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By John Zmirak, The Stream, September 19, 2020

John Zmirak is a senior editor at The Stream, and author or co-author of ten books, including The Politically Incorrect Guide to Immigration and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Catholicism. He is co-author with Jason Jones of “God, Guns, & the Government.”


John ZmirakWe shouldn’t rush to interpret current events as the will of God. But unless we see Him as a distant, disinterested Watchmaker, we must think that Our Lord nudges events along at crucial times. So the Old Testament tells us, and our theology agrees. We must remain modest and careful in our speculations. Stay careful to label them as provisional, not decisive.

But if we do all that, I think it’s okay to wonder. For instance, did God call home Ruth Bader Ginsburg (long sick and overdue for retirement) at just this moment for some special reason? Perhaps.

Maybe God wants to strip away the veneer of lies and distortions surrounding our upcoming vote in November. Then force us to see what’s really at stake. To take us to the brink of the left’s slippery, Gadarene slope overlooking the sea and warn us: “I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse; therefore choose life, that you and your descendants may live” (Deut. 30:19).  ….