Sting is only partly right, all secular leaders are chosen by God. [URL=http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?currSection=sermonssource&sermonID=11005171618]]]The Believer and Politics[/URL] However, they can be picked to punish as well a reward a nation or to carry out God's plan. So, Sting's other comments have to be seen to be true or not.
Romans 13 1 Let every person be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.
I Peter 13 Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority, 14 or to governors as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right. 15 For such is the will of God that by doing right you may silence the ignorance of foolish men.
Daniel 2 21 "And it is He who changes the times and the epochs; He removes kings and establishes kings; He gives wisdom to wise men, And knowledge to men of understanding. 22 "It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, And the light dwells with Him.---[URL=http://www.lockman.org/nasb/nasbcmp.php]]]NASB[/URL]
Whenever people put their trust in a man and make him their man-god, they will be disappointed! Only Christ is worthy and able! Perhaps many will put such trust in a fellow man, and then be drawn into their sin and quest for power over fellow human beings, and this will one day wake them up to their need to look outside Adam for their salvation.