confessional faiths. It’s one of the great confessional faiths” (MSN, July 21, 2020). These comments were doubtlessly made for political reasons. However, considering this individual is running for the most powerful and influential office in the nation, these comments are very revealing as to where the United States and presidential candidates stand spiritually.
God warned the ancient Israelites not to learn about following the gods of other nations, commanding that they “do not inquire after their gods, saying, ‘How do these nations serve their gods? I also will do likewise’” (Deuteronomy 12:30). God also warned ancient Israel and its modern-day descendants that they would ultimately go into foreign captivity because of their rejection of Him. As the prophet Jeremiah records, “It will be when you say, ‘Why does the Lord our God do all these things to us?’ then you shall answer them, ‘Just as you have forsaken Me and served foreign gods in your land, so you shall serve aliens in a land that is not yours’” (Jeremiah 5:19).
While America has never been truly “Christian,” in the sense of truly following the religion of the Bible, it did for some time at least allow the Bible a privileged place as a source of influence and values. That is no longer the case, as the U.S. and other nations—ironically, in an effort to be inclusive of world religions—now quite openly mock and persecute those who believe the Bible and try to fully follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. However, God warns these very nations that “evil will befall you in the latter days, because you will do evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke Him to anger through the work of your hands” (Deuteronomy 31:29)—a prediction we see coming true before our eyes. For greater insight about what is behind these modern trends away from God and where they are heading, be sure to read “The Rise of Modern Paganism.”