There is a myth that men/women rise to power on empty words and hocus pocus jargon. There is no doubt that men aspire to rise to power in this way and many do indeed seem to. However, the delusion they are under is that they do indeed have any power at all or any control at all over anything except that which God allows. What these pathetic souls do not realize is that real power is only from and with God, the power source. Everything else is a deception, a hoax that is believed by those hopeful of respect and admiration and money, riches that only last for one lifetime and are then dispensed to others with the same aspirations. True power is based on truth because God, the power source, is truth. They are synonymous, and the riches created by truth and its partner love last forever and are never give away or stolen or handed down. The reason God let’s these corrupt men/women seem to thrive and succeed in their evil activities can be one of several reasons He tells us I. his Word. One option is that it serves His purpose in some way, to line things up to fulfill prophesy or teach someone a lesson. Another option is that He is allowing everyone their appointed gift of free will. Another is that He knows they will never turn away from evil and is granting them their wishes and desires, knowing this life holds their only reward and they will be punished ever after in the next forever life. The other reason is to break them later so the contrast can possibly have a chance of saving their souls. In the case of the corruption of men/women in power being in the church, sometimes He allows it because His Word is still getting out, despite the motives and more may be lost if the corruption comes to light. There may be other reasons that we are not told about. The fact is that it really doesn’t matter. Our job is not to worry about what other people are doing wrong but to trust God and trust truth and remember that He is really the one in charge. This should remind and equip and encourage us to walk in truth and love and be at peace and joy with all people we can.