Thursday, June 12, 2008

Obama or McCain May Help Spread the Gospel?

I've heard many Christians lament lately about the choice of candidates for this upcoming presidential election. They are sure that the country is about to change and for the worse. I refuse to make such prognostications, but one thing I am sure of is that God will use which ever man He puts into the Oval Office to accomplish His purposes. In fact, as John Newton puts it, God may use whichever individual to actually purify the Church and spread the Gospel!

The kings of the earth are continually disturbing the world with their schemes of ambition They expect to carry every thing before them and have seldom any higher end in view than the gratification of their own passions But in all they do they are but servants of this great King and Lord and fulfil his purposes as the instruments he employs to inflict prescribed punishment upon transgressors against him or to open a way for the spread of his Gospel

From The Works of the Rev. John Newton ... By John Newton

2 comments:

Jim Peet said...

Good stuff! Thanks.

Used it here.

Jim

Kim S. (RBC, MN) said...

I need to remember this when I am feeling anxious about the possibilities of who our next president will be. Thanks, Paul.