All Things Work Together for Good

“All things work together for good for those who love God and are called according to His purposes.”  Romans 8:28

Someone made the comment the other day that we didn’t have protests by the losers when Obama was elected, although there were surely people who disagreed deeply with his stated positions.  I wondered why that was.  It couldn’t be that the election wasn’t close.  People still protest, even when they are a small minority.  I think the reason is a philosophical difference in the outlook on history.

Most conservatives are also religious–not all, but most.  If a person believes in God, the tendency is to believe that God stands over and behind all governments–indeed all powers on earth.  This God is good, and therefore, whatever happens is ultimately allowed by God for His purposes is the underlying premise.  Human history is part of a grand plan of God for ultimate good.  Having this sort of philosophical underpinning, whether or not it is stated as such, doesn’t promote protest to have one’s own way.  It may promote protest that is issue based, such as the March for Life, where a cause is thought to be  godly, not personal.  But it doesn’t result in protest over the outcome of an election.

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