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CLARITY – 12-31-19 Retribution

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 12-31-19

Retribution

What’s Happening: “Protesters stormed the American embassy in Baghdad earlier today to object to the air attack on Iran-backed militia bases in Iraq by U.S. warplanes Sunday. The attack killed 25 and wounded 55. The air attack on Kataib Hezbollah forces was in retaliation for the killing of an American civilian contractor killed by an Iranian rocket attack on an Iraqi base. The protesters disbursed after they were repelled by stun grenades and tear gas (https://www.yahoo.com/news/protesters-outside-u-baghdad-embassy-085751803.html). ‘Iran killed an American contractor, wounding many. We strongly responded, and always will,’ Trump tweeted.”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Whatever happened to ‘vengeance is Mine’?”

Biblical Response:  “You are referring to the passage in Romans 12;19 or Hebrews 10:30 (of course, Paul was quoting Deut. 32:35 when he said it). How do you know that the retribution that came was not ultimately from God? That God uses other nations’ acts to effect His will is nothing new (I’m thinking the enslavement of Israel under Egypt and the Babylonian captivity, etc.). Is this the case here? As a friend recently reminded, ‘It is above my pay grade.’ Still, it wouldn’t surprise me.”

“Christians? We believe that vengeance is an arena that should be exclusively left to God…we also believe in being an instrument in God’s hand.” 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to be careful to not usurp You…I guess it takes discernment….of course, that would take prayer and a heart tuned to the voice of the Holy Spirit (which may be His underlying purpose)…so be it; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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Reader:

May I indulge in a little self-promotion? Many of you read CLARITY every day…and you hopefully forward it on to still others. Some even subscribe from the website. Thanks! (One mother wrote that she wanted to subscribe to read it to her children everyday – read away!) However you get CLARITY, would you consider donating on the website? I’m happy to find useful purpose in helping folks stay informed and supplying what I think God has to say on the subjects of the day…still, I want to get this word out to others…which is what I’ll do with your gifts. Thanks in advance.

Blessings,

Alan

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CLARITY – 12-30-19 Inherent Superiority

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 12-30-19

Inherent Superiority

What’s Happening: “The New York Times printed an op-ed Friday that was so offensive it lost subscribers, had to defend its position, and updated the article with a correction. Why all the brouhaha? Because the article speaks of the Ashkenazi Jews as genetically superior…justifying racism, eugenics, and nationalism. The article referenced a 2005 paper that promoted ‘a racist hypothesis.’ The New York Times may have printed a correction, but they mostly defended its position saying that ‘culture and history drive Jewish achievements’ (https://www.yahoo.com/news/york-times-defends-decision-publish-030448737.html). ‘After publication, Mr. Stephens (the article’s author) and his editors learned that one of the paper’s authors, who died in 2016, promoted racist views. Mr. Stephens was not endorsing the study or its authors’ views, but it was a mistake to cite it uncritically.’”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Oops! No wonder folks were offended. Is there really a race of inherently superior people?”

Biblical Response:  “No…and yes. Let me explain.  No…indeed, if anything, we all are inherently inferior. (Is. 53:6; Rom. 3:23). And it is this inferiority that is passed along (Acts 17:26). And yes…There IS an inherent superiority of those who trace their lineage to God through Jesus (John 14:6; Rom. 8:16-17). 

“Are Jews inherently superior? Yes, but then there’s the whole subject of what it means to be a Jew (Rom. 2:28-29). In fact, these benefits are only for those who deliberately choose to make Jesus Lord (Rom. 10:9-10); they come by blood alright…HIS blood! (Heb. 9:19-28).”

“Christians? We believe that inherent inferiority can be the motivation for a desire for inherent superiority (Rom. 4:16). And, of course, there is a cultural inherency. It’s like being an American: people line up to come here because of the benefits our Constitution provides for us all.” 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to not look down with pity on those who subscribe allegiance to another god, but to recommend with gratitude and grace the relationship we have found with Jehovah; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

Share as you like, just give credit appropriately. For buying any of Alan E. Sargent’s books or to subscribe or to comment on any of his CLARITY blogs, go to the following link:subdeo.com.’  Copyright © 2019 Alan E. Sargent

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May I indulge in a little self-promotion? Many of you read CLARITY every day…and you hopefully forward it on to still others. Some even subscribe from the website. Thanks! (One mother wrote that she wanted to subscribe to read it to her children everyday – read away!) However you get CLARITY, would you consider donating on the website? I’m happy to find useful purpose in helping folks stay informed and supplying what I think God has to say on the subjects of the day…still, I want to get this word out to others…which is what I’ll do with your gifts. Thanks in advance.

