Old Prophecies Regarding Israel
Thousands of years ago, Jeremiah prophesied the following regarding Israel (Jeremiah chapter 2):
Thus saith the Lord, What iniquity have your fathers found in me, that they are gone far from me, and have walked after vanity, and are become vain?Hath a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods? but my people have changed their glory for that which doth not profit.Thine own wickedness shall correct thee, and thy backslidings shall reprove thee: know therefore and see that it is an evil thing and bitter, that thou hast forsaken the Lord thy God, and that my fear is not in thee, saith the Lord God of hosts.As the thief is ashamed when he is found, so is the house of Israel ashamed; they, their kings, their princes, and their priests, and their prophets,Saying to a stock, Thou art my father; and to a stone, Thou hast brought me forth: for they have turned their back unto me, and not their face: but in the time of their trouble they will say, Arise, and save us.
This prophecy could just as well apply to the country named Israel today.