To the editor:
It is true that in history something often repeats itself. The United States has and is repeating the eighth century B.C. Canaanites' history. Ahab and his wife Jezebel were the leaders of Canaan. Cannan was considered the ultimate in liberal progressiveness.
As seen in Deuteronomistic history, Ahab and his wife Jezebel were into abortion and child sacrifice, sexual immorality (both heterosexual and homosexual) and pantheism (reverence of creation over the Creator) and worshiped Baal. They fought against proposals to have God in their platform.
Liberals - or "progressives" as they more discreetly prefer - labored under an awkward misconception, namely, that there is anything remotely "progressive" about the fundamental canons of their blind, secular-humanist faith. In fact, today's liberalism is largely a sanitized retread of an antiquated mythology - one that significantly predates the only truly progressive movement: biblical Christianity
The land of Canaan was devoted to the worship of Baal. The Semitic word Baal means "lord" or "master" and the Canaanites believed that Baal was in absolute control over nature and over people. They believed that the only god who was superior to Baal was his father El, but Baal was the principal deity of the land. It was he who was in charge of the rain and the weather, and man's survival was dependent upon Baal's provision.
Is it strange that recent history has shown that a certain political party and their leaders endorse abortion and child sacrifice, sexual immorality (both heterosexual and homosexual) and pantheism (reverence of creation over the Creator) and for all we know they might worship Baal. They even fought against proposals to have God in their platform.
Of course Canaan was rewarded for their progressive liberalism in the following way:
"But it shall come to pass, if you do not obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all his commandments and his statues which I command you today, that all these curses will come upon you and overtake you: cursed shall you be in the city and cursed shall you be in the country. Cursed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. Cursed shall be the fruit of your body and the produce of your land, the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flocks. Cursed shall you be when you come in and cursed shall you be when you go out. The Lord will send on you cursing, confusion and rebuke in all that you set your hand to do, until you are destroyed and until you have perish quickly, because of the wickedness of your doings in which you have forsaken me. The Lord will make the plaque cling to you until he has consumed you from the land which you are going to possess." Deut 28:15-21.
We must remember that bad things happen to both good and bad people.
Let us hope the United States is not rewarded.
Citizens Concerned for Human Life Mifflin-Juniata Inc.