Has God really said …
that wanting to be like other nations is now acceptable before Him??
Here are some Bible passages that provide an answer for this question:
14 When you enter the land the LORD your God is giving you and have taken possession of it and settled in it, and you say, "Let us set a king over us like all the nations around us,"
32 Do not make a covenant with them or with their gods.
33 Do not let them live in your land, or they will cause you to sin against me, because the worship of their gods will certainly be a snare to you."
1 Samuel 8:4-5
4 Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah;
5 and they said to him, "Behold, you have grown old, and your sons do not walk in your ways. Now appoint a king for us to judge us like all the nations."
34 They did not destroy the peoples as the LORD had commanded them,
35 but they mingled with the nations and adopted their customs.
36 They worshiped their idols, which became a snare to them.
||To be like other nations was Israel's temptation from the beginning. Israel's call was to be holy as God is holy, to be different in order to fulfill God's special calling. This temptation is resurging today as a result of rejection and persecution. It is behind the philosophy of post-zionism, the call for assimilation and the desire to reject Jewishness altogether. As the Church shares its own, largely overlapping calling, the Apostle Paul exhorted the Roman believers, Jews and non-Jews alike, "do not be conformed to this world." Rom. 12:2
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