How could anyone believe God would chose such a person for a national leader?
Has such a thing ever happened before?
In the Old Testament book of Judges, the story of a very unseemly character is depicted. He violated nearly every directive God had given for Godly living: He chose a foreign wife (twice) and utilized the services of a prostitute; he violated Biblical law regarding food and corpses. He ignored his parent’s advice on nearly everything. “However, his father and mother did not know that it was of the LORD, for He was seeking an occasion against the Philistines. Now at that time the Philistines were ruling over Israel.” — Judges 14:4
Samson’s character flaws in choice of women was seemingly his downfall when it landed him blinded, in chains. But as his dying act he killed more of Israel’s enemies than he had in 20 years in his role as the Judge of Israel. And he is listed in Hebrews 11 as one of the heroes of the faith.
God used Samson — despite his character flaws — to achieve His purposes. Could God be using the decidedly imperfect US president to achieve his purposes?
God has raised up wicked kings to do His purpose before. He used Nebuchadnezzar to execute judgement on Israel. And God arranged it so the godly Israelite Daniel served as Nebuchadnezzar’s “vice president.” And He used Cyrus the Great, and then Darius — other ungodly Kings placing godly men in power — to protect God’s people and restore Israel to Jerusalem.
Is Mike Pence the “Daniel” to our “Nebuchadnezzar?” He certainly has guided public policy in ways more friendly to the Church and Christians than any president in memory.
The downfall of Israel was abandoning their God and following the gods of their idolatrous neighbors. And the final straw for God was the shedding of innocent blood. “…thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, ‘Behold I am about to bring a calamity upon this place, at which the ears of everyone that hears of it will tingle. Because they have forsaken Me and have made this an alien place and have burned sacrifices in it to other gods, that neither they nor their forefathers nor the kings of Judah had ever known, and because they have filled this place with the blood of the innocent and have built the high places of Baal to burn their sons in the fire as burnt offerings to Baal, a thing which I never commanded or spoke of, nor did it ever enter My mind; therefore, behold, days are coming,’ declares the LORD,’ when this place will no longer be called Topheth or the valley of Ben-hinnom, but rather the valley of Slaughter.” — Jeremiah 19:3-6
As I write a candidate for the Supreme Court is meeting with senators in Washington DC. At the heart of the debate over her appointment is the issue of abortion. The Democratic party fully endorses every aspect and procedure of abortion, including late term infanticide (which, called partial-birth abortion by some, is when the infant is killed by forceps or by saline injection while still in the womb, or even left to die after being born alive). Joe Biden used to be a moderate on this issue, but now he supports every aspect of his party’s platform on abortion.
This is human sacrifice for convenience.* This is human sacrifice for career. This is human sacrifice for the sake of politics.
This isn’t sacrifice to “foreign gods:” it is sacrifice to the god of Self.
Speaking of foreign gods and bloodshed: Consider the heinous and well-documented organ harvesting going on in China (which was ignored by the Obama/Biden administration, and which the current administration is calling out) where ethnic minorities are imprisoned in “re-education camps,” blood typed and genotyped, and then are anesthetized on-demand so their organs can be harvested for China’s billion dollar transplant industry. Has God raised up this president to bring judgment on China, possibly the worst abuser of human rights in human history?
The “blood of innocents” was the breaking point of God’s patience for Israel. Will America succumb to the same fate as her most innocent members, dying on streets filled with devastation and destruction?
“For your hands are defiled with blood
And your fingers with iniquity;
Your lips have spoken falsehood,
Your tongue mutters wickedness…
“…an act of violence is in their hands.
Their feet run to evil,
And they hasten to shed innocent blood;
Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity,
Devastation and destruction are in their highways.” — Isaiah 59
*The decision to have an abortion is between a woman and her…God. Most abortions are encouraged, not only by a culture of death, but by boyfriends, husbands, parents, teachers, doctors, friends, and others who feel it is in the best interest to abort the baby. Unfortunately, it is in often in THEIR perceived best interest, not necessarily the mother’s. I consider many if not most who abort their child as victims of a system and societal pressures that make them feel that abortion is the only option. Two victims walk into a women’s “health” center; one victim walks back out. Don’t give in to depression; take advantage of the many Christian resources available in your community for counseling, and in many local churches.