I really wish the fundies would make up God’s mind. Are we already under God’s judgment or will be be under it if Obama is reelected? Has he already “lifted his hand of protection” from us or is he preparing to do so? Franklin Graham takes the latter option, saying that this election will decide whether God gets really mad at us or not. An he starts by contradicting himself:
The Bible says that government has been ordained by God Himself.
“For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God … for [the one who is in authority] is God’s servant for your good” (Rom. 13:1, 4, ESV).
In just a few days, we in the United States have the privilege of electing the people who will serve in office for the next several years.
So does God “institute” the government and decide our leaders or do we? And if Obama wins, does that mean it’s God’s will that he win? If so, then isn’t he just setting us up?
Since we believe this is one of the most important elections in our lifetime, my father and I have taken a strong stand in the past few months to encourage voters to support candidates on the national, state, and local levels who embrace biblical values…
This is a crucial hour for our nation. Above all, this is a time for deep, intercessory prayer on behalf of our great country, which is in grave danger unless we repent of our sins and turn back to the God of our fathers. The Bible says, “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way” (1 Tim. 2:1–2).
When America’s leaders actively promote and legislate immorality, restrict the religious freedoms that our country was founded on, and are openly hostile to men and women of faith, then I believe we are ripe for God’s judgment.
So God is going to decide the outcome of the election and the outcome of the election is going to determine whether he throws a fit at us or not? That seems rational.