What Does God Care?

From the December 2000 Trumpet Print Edition

Here’s another important question: If God thinks so little of the governments of man, why does He involve Himself so much in world politics?

It’s because He prophesied in detail, in His Bible, thousands of years ago, the outcome of world affairs on a massive scale. He alone has the power, the authority, to now make certain that those prophecies come to pass just as He said they would.

God challenges any other “god” to do as much: “Let them bring them forth, and show us what shall happen: let them show the former things, what they be, that we may consider them, and know the latter end of them; or declare us things for to come…that we may know that ye are gods…. Behold, ye are of nothing, and your work of nought: an abomination is he that chooseth you” (Isa. 41:22-24).

Only God is capable of “Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure” (Isa. 46:10).

Soon God will reveal His glory and purpose to all people (Isa. 40:5). Ultimately, His having guided the course of global events will serve to convict mankind of His omnipotence and His superiority to every other type of government.