America: Once The Promised Land, But Now?

What are the similarities and differences between the Soviet occupation of Hungary and the current situation in the West? Should we look to the West for the "promised land"? What is István Bogárdi Szabó's hope for young people? Some of the questions American journalist Rod Dreher discussed with the former Bishop and ministerial president of the Synod of the Reformed Church in Hungary.

Bogárdi Szabó István

“It’s not a Cold War, but a Cold Civil War, happening in the US, in Germany, everywhere," refers the pastor and professor of Systematic Theology to the challenges of Christianity in Western countries in the article published on the website of the American Conservative. "We are not good survivors of Communism,” he sais, of his generation. “If you read the Book of Exodus, you will see that it took forty years of wandering in the desert for the Israelites to prepare to enter the Promised Land. Many of them wanted to go back to Egypt, where they were slaves, but at least they could have a few material things guaranteed for them. I feel like my generation has been told by God that we can’t enter the Promised Land."

“But I ask myself,” he continued, “which Promised Land should I want to enter? Should it be the West? The problem is, there is no fruit there. There is no milk, there is no honey.”

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, and National Review, and his commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal and the Weekly Standard. He is the bestselling author of The Benedict Option, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, and How Dante Can Save Your Life.

America: Once The Promised Land, But Now?

Read the full article on the website of The American Conservative