Politicians Are the “Basest of Men” According to Bible

Political leaders are the lowest dregs of human society, according to a heavenly messenger who spoke to the prophet Daniel.  And He sets them up, and He brings them down.  God is in control of what goes on in the governments of men (Daniel 4).

This scathing indictment of political leaders comes from Daniel’s experiences in the court of Nebuchadrezzar, king of Babylon.  In Daniel’s vision this “holy one” said this: “To the intent that the living may know that the most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it {the governments of this world} to whomsoever  He will, and sets up over it the basest of men” (Daniel 4: 17).

So, all of us who read this passage from the Bible have to either throw it away as some pipe dream of  a mad Hebrew prophet 2600 years ago, or we must take it for what it says.

  • The Creator God is involved in the political affairs of men.
  • He is the One who really is ruling in the governments of men
  • He is the One who gives the political power to whomsoever He will
  • And God sets up the “basest of men”–those lowest on the Spiritual Scale.

If we believe this, it will forever change the way we look at politicians.  We always knew they were slippery and hypocritical and will say or do anything to get elected.

Finally, I’m reminded of that passage in Revelation about the future One World Government Leader:  “And the whole world wondered after the beast.”  This man is referred to by God as a beast (Rev. 13: 3).  I rest my case.  KWH

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8 responses to “Politicians Are the “Basest of Men” According to Bible

  1. The current presidential candidates prove the truth of this scripture. The two we have left at this point are the two worst of all the choices that were available, both of them are the same in every way that has any meaning.

  2. Salt

    The current presidential candidates are no worse or better than our current president. Remember, the Bible does not put one politician above another. Only God is omnipotent and the ruler of men.

  3. James

    I enjoyed reading your writings, but I believe the exact scripture reference needs to be acknowledged when it is said to be from God’s Word, i.e. Genesis 1:1. This is needed for those who are hungry for the Truth, searching and asking questions… Including me. The reason to take Bibles into a congregation meeting is to ensure the preacher is not lying, or miss quoting the Word. Thank-you.

    • Thank you, James, for your comment. I am sorry for the oversight in not putting in the exact scripture passages. I have corrected that in the “Politicians Are…” article that you referenced. They are Daniel 4:17 and Rev. 13: 3. I write these articles for all of you who are seeking His truth. Sometimes I take it for granted that readers know certain passages, and I should not do this. Make it plain. Thank you for your comment. And thank you for visiting and reading and seeking our great God and Savior. Kenneth Wayne Hancock

  4. Great topic, but it’s very important that when we are teaching that “our” opinion does not distort the word of God. It can be disputed/debated that politicians are considered the lowliest. In reality the lowliest will and is considered the poor of the world. Those individuals are the humble. Just look who Jesus selected as His original 12 (perfect government) disciples to set up God’s government on earth. So, bro your case has holes in it that has just burst open.

    • Thanks, heir2, for your comment. But I believe that you did not understand completely what I was saying in the article. God rules and “sets up the basest of men.” These are not the most humble of men, the “lowliest” that you mention. When was the last time you saw a humble politician; they are all so full of themselves that they are really the most prideful. Which leads to God abasing them. The prideful are “brought low”–abased, and this corresponds perfectly to the Aramaic word H8215 used in Daniel, which comes from the root words H8214 and H8213 there in Strong’s. No, I was not saying that politicians were the humble–to the contrary. Thanks for visiting. Kenneth Wayne Hancock

  5. Anders

    The word basest, according to Strong’s Concordance, means lowliest or humblest. I have always interpreted Dan 4:17 the way you do, and have thought often of the verse during the present Presidential campaign. But clearly it is not incorrect to see the other side; that God raises up humble men to be leaders.

  6. Ray

    “He is the One who gives the political power to whomsoever He will”

    Our Founding Fathers recognized that we are ALL BORN with political power. That is why they gave us a government based on Self Governance. The trick though is that each one of us needs to discover what it is and how to use it.

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