It isn’t a rhetorical question. I have been listening to the conversation today and hearing people that are scared stiff that Obama will win. No one seems terrified that McCain might win, apparently because there is “no chance” for him to win according to anyone. But regardless of that, no matter who wins, can it actually be the wrong guy?
Romans 13:1 says, “Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.”
John 19:8-12 gives an even more interesting statment:
8When Pilate heard this, he was even more afraid, 9and he went back inside the palace. “Where do you come from?” he asked Jesus, but Jesus gave him no answer. 10“Do you refuse to speak to me?” Pilate said. “Don’t you realize I have power either to free you or to crucify you?”
11Jesus answered, “You would have no power over me if it were not given to you from above. Therefore the one who handed me over to you is guilty of a greater sin.”
12From then on, Pilate tried to set Jesus free, but the Jews kept shouting, “If you let this man go, you are no friend of Caesar. Anyone who claims to be a king opposes Caesar.”(emphasis mine)
So, I ask again. Can the wrong guy win the election? Is God going to be watching the returns tonight saying, “I hope My guy pulls it off”?
5 Find rest, O my soul, in God alone;
my hope comes from him.
6 He alone is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
7 My salvation and my honor depend on God;
he is my mighty rock, my refuge.
8 Trust in him at all times, O people;
pour out your hearts to him,
for God is our refuge.