Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Did God Tell Herman Cain to Run for President?

It seems presidential hopeful Herman Cain is a modern Moses:
Herman Cain returned to his home state for a brief campaign stop Saturday, telling a cheering group of young Republicans in Atlanta that God told him to run for president and that he was "in it to win it."

"I prayed and prayed and prayed. I am a man of faith," Cain told the Young Republican National Federation at the Westin Peachtree Plaza. "I had to do a lot of praying for this one, more praying than I have ever done before in my life. And when I finally realized that it was God saying that this is what I needed to do, I was like Moses: 'You have got the wrong man, Lord. Are you sure?' ... Once I made the decision, I did not look back."
So what should I do if God told me not to vote for any candidate who claims to have been told by God to run for president?


hymns that preach said...

You might both be wrong but you can't both be right.

Nathan said...

I think you could both be right... there's nothing to say that God told Herman that he'd win...

I'd prefer to think that God is telling you to run for President instead.

Lee Shelton said...

I thought I heard something when I walked past that burning bush the other day.

Stan said...

I was actually thinking what Nathan was thinking. In fact, I told a pastor something similar one time.
"If we don't change the way we do church, it will end."
"I know God called me to be the pastor of this church!"
"And what if God called you to be the pastor of this church so He could end it?"

Yeah, that's me, always winning friends and influencing people.

Anonymous said...

I believe that God guides us to experiences we can learn from to develop our character and help others. Why would he tell Herman to run? I don't know, but winning could only be one possibility. At this point it seems mathematically impossible.

In God's plan not everything has the conclusion that we ascribe to it. Take Joseph being sold by his brothers into Egypt. Now there was a man of God who's life constantly led to things he didn't anticipate. It's easy to see now how managing Potipher's house helped him to manage the food supply across all of Egypt, but who would have guessed that early on? Then again, who would have guessed he would have ended up in Potipher's house?

Herman Cain may have only been inspired to run for Herman Cain's sake. Or there may be some impact by his running that is important in God's great plan. We'd have to ask Him to find out why.

Robert Warren said...

I hope He didn't tell him to wear that tie.

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