Fred Luter and God’s Judgment on America

Last week, I suggested that the American state must not be confused with the kingdom of God. About the same time I was writing that, a prominent Southern Baptist leader seemed to get a little confused. On a radio show March 27th, the host asked Fred Luter, the current president of the SBC, whether he believed that North Korea’s sabre rattling had anything to do with God judging America for debating same-sex marriage. Luter seemed to agree, responding:

It could be a possibility. I’m not that strong in prophecy, but I would not be surprised that there’s not a connection there simply because of the fact we’ve seen it happen in Scripture before. I would not be surprised that at the time when we are debating same-sex marriage, at a time when we are debating whether or not we should have gays leading the Boy Scout movement, I don’t think it’s just a coincidence that we have a mad man in Asia who is saying some of the things that he’s saying.

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