At the death of King Solomon, the Kingdom of David split into two nations — Israel in the north, consisting of ten tribes, and Judah in the south, composed of two tribes.
The northern kingdom of Israel lasted 208 years. During that time it had a total of 19 kings, all of whom were judged by God to be evil.
The southern kingdom of Judah existed for 344 years. That kingdom had a total of 20 kings, and only 8 of them were considered good in the eyes of God.
Despite the fact that all the kings of Israel were judged to be evil in the eyes of God, the Scriptures declare that one in particular was the most evil of all — and that was King Ahab (1 Kings 16:29-30). In like manner, the Scriptures proclaim that the most evil king in the history of Judah was Manasseh who "seduced Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to do more evil than the nations whom the Lord had destroyed before the children of Israel" (2 Chronicles 33:9).
The Quality of American Leaders
It would be interesting to know God's judgment of the leaders of our nation. We have been blessed with some truly good and great leaders like George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, and Ronald Reagan. But, like Israel and Judah, we have been cursed from time to time by some very poor leaders, particularly in modern times as our nation has drifted away from God and from the Judeo-Christian principles upon which the nation was established.
We have had womanizers like John F. Kennedy and schemers like Lyndon Johnson. We have had inept leaders like Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford. And we have been afflicted with evil leaders like Richard Nixon, who was forced to resign before he was impeached, and Bill Clinton, who was actually impeached, but not convicted.
But I would contend that never in all our 236 years as a nation have we had a ruler as evil as Barack Obama.
The Evil of Barack Obama
Obama is an enthusiastic advocate of abortion — even to the point that while serving as state senator in Illinois, he voted against a law that would have prevented the killing of babies who survived abortions!
Obama is an earnest supporter of sexual perversion. During his first four years as President, he issued a proclamation each June celebrating lesbians, homosexuals, bi-sexuals, and transgenders. And, of course, he has endorsed the abomination of same-sex marriage.
Obama has committed the immoral act of plunging our nation into unprecedented debt that will imprison our descendants indefinitely.
Obama has launched an unthinkable attack on our religious traditions and freedoms. If he could get his way, and he may well do so, he will remove "under God" from our pledge of allegiance and replace our national motto, "In God We Trust," with "E Pluribus Unum." He no longer speaks of "freedom of religion." It has been replaced with "freedom of worship." And he is attempting to override religious freedom with hate crime laws and non-discrimination laws in an attempt to make it a criminal offence to condemn sexual perversion or to discriminate on the basis of sexual perversion. He has attempted to control hiring practices by religious organizations, and he is now trying to dictate that they must provide contraceptives and abortions for their employees.
Obama has attacked our Constitution repeatedly as being "outdated." He has circumvented it in every way possible, particularly through an avalanche of executive orders. And he will succeed in undermining it completely if he is able to make additional appointments to the Supreme Court during his second term.
Obama hates the Capitalist system which is a foundation stone of our liberties and which has produced the most prosperous economy the world has ever seen. He is determined to replace it with a Socialist system that will rob the responsible to award the irresponsible.
Obama despises our great history of pioneering liberty and justice for all citizens and fighting worldwide to provide or preserve freedom for other peoples. He has denounced our nation's anthem as "militaristic," and he has portrayed us to the world as a colonialist power, apologizing for the foreign policy that saved Europe from the Nazis and rebuilt the continent through the Marshall Plan.
Obama holds in contempt our closest ally, the nation of Israel. He has treated the Jewish Prime Minister with contempt, and he has encouraged the enemies of Israel who desire to annihilate the Jewish state.
One of Obama's passions throughout his life has been education. He understands the power of this tool to re-shape a nation. Expect him in his second term to try to nationalize education so that he can dictate curriculum from the federal level. And expect him also to launch an all-out assault on home schooling.
America's Revolt Against God
In my book, America the Beautiful? The United States in Bible Prophecy (2003, 2006, 2009), I pointed out that when a nation begins to rebel against God, He will start afflicting that nation with remedial judgments, calling the nation to repentance. I showed from the Scriptures that those judgments can take many forms, and that one of those is to give the nation the kind of leaders it deserves.
Our headstrong revolt against God began in the 1960's with the sexual revolution that was laced with drugs. It has continued unabated since that time as we have kicked God out of our schools and our public life. In the process, Christianity has morphed into the image of our increasingly secular and pagan society, desiring to be accepted by society rather than standing against it by speaking out in behalf of godliness and righteousness.
And so, we are now reaping what we have sown. And we will continue to do so as long as we put selfish considerations ahead of moral ones — as, for example:
- When Black Christians vote on the basis of race regardless of the candidate's moral values.
- When Christian union members vote according to union directives rather than moral principles.
- When Jews vote solely according to liberal social values, with no consideration of a candidate's position regarding Israel.
- When Evangelicals vote on the basis of personality, charisma and oratorical ability rather than moral issues.
- When the populace in general puts income considerations ahead of moral values.
The Significance of Morality
Why am I emphasizing moral issues? The reason is simple. It's because they are the real issues. In this past election the real issues were not the economy and unemployment. The real issues were spiritual in nature. They were the celebration of sexual perversion, the trashing of the value of life, the elevation of greed over responsibility, and the abandonment of support for the nation of Israel. These were the true issues because our collective failure in these areas is the precise reason why we are experiencing the collapse of our economy and subsequent massive unemployment.
Our nation is under the judgment of God. In response, He has provided us the kind of leadership we deserve.
In my Prophetic Manifesto, issued before the election, I began it with these words: "America is finished. We as a nation have turned our back on God." I concluded the Manifesto with this observation:
Is there any hope for America? No! Our only hope is Jesus, and thus we have no hope, for we have rejected Him. We have turned our back on the very God who made us great and showered us with blessings. We have forgotten that God's Word teaches that "to those to whom much is given, much is expected." (Luke 12:47 -48).