As marketplace missionaries one of the most critical things we need to be effective reaching others of the Kingdom is God is having our own feet on solid ground when it comes to what Jesus actually taught. If we are off chasing false images of Christ given to us by these conmen that Paul describes, then the Jesus we are introducing others to will be not be Jesus at all.
What about Hitler? What about Stalin? What about the whole host of world leaders today that run tyrannical regimes bent on genocide and extinguishing from the face of the earth certain ethnic groups or political rivals? Did God set those leaders up? Did he establish those authorities? Paul can’t really mean this, can he?