The Election of Donald Trump as POTUS
Last Tuesday, the United States of America and the rest of the world awoke to surprising election results—Donald Trump won! The thought of Donald Trump as president has been greeted with varying emotions. While some have been extremely happy with the results, others are still protesting against Trump’s presidency. It has also been interesting to note that many Seventh-day Adventists have been caught in a war of words about the credibility and fitness of Trump as president. Ellen G. White humbly reminds us that no matter what happens, God is in charge at all times, including presidential elections. She writes, “In the annals of human history the growth of nations, the rise and fall of empires, appear as dependent on the will and prowess of man. The shaping of events seems, to a great degree, to be determined by his power, ambition, or caprice. But in the word of God the curtain is drawn aside, and we behold, behind, above, and through all the play and counterplay of human interests and power and passions, the agencies of the all-merciful One, silently, patiently working out the counsels of His own will.”—Education, p. 173
Dr. Ben Carson Rules himself out of Trump Administration
In a turn of events, the retired Seventh-day Adventist neurosurgeon, Dr. Ben Carson, has declined to serve in President-Elect Donald J. Trump’s administration. Carson’s manager is quoted saying “Dr. Carson feels he has no government experience; he’s never run a federal agency. The last thing he would want to do was take a position that could cripple the presidency.” The news comes as a surprise since Dr. Carson was among the first people to endorse Donald Trump for the GOP nomination despite himself bowing out early in the primary.