Why does God raise up evil rulers and abusive governments worldwide?

God is all wise, not erratic or capricious. He moves in accord with His eternal purposes. What best glorifies God? What best enables a lost person to confront his sin?

My little human speculations:

  • Even the Devil is God’s Devil. God uses him as His whipping boy.
  • it affirms, role models, explains, makes clear the truth of verses including Jeremiah 17.9: “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”
  • all human organizations go downhill over time—Christian schools, churches and governments too. Man’s sinful name is the reason.
  • God has chosen to work through flawed, imperfect beings. He has no pool of perfect leader back up replacements.
  • power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely–saying
  • sharpens contrast between: good and evil, King Jesus and flawed, human leaders
  • dramatizes need for a holy, caring, merciful God!
  • ┬ámany people run when confronted by Christians individually. How much more resistant might they be if a strong believer ruled their land? They killed the most loving Person to ever walk the earth. The Jews were offended that Jesus Christ called Himself King.
  • God whispers through pleasure and shouts through pain – C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain
  • might prompt more people to focus on the after-life

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