Human Governments failed! Singling out one Government for criticism isn’t productive and really it is unnecessary.
The Bible answers this question in an open and direct manner. Note the words of the Apostle Paul when writing in 2 Timothy 3: But know this, that in the last days critical times hard to deal with will be here.2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, disloyal,3 having no natural affection, not open to any agreement, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, without love of goodness,4 betrayers, headstrong, puffed up with pride, lovers of pleasures rather than lovers of God,5 having an appearance of godliness but proving false to its power; and from these turn away.
This description catalogues the litany of failings that allowed the level of freedom promised to people who would eventually be lost to the rulership of religious groups.
Did God allow this to happen?
Yes and No! The bible explains in great detail that God made provision for Human rulership when they rejected him. Again note the words in Ecclesiastes 8: 9 “All of this I have seen, and I applied my heart to every work that has been done under the sun, during the time that man has dominated man to his harm.” and 1 John 5: 19 “We know that we originate with God, but the whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one.”
The inhumanity of the situation highlights that basic compassion is missing, the reason? As a family our life chances were sacrificed for this type of freedom. The right to determine how the few will rule the many. How the unseen forces manipulate events to play out a vile, evil and grotesque series of events.
Will real peace and security ever be attained by governments?
The Bible leaves us in no doubt Jeremiah 10: I well know, O Jehovah, that man’s way does not belong to him. It does not belong to man who is walking even to direct his step.
The outcome of their efforts 1 Thessalonians 5: 3 “Whenever it is that they are saying, “Peace and security!” then sudden destruction is to be instantly on them, just like birth pains on a pregnant woman, and they will by no means escape.“
Human Governments have none of the key answers, 2020, 2021 have emphasised that point, first disease, then natural disasters, war, political unrest all demonstrate that for life to continue this needs to take place Revelation 11: 18 But the nations became wrathful, and your own wrath came, and the appointed time came for the dead to be judged and to reward your slaves the prophets and the holy ones and those fearing your name, the small and the great, and to bring to ruin those ruining the earth.”
Let governments and religions, science and commerce wage war against God. Popular culture indicates that humankind can defeat any foe, the reality is that all the weapons on earth can’t defeat the weather, resolve the earthquakes, prevent the raging fires. Like the ant saying to the motor vehicle “I command you to stop!” the consequences are clear.
So now we find the words of Acts 17: 27 “so that they would seek God, if they might grope for him and really find him, although, in fact, he is not far off from each one of us.”
God Care and soon it will be his time to act for the oppressed, abused and damaged. Let us all continue to pray for Gods Kingdom to COME and Soon.