A.W. Pink wrote this more than 60 years ago in his monumental book, The Sovereignty of God:
Today, everything appears to be out of joint. Thrones are creaking and tottering, ancient dynasties are being overturned, democracies are revolting, civilization is a demonstrated failure; half of Christendom was but recently locked-togeter in a death grapple; and now that the titanic conflict (World War II) is over, instead of the world having been made ‘safe for democracy,’ we have discovered that democracy is very unsafe for the world.
It seems his insight was right. We keep thinking that the solution to the world’s problems is to instill democracy in every nation and all things will be well. Democracy falls flat because it is not the gospel of Christ. Our fallen world needs the gospel, not another form of governance. We need repentance, salvation, new birth and a healthy fear of God and the judgment He is going to one day bring. As long as we continue to look to forms of government or government itself as the solution, the more that it will become our biggest problem.