Commentary on the 2015 elections in Canada by Pastor Tom Newton –
Prime Minister Harper was not defeated because his opponent was a better man. Justin Trudeau is not at all the better man as it pertains to knowledge and experience when it comes to running a country, by far. And looking at what the Liberals have done to Ontario in the pass years, it will be interesting to see how and how fast the Liberals will ship wreck all of Canada. Same game plan!
So who defeated the Prime Minister? Mr. Harper was defeated by God! A king in Daniel’s day had to learn this valuable lesson – “This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men” (Daniel 4:17).
Why would God remove Mr. Harper? I will list to major reasons: First of all – Prime Minister Harper when given an opportunity to re-open the debate for redefining life, he opposed it. Under his watch, he allowed the slaughter of the unborn to continue. Because Mr. Harper said and did nothing to stop this, God removed him. Mr. Harper professes to be a Christian. Note what the Bible says about this -“Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin” (James 4:17).
Secondly, Prime Minister Harper allowed under his watch the continuation of same sex marriage. Such an abomination is a direct attack on the family, and Mr. Harper did not do anything to deliver the families of Canada from this immoral decadence. Thus God removed him!
One verse from the Bible sums it up – “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people” (Proverbs 14:34). Yes, Mr. Harper it is “righteousness that exalteth a nation” not the pursuit of economic prosperity. It is not jobs, jobs, jobs we need! Nor is it bigger and better trade deals. The same can be applied to our new Prime Minister, as he begins his watch – so you are going to legalize pot? So you are going to steal from the rich and give to the poor? Remember Robin Hood, God is watching. Not as a powerless Bystander – not at all.
Something we all need to learn as we face this new stage in Canada’s history – “And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?” (Daniel 4:35). Paid day is coming. Sooner for some, but none we escape.
Pastor Tom Newton
Calvary Baptist Church, Cornwall, On.