So what if somebody wants to drink a little goat blood as part of their pursuit of religious liberty in America?

I mean, isn’t that what we’re all about?

“Religious liberty,” I mean.

As in, the “God-given right” to openly worship false gods, including the devil himself.

(See how utterly insane that is when you simply clarify the concept in print that way?)

As AP reported earlier this week:

“Two years ago, Augustus Sol Invictus walked from central Florida to the Mojave Desert and spent a week fasting and praying, at times thinking he wouldn’t survive. In a pagan ritual to give thanks when he returned home, he killed a goat and drank its blood.

Now that he’s a candidate for U.S. Senate, the story is coming back to bite him.”

While it’s nice to see that news of Mr. Invictus’ goat sacrificing background isn’t exactly helping his campaign, let’s be perfectly clear about one thing: The modern American Statist construct of “religious liberty” not only allows for but vigorously protects open pagan worship. While there may be certain laws in place (for now; “law” based on the will of man is a constantly shifting thing) protecting goats and other animals from certain treatment, when it comes to the open worship of false gods, including the devil himself, Americans – including most professing Christian Americans – have been conditioned to champion such behavior as – get this – a “God-given right”.

While Mr. Invictus is quite unlikely to win any state-level elections any time soon, the longer we persist in our anti-Christian approach to “religious liberty”, the more openly Pagan-friendly (and Christianity-hating) the voting populace will become. This is the wrath of God upon us. This is the consequence of our proud, All-American repudiation of the crystal clear Nature of God as revealed in His Word.

As we covered last month in Should Muslims and Satanists be allowed to seek public office in America?:

God is explaining to us that in His creation the open worship of false Gods is always destructive. It always leads to death. There are no exceptions. Thus, out of love for us, He gives us life-preserving clarity on the matter in His Word.

So when we ditch His Word and grab on to the notion of secular “religious pluralism” as a good and noble thing, we are both mocking God and begging for His wrath upon our land and culture.

When we embrace the idea that “We the People” are free to openly worship any god we like and that this is a great virtue that not only serves as a central pillar of our culture, but is also something that all other cultures in the world ought to be encouraged to emulate, we are both mocking God and begging for His wrath upon our land and culture…and the lands and cultures that follow our lead.

When we embrace that explicitly anti-Christian concept of “religious liberty” and hold it high, we are begging for our own destruction. (See: Note to ‘Merica: There is no “God-given right” to worship false gods. Repent accordingly.)

Potential Muslim or Satanist or [insert any particular anti-Christ religious category here] candidate-for-President questions are symptomatic. The fact that they are almost always asked in a context thatpresumes the legality of openly practicing Muslims or Satanists or whatever in America demonstrates that we have a far more profound and far more foundational problem on our hands…and we don’t even know it.

The question that we should be asking – but are discouraged at every turn from even noticing, much less contemplating – is the question as to the true legality of the open worship of false gods in the first place. As in: What has God said about this? What has God said is legally allowed in His creation where the worship of false gods is concerned? What has He commanded in this regard? And what has He promised will result from rejection of His life-giving Word on the subject?

Put another way, will we now seek, repent, and submit to the crystal clear Word of God on this vital question?

Or will “We the People” continue to cling to our pride and rebellion, even as our America Idol disintegrates into chaos all around us? (See: Will America repent or will America be destroyed?)

Will we keep symptomatically chattering on and on about the symptoms of the symptoms of the symptoms of our fundamental rejection of the lordship of Christ?

Or will we cut to the chase, take the axe to the root, finally repent and submit to Christ as King in practice?

May God grace us with broken, humble repentance, submission, and the otherwise impossible restoration to follow…while there is yet time.

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.”

~ Jesus (the real One), in John 14:15

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