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?
I once read a quote from Charlie “Tremendous” Jones 15 years ago that “you will be the same person in five years except the people you meet and the books you read”. I thought this made a lot of sense and I could see some real truth in that within my own life. Fast forward to 2018 with the incredible rise of the information age and our easy access to the internet, television news, radio & podcasts, social media, etc. and I think we would have to edit that statement to say that “you will be the same person in five years except the people you meet and the media you consume”.