Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Obama the sword of the Lord

God took this nation one step farther down the road of His judgment against us last night. Obama's claim to the Presidency is probably illegitimate on a number of points, but that doesn't change the fact that he's God's choice for us at this time. Much effort has been put into exposing his illegitimacy and his danger to the nation, but it has for the most part been prevented from gaining a wide hearing. We can blame the biased media for that, and in some cases biased judges and elected officials, but the overarching reason can only be that it is God's will.

It is simply the latest bit of truth about growing corruption and dangers to the nation to be aggressively suppressed over the last decade or so, as anyone who has tried to warn about these things can attest. Despite the best efforts of committed workers over and over we've seen the forces of darkness prevail against us. How is it that Islam has actually grown in popularity and influence since 9/11 for instance? Such a thing is inexplicable except on the understanding that it is God's will that the nation be punished. Obama must be His chosen instrument for that purpose.

In his blog this morning, Southern Baptist leader Albert Mohler exhorts Christians not to challenge Obama's legitimacy, but treat him with the respect due the Presidency and seek to work with him where possible. A contrary view is that Obama's illegitimacy, especially the fact that he's a Muslim but has misrepresented himself as a Christian, is part of the sword of judgment that we are exhorted in scripture to warn people about. Scott Johnson thinks this is the obligation of Christian leaders, and takes it as the impetus for his own ministry of information.

Ezekiel 33:6 But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand.
Of course that doesn't mean treating Obama with disrespect. Paul always addressed the Roman officials with respect; nothing less is expected of us now. But does that mean keeping silent about lies and plots where we know of them? Is that what God wanted of Christians when Hitler came to power?

I'm praying for a clearer understanding of these things.

The joy black Americans felt on Obama's win has to be acknowledged. Since I never saw a racial issue in his candidacy I am likely to underestimate how much it mattered to blacks, but the exuberance and tears among the crowd last night shouldn't go unappreciated. Clearly it was a tremendous milestone in American history from that point of view. This is one reason not to continue to question his legitimacy, at least in a legal official way. God gave him the win and it will be on his own conscience if it was not honest.

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