Spike Lee, the film director, declared, “God Himself ordained the financial crisis to happen when it did to propel Barack Obama to victory.”
Now, this statement has really, really bugged me. Not that Spike Lee is a prophet or a seer or had a divine revelation about the election. He just stated what many people seem to believe about the 2008 presidential election.
So, did God reach down from heaven and intervene on Obama’s behalf as Lee declared?
In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary you have been distressed by various trials, so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 1:7-8)
In mid-September, Senator John McCain’s campaign was picking up steam because of the addition of Governor Sarah Palin to his ticket. The double-digit Obama lead had been overcome, and polls showed that McCain/Palin were ahead by a slim margin. Abortion and moral issues were Obama’s downfall, and the Dems were in a tailspin.
Then, the financial crisis hit. Overnight, Obama’s polling number shot up and it was all over for the Republican ticket.
It is my deepest belief that the plumline issue for the 2008 Presidential election was abortion. Two pro-life candidates versus two pro-abortion ones. A clear-cut choice on this divisive issue.
As for the financial crisis, it was a gigantic mirror that God held up as a test to show us our hearts. Would we vote to stop murdering unborn babies or would we protect our billfolds? We chose to love money; and thus failed the test.
Okay, you say, what’s next?
National repentance must be made for the 2008 Presidential election. A nation can not thumb its nose at God and get away with it. But also, we need to cry out for mercy for those who voted for the Obama/Biden ticket, especially the African-American community who voted 95% for the pro-abortion ticket.
Swimming Upstream appears at this blog site on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. It’s a little of this and a little of that, all written to encourage and exhort believers in their Christian jouneys.