Even the Devil is God's Devil
I disagree with John Hagee in many areas, but as one who believes in the absolute sovereignty of God over His creation (and the absolute responsibility of sinful man before a holy God), I believe Hagee was spot on when he said that Hitler was fulfilling God's purposes. Unlike Hagee, though, I don't claim to know why God ordained the Holocaust to happen. Yes, Hitler was totally responsible, and yes, God was totally in control. Both truths must be upheld at all costs.
No wonder our society asks, "Why do bad things happen to good people?" when we instead should be asking, "Why do good things happen to bad people?" We have demoted God to a deistic being who is more the product of history than the Lord of history. We have also forgotten that all of us stand guilty before a holy God, and every one of our sins will be punished, either in Christ's death on the cross or in the sinner's eternal torment in Hell.
Here's a radical thought: the murderer or homosexual or moralist or liar or gossip who has not repented and bowed the knee to King Jesus will spend eternity in Hell, just like Hitler and Osama bin Laden.
I wonder who McCain thinks was ultimately in charge on 9/11?
McCain Backer Hagee Said Hitler Was Fulfilling God's Will
Unapologetic Hagee Says Hitler Statement Was "Mischaracterized"