God Jehovah strictly forbids the combining of different, often contradictory beliefs and the melding of practices with various schools of thoughts on religion, known as syncretism. Such mingling of Biblical and pagan religions is a violation of the First Commandment, which says: “I am the LORD thy God, you shall have no other gods before Me.” Disobedience or transgression brings judgment on a nation.
Two and a half years after his 2001 National Day of Prayer Proclamation, President Bush was asked, “Mr. President, when you talk about peace in the Middle East, you’ve often said that freedom is granted by the Almighty. Some people who share your beliefs don’t believe that Muslims worship the same Almighty. I wonder about your views on that?”
To compound the problem of Biblical illiteracy, President Bush answered, “I do say that freedom is the Almighty’s gift to every person. I also condition it by saying freedom is not America’s gift to the world. It’s much greater than that, of course. And I believe we worship the same God [Islam and Christianity].”
One might as well deny the existence of evil in the world, or the absolute fact that God does have enemies. Heretical syncretism is nothing else than the corollary of a Biblically illiterate nation and dismally ignorant and unsound leaders making headway.
Award-winning author, columnist, and cultural commentator Larry Alex Taunton [born 1967] published on July 29, 2020, an article with the title Karl Marx vs Charles Spurgeon: An Epic Struggle for the Souls of Men in 19th-Century London, in which he writes: “It is extraordinary to me that both Karl Marx [1818-1883] and Charles Spurgeon [1834-1892] lived and worked in the same city at the same time. Both were, in a sense, evangelists contending for the souls of men with their competing visions of humanity.”
Marxism, aka communism, Karl Marx’s conception, is now undoing America. Marx wrote in The Communist Manifesto , “Communism abolishes eternal truths, it abolishes all religion, and all morality, instead of constituting them on a new basis …”
“Although there is no indication that Marx and Spurgeon ever met,” Taunton continues, “one was almost certainly aware of the other and the irreconcilable nature of the messages each proclaimed.”
“It would be wrong to say - as many preachers do - that addressing matters of politics falls outside of the purview of the clergy. Of no other sphere of life do they say it. Regardless, Spurgeon certainly didn’t agree with this sentiment. Christianity isn’t merely an accessory to a man’s life; it should define it. Thus, a man’s politics are simply the outward manifestation of the convictions of his heart. Socialism, Spurgeon knew, was much more than an economic or political question. It is a spiritual question, if only because it denies the very existence of the spiritual. It is, as I have written elsewhere, atheism masquerading as political philosophy [or in case of Critical Race Theory, ‘state-sponsored racism’].”4
Wisdom and folly run on parallel tracks in America, offering alternative routes for America’s youth. Solomon noted that Lady Folly “sits at the door of her house, on a chair at the city heights.”5 This prompted Jewish Hebrew scholar Michael V. Fox to warn that “Like Wisdom, Folly seeks a public venue and appears in much the same places as Wisdom. They are often in proximity, proposing alternative choices in many circumstances.”
By entering America’s public square, Gideons and Rahabs will initiate the process of reestablishing the once Biblically based culture laid down by America’s Founders. The goal will be “righteousness [that] exalts a nation.”6
American Renewal Project
3. Proverbs 6:16
5. Proverbs 9:14
6. Proverbs 14:34