Did God Exalt Obama to the Presidency?

If you're a believer who takes the Bible seriously, you have asked yourself this question many times.  I have.  It has baffled me. Maybe a quick look at the Bible -- specifically, the Torah -- can clarify matters. Let me say right off -- America does not replace ancient Israel. And we certainly should not bring back old rituals and regulations. But we can look for general principles, just as our founders did. Basic biblical theology says God is sovereign over nations.  However, the Bible is filled with examples of leaders who are condemned and others who are praised.  (Think of Saul in 1 Samuel and the other kings in 1 & 2 Kings and 1 & 2 Chronicles).  God sent prophets to challenge the bad leaders and to encourage the good ones. God did not ordain that ineffective leaders should have political power over people (but see below for a possible exception).  That's why he sent prophets to rebuke the leaders.  So apparently people have freewill...(Read Full Article)