A map displaying countries that have or are experiencing genocides. Photo: Alex Pickering
I see this sentiment expressed more and more consistently as Americans settle into a Trump presidency. People say that God is in charge and so they don’t need to worry. That say that God will use a Trump presidency for good. They suggest that a Trump presidency is a part of the His plan.
My guess is that they say these things, and then they absolve themselves of any responsibility to be proactive, to advocate for themselves or others, or absolve themselves from any accountability at all for what happens to our society.
So, I have a few questions.
This is a pretty long list, and I have barely covered a fraction of the atrocities caused by frightening leaders of state the world over.
God does not keep bad leaders from doing bad things. We know this.
You do not get to sit back and say everything will be fine because God is in charge.
My guess is that when we get to the pearly gates and ask God why these bad things happened, She will answer, “Because you did not stop it.”