Countdown to Obamageddon
It is axiomatic that democracies tend to get the leaders they deserve. There is a sense in which divine judgement can be expressed through the ballot box, for the accountability of the most high and mighty to the votes of the most humble and lowly is the most effective political corrective ever devised. It is not perfect, but it is, as Winston Churchill once observed, the least worst method of government.
Unlike some, Cranmer does not believe that God will somehow punish the United States for electing Barack Obama as its leader. But his election is judgement in itself. He is a man absorbed by his own sense of destiny, perceiving himself as an instrument of God’s will, and that will shall be manifest through the political theology with which the Senator is imbued. He has not revealed the object of spiritual warfare - except that Senator McCain is quite close to Satan in the hierarchy of evil – but his strategy is to take dominion over governmental and legal institutions. And God will then be pleased with him, and will one day say: “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.”
This is the nexus of Senator Obama’s delusion. While social chaos ensues, the economy heads for meltdown, crime rates soar, the family is undermined, abortions continue, prayer is sidelined, and schools and universities are increasingly secularised, the ‘instrument of God’s will’ shall be revealed as the servant of a deity other than the one revealed in the Bible.
And while the United States of America is occupied by its internal woes and absorbed by its own social breakdown, do not ignore for one minute the distinct possibility that the enemies of America will perceive a moment of weakness; a possibility for humbling the ‘Great Satan’ and inflicting a wound which might just cause a New World Order to emerge which will be nothing like that envisaged by the Founding Fathers.
Cranmer does not believe Senator Obama to be the Antichrist, but there is sense in which his coming is a sign of the times. He is nothing more than Hollywood ectoplasm in a media circus. John McCain is a man of substance in a world in which flesh really bleeds. Obama is fairy gossamer; McCain is mind and authenticity.
And when the blind awake from their messianic foray into the comforting world of distorting mirrors, they will realise that Obama is a fiction, a figment of their imagination. But it will be too late to avert disaster, for Obamageddon shall be upon us, and the outcome inescapable.