Biblical Israel And The United States

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Biblical Israel and the United States are different in many ways. They are diverse in their culture, geography, time period, and even location. One is located in the Middle East and the other in North America. They are very different, yet they are alike in many ways as well. Biblical Israel and modern United States have turned away from God, and the evidence that proves that are very similar in both countries. Biblical Israel and modern United States were both biblically based societies founded on God (Lipsman). Israel was God’s chosen people, and they were made up of “descendants of Jacob and those who joined Israel through circumcision and keeping the law” (Who Are God’s Chosen People?). He rescued them from the rule of an Egyptian …show more content…
Even though these nations were founded on God, they both turned away from that heritage and forgot who He was (Farah). They both started to disobey and disregard God and sought to please and worship false gods. Exodus 32 states that as Israel was on its journey to the Promised Land, Moses went up to Mount Sinai to talk to God, and as he was apart from Israel they created a golden calf out of their gold. They forgot all that God had done for them, rescuing them from Egypt, and that calf became an idol for them as they worshiped it. The book of Jeremiah is basically about how Israel forgot who God was and forgot the covenant they made with Him. The beginning of Jeremiah 2:33 states, “How well you direct your course to seek love!” They sought to find love in other places that are not God, and they prostituted their souls and bodies. The people of Israel and even the priests were involved in idolatry and false prophets in the time of Jeremiah the prophet (Wiersbe 523). Israel had lost sight of God. Today the United States of America has disobeyed God, forgotten God, and committed idolatry as well. As Joseph Farah puts it, “We have left our Judeo-Christian roots, values and heritage and are pursuing other gods.” America has turned away from God and is …show more content…
These false gods are not necessarily little statues that people bow down to, but are things like celebrities, athletes, relationships, and even cell phones. These people or items end up getting more attention and praise than God. People put these things before God and end up forgetting who God is (Baroff). Biblical Israel and the United States of America are very similar when it comes to the topic of immorality. Leviticus 18 describes God’s Law against illicit sexual practices for the Israelites (Schroeder). Since God had to list what to not do, there must have been some who were already disobeying God in that area. In Numbers 25:1-3, Israel participated in acts of sexual immorality with Moabite women and in the book of Jeremiah, when the Israelites turned away from God, they did what pleased them and that included prostituting themselves physically and spiritually. The story of Sodom and Gomorrah is a great example of immorality in Israel. Two angels came down to rescue Lot from that place. While they were staying with Lot the men from the town tried to break down the door so they could have sex with them. As the story goes on eventually Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed, but that showed how immoral

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