Did God Control The Election Results?

Many Christians believe God controls everything.  This would mean He allows things to happen that will fulfill His plan toward the end of time. All of the apostles and Prophets from Moses to the Apostle John prophesied future events.  If the apostle John, author of the Book of Revelation, has accurately predicted the “End-Times” then God has to be in control of what is happening today for any of it to occur.  I totally believe that God has given us free-moral agency.  We may chose good or bad.  However, when it comes to the selection of rulers the Old Testament repeatedly selected who Israel’s kings, judges and prophets would be.

Is it possible that God has inspired certain politicians to do certain things?  This past week Senator Lindsey Graham, R-SC, a member of the Armed Services and Homeland Security committees speaking at the Halifax International Security forum said that military strikes on Iran to take out its nuclear program should also include taking out its military.   This includes their air force, army and navy.  He believes  Iran’s ability to fight back should be destroyed.

President Obama’s failure to understand the frustration of the ordinary voter caused November’s vote to return Republicans to congress.  As intellectually smart as the president and his advisors are, they do not seem to understand the thinking of the average American.  I do not believe the Democrats realize the public did not vote for Republicans.  They voted against the president’s policies.  Had God wanted Iran to be destroyed by the U.S., I doubt if President Obama would have ever been elected president.  I don’t believe this would ever happen under his leadership.

Revelation 18:9 & 10 – “When the kings of the earth who committed adultery with her and shared her luxury see the smoke of her burning, they will weep and mourn over her.  Terrified at her torment, they will stand far off and cry: ‘Woe! Woe to you, great city, you mighty city of Babylon! In one hour your doom has come!”

Chapter 18 describes the doom of Babylon, a mighty city.  Many claim Babylon is the United States, Rome or others.  Scripture states that Iraq will play a part in the end times.  Is it possible John actually meant the city of Babylon in Iraq?   President Bush met with a number of Christian ministers and I am sure they disgusted prophecy.  Would Christians think differently if they believed President Bush was inspired by God to attack Iraq?  Is this possible?  If God did not want Iraq attacked would Bush have been allowed to become president?

We either have a passive God or a God in control.  What has encouraged millions of people to join the Tea Party?   Was it Godly inspired or free-moral agency?

Philippians 3:20 & 21 – “But our citizenship is in heaven.  And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.“  Is there any doubt that everything is under God’s control?  There is not a whole lot that we individually can do.  Our responsibility is our relationship to God and how we treat others.  If we want to see a change in our world we need to spread the gospel that others may become believers.  If the world wants true prosperity it needs to make Christ their personal Savior.   Otherwise, we only come closer to the end!

 

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