Tuesday, 11 November 2008

The madness of the false prophet

I predicted that as a result of Obama being elected president of the US, there would be a prophetic frenzy. Well, I did not have to wait long for Don. Billingsley to twist the Scriptures to try and prove that the American people made a mistake in electing Obama as their 44th president. Billingsley cited a passage from Deuteronomy to try and prove his contention. The passage, which was not fully quoted, runs as follows: "When you come into the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, and shall possess it, and shall dwell therein, and shall say, I will set a king over me, like all the nations that are about me; Thou shall in any wise set him king over thee, whom the Lord thy God shall choose: one from among thy brethren shall thou set king over thee: thou mayest not set a stranger over thee, which is not thy brother"(Duet.17:14-15).

Firstly, this was a prophecy, which was fulfilled during the leadership of Samuel. The elders of Israel came to Samuel and requested a king thus: "Behold thou are old, and thy sons walk not in thy ways: now make us a king to judge us like all the nations"(1 Sam. 8:5). And as a consequence, God appointed Saul the first king of Israel.

Secondly, the command to Israel not set a stanger over them as a leader was only applicable under the old covenant, and while the nation was established in the promise land. After both Israel and Judah were taken captive and scattered among many nations, God allowed many Gentile kings to rule over them.

Thirdly, after the death and resurrection of Christ, the old covenant was abolished. "The Israel of God" is now the church, where there is neither Jew nor Gentile, but a new spiritual creation in Christ. So God can appoint anyone he chooses to be an elder in his church, whether the person is white or black.

Fourthly, the people of the US voted, but God decided who would win the election, as all power is of God, and the powers that be are ordained of God. So is Billingsley saying that he disagree with God's decision?

Fifthly, the bible teaches that Christ is not divided, yet Billingsley left WCG, and contrary to the clear teachings of the bible, went off and set up his own church "to draw away disciple after him." Funny how Billingsley can find a text that supposedly says Obama was wrongly elected, but can't find any that says he is a hireling and a heretic!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tom,

You write, “Fourthly, the people of the US voted, but God decided who would win the election, as all power is of God, and the powers that be are ordained of God. So is Billingsley saying that he disagree with God's decision?”

Question - How does God get the people who vote to vote for the candidate that God wants to be elected for US President?

Also, you have a typo in the paragraph that reads, “which was fulfilled durning the leadership of Samuel”. I think you mean “during”.

Richard

Tom Mahon said...

Richard poses the following question:

"How does God get the people who vote to vote for the candidate that God wants to be elected for US President?"

Because God influenced their minds to fulfill his will. There are many examples in the bible of God influencing the minds of people to fulfill his will. Notice this example: "Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the Lord STIRRED up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it also in writing, saying, Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia..." You may read the rest of the passage, if you so wish.

In addition, it should be evident to you and anyone else who understands the human condition, which is influenced by bigotry and prejudice, that the American people would NEVER willingly elect a black man as president, however torrential his eloquence might be.

The election of Obama is an epoch making event! The events surrounding it were guided by God, and what his presidency portends is yet to be made clear, but the omens are not good!

BTW, don't forget that if news of Dennis' and Douglas' demise should reach you before it reaches me, I am at Mizpah seeing about my father's business. Perhaps, I should also add Gavin to this list, as he doesn't know what is meant by impartiality!

Thanks for pointing out the typo, which is being corrected as I type