Heidi’s Thoughts

Coerced Nationalism

Here we are again…  the leader of the country demanding the suspension of an athlete for not worshipping a national symbol. Let’s look at a historical story that may provide insight into our times. In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it. Several Jewish youth were taken from Jerusalem and brought to Babylon to serve the Babylonians. In the second year of Nebuchadnezzar’s reign as king in Babylon, God sent him a dream of a great statue made of various metals and substances. The king was