Program #178 – “Barack Obama, God’s Man for the Job” – 3/29/2015 – Synopsis
We know the truth found in Genesis 50:20, “They meant it for evil, but God meant it for good” and the truth found in Romans 8:28, “All things work together for good to those who love God.” But we take these truths by faith until the data comes in proving that evil actors unwittingly and unintentionally advance the cause of Christ.
Ultimately, all of the data will not be seen until we leave this world and stand before Jesus Christ; nevertheless, we get some previews in this life.
When President Obama was elected, we knew that his liberal humanism would prove disastrous; but we also knew, theologically, that his folly would be used by God for good. That “good” includes the exposure of sin, the punishment of the wicked and the training of the righteous.
Some of the data is now starting to come in. Program #178 covers five areas in which the folly of President Obama has been used to help the Kingdom of God: foreign policy, fiscal policy, health care, illegal immigration, and homosexual rights.
The apostle Paul explains in Romans 13:4 that “[governmental authorities] are ministers of God to you for good.” Paul is not teaching that all government is good, but that all government will be for your good. Paul believed what he taught. As a prime example, Paul rejoiced that his Roman imprisonment resulted in the cause of Christ becoming well known throughout the whole Praetorian Guard and everyone else (Philippians 1:13).
Because of God’s sovereign control over all things, the Christian can legitimately see a positive perspective on everything.
Scripture References: Romans 13:1; Psalm 75:6-7; Daniel 4:25; Isaiah 3:4; Genesis 50:20; 2 Chronicles 28:19; Zechariah 11:15; Matthew 18:7; Romans 6:1; Romans 3:8; Romans 3:5-6; Psalm 83:9; Deuteronomy 28:43; Galatians 6:7; Proverbs 24:19-21; Daniel 4:37; 2 Chronicles 33:11-13