Wallace Henley, associate pastor of the Second Baptist Church in Houston, has an article in the Christian Post admitting that, if the Bible is to be believed, God has chosen President Obama as our leader (don’t ask how, of course, because that would reveal all sorts of contradictions with that free will stuff they like to use to get out of the problem of evil). But he’s sort of an evil leader who will bring about…well, something.
There’s only one thing to say to the mis-prognosticators and the folk who prayed earnestly and fervently for Obama’s defeat: Barack Obama is the President of the United States, and he is the chosen of God for that high office in this period of our history.
Obama is not chosen like the Apostles, but chosen like Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, whose insane capriciousness enlarged the voice of godly prophet Daniel in the midst of a godless culture. Obama is chosen like Cyrus the Persian, a power-worshipper who had no idea he would be the instrument of God to issue a decree that would lead to the restoration of Jerusalem and the Temple.
Neither of them were conscious they were being used by the living God to shape history and advance the Kingdom of God – the Kingdom of righteousness, peace, and joy. Politicians who try to see their place in history always miss the full picture.
So he says Christians should thank God for Obama’s reelection as an “act of obedient faith.” Doesn’t seem likely.
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