On his radio broadcast yesterday, radical right-wing pastor Kevin Swanson said that the prospect of electing Donald Trump as president is part of God’s plan to prepare America for complete destruction.
Swanson, who last year held a conference featuring several Republican presidential hopefuls at which he proclaimed that homosexuality ought to carry the death penalty, cited Daniel 4:17 to explain that God is sovereign over humanity and will place over nations “the basest of men” to bring about their destruction.
“The rabble and the mob” have flocked to Trump, Swanson said, and so God will use the billionaire mogul to bring about His plan to finally destroy this nation.
“He sets up over the empires the basest of men and prepares the empires for the dismantlement,” Swanson said, “as He did to Babylon, as He did to Assyria, as He did to Persia, as He did to Greece, as He did to Rome. This is the process. The way in which empires come down is the basest of men are put in control according to the sovereign ordination of Almighty God.”
“You’re talking about the absolute lowest, least qualified, basest of men are put in position in order that these kingdoms, these empires may come down,” Swanson said.