Watching President-elect Donald Trump's falsehood-filled news conference this week, thinking back over his foul, nasty campaign, an election stained with slurs, serial insults, black voter suppression and an outcome influenced by Russia, and looking ahead with dread to his swearing-in Friday as president of the United States of America, a small, quiet voice within asks: "Dear God, are we being punished?"
It has certainly happened before. We know what you did to the wicked and sinful in Sodom and Gomorrah. And they had it coming.
Who can forget the punishment you handed out to Ananias and Sapphira for their deception, so aptly described in the Acts of the Apostles? Your wrath against wrongdoing and injustice is amply documented throughout the Scriptures.
But what have we done that is so unwholesome, so egregious, as to deserve punishment in the form of Trump?