Blessings,

Alan

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CLARITY – 12-28-19 Necessary and Possible

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 12-28-19

Necessary and Possible

What’s Happening: “ISIS released a video the day after Christmas (Thursday)  that showed the beheading of ten Christians and the shooting of one prisoner in the back of the head. Although the video did not come with sound, the killings were reportedly in retaliation for the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a raid in October. The Islamic group has had their caliphate territory defeated, but have made recent victories in Africa, especially in Niger (https://www.foxnews.com/world/isis-beheads-christians-nigeria-baghdadi). ‘We saw a terrible ambush of U.S. forces in Niger in 2017, that played into ISIS propaganda for months and really put Africa into focus; it has only grown in strength since,’ said Raphael Gluck, Co-Founder of Jihadoscope (they monitor online activity of Islamists).”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “I guess you don’t have to hold territory to exist.”

Biblical Response:  “Nope…at least not here (Jesus famously replied at His trial, ‘My kingdom is not of this world…’ – Jn. 18:36). And you are not required to have a caliphate to perpetrate evil…as the eleven executed learned. That’s why there’s a hell. As the saying goes, ‘Justice makes hell necessary; mercy makes heaven possible.’: Good News for the Christian…bad news for ISIS. Of course, they’d argue for their 72 virgins. Unfortunately for them, reality is not created by sincerity of belief. They are tragically…and sincerely…wrong.”

“Christians? We believe in a just God (Is. 45:21). We also believe His justice will not slumber forever (2 Pet. 2:3). Sometimes, there seems to be a gap between the affront and the punishment that’s been incurred as a result. This delay is not that God is slow about His promised judgement, but He’s just giving more time for us to repent (2 Pet. 3:9).” 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us never to consider Your delay for slackness…it’s just mercy; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

Share as you like, just give credit appropriately. For buying any of Alan E. Sargent’s books or to subscribe or to comment on any of his CLARITY blogs, go to the following link:subdeo.com.’  Copyright © 2019 Alan E. Sargent

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May I indulge in a little self-promotion? Many of you read CLARITY every day…and you hopefully forward it on to still others. Some even subscribe from the website. Thanks! (One mother wrote that she wanted to subscribe to read it to her children everyday – read away!) However you get CLARITY, would you consider donating on the website? I’m happy to find useful purpose in helping folks stay informed and supplying what I think God has to say on the subjects of the day…still, I want to get this word out to others…which is what I’ll do with your gifts. Thanks in advance.

Blessings,

Alan

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CLARITY – 12-27-19 Whereabouts Known

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 12-27-19

Whereabouts Known

What’s Happening: “A deadly typhoon (called a tropical cyclone or hurricane in some regions) struck the Philippines Christmas day and the death toll has risen to 28, with 12 still missing. The storm had sustained winds of 75mph with gusts to 125mph. It was named Phanfone (known locally as Ursula). Typhoon Haiyan in 2013 was the region’s deadliest, killing over 6,000 (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-50921944). ‘Communication lines are down. Electricity is still down,’ said Alkan police chief Jonathan Pablito.”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “What does a Typhoon in the Philippines have to do with me? Don’t get me wrong, it’s a pity what happened to them…but so?”

Biblical Response:  “Because all tragedy is indeed local, I see your point…but until we truly hurt for the loss of other folks, we won’t do anything about it. Sure, as long as we live in a fallen world (see Gen. 3), we can only lessen somebody’s loss, not prevent it…that’s why we should give to relief agencies who seek to ameliorate tragedy (James 2:15-18). The real tragedy might be those missing. Of course, there’s really no one missing…being omnipresent, God knows where they are (Ps. 139).”

“Christians? We believe in lessening others’ losses, sharing their suffering (Rom. 12:15)…besides, sometimes this gives us an opportunity to speak about the things that have eternal significance (1 Pet. 3:15), not just temporal. We remember the old saying, ‘People don’t care how much you give, until they know how much you care.’ Sometimes you earn the right to be heard, because you demonstrated your love by giving.”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, while we don’t want to lessen our sincerity by merely writing a check, we don’t want our sacrifice to go unnoticed…maybe what You want is not equal giving, but equal sacrifice…help us; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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Reader:

May I indulge in a little self-promotion? Many of you read CLARITY every day…and you hopefully forward it on to still others. Some even subscribe from the website. Thanks! (One mother wrote that she wanted to subscribe to read it to her children everyday – read