On my way into the office this morning (launching the new College of Education website for UGA), I was listening to some christian radio. I do not remember the name of the show, but I’ve heard the show before. The hosts were interviewing a man who wrote a book about Obama (at least in part). The author basically said that Obama’s socialist agenda and how he has exponentially sped up the downfall of the United States, God is clearly using Obama as a judgment against America. He remarked that God often times used leaders in the past to judge nations and this is basically the same thing.
Now, I am definitely no Old Testament scholar and my mind is still a little sleepy. But for some reason when I heard this I was a little put off. Some immediate questions popped into my mind… and I am going to ask them of you.
- Do we have an example in Scripture of God judging agnostic nations by with their leaders? I think there might be, but I cannot remember.
- How does inflicting socialism on an agnostic nation result in turning people to God?
- Are other socialist nations, socialist because God is judging them?