Last week, the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs announced that it had set aside an outdoor worship area for Pagans, Wiccans, Druids and other believers.
Today, via AU, we see that Robert Jeffress (best known for his militantly anti-Mormon opposition to Mitt Romney) has penned a response for the Washington Post’s “On Faith” in which he warns that such accommodation of the “worship of pagan deities is an open invitation for God to send His harshest judgments against our nation”:
What we label today as “pluralism,” God called “idolatry.” The first commandment from God was, “You shall have no other gods before Me.” There is no evidence that God has changed His mind on the subject. To openly violate this most basic law is to invite God’s judgment upon our nation. God has judged idolatry in the past through military invasions, earthquakes, a flood, and a mixture of fire and brimstone. The book of Revelation prophesies that God will employ the same agents of His wrath during the final seven years of earth’s history. There is no reason to think God is on hiatus during this present age.
“But doesn’t our Constitution demand that all religions be treated equally?’ you might ask.
Since God is not an American, there is no reason to think He has a particular affinity for our ideas about the separation of church and state. Nevertheless, although the First Amendment guarantees the right of every American to worship however they choose, it does not require government to provide a stone monument to facilitate that worship – even if the same government provides a chapel for Christians.
I don’t know the cause of the Haitian earthquake, the Indonesian tsunami or 9/11. But I can say without hesitation that any nation that officially embraces idolatry is openly inviting God’s wrath.
This past week government officials testified they are “certain” of another terrorist attempt on our soil within the next three to six months. One would think this would be a good time to seek God’s protection rather than kindle His anger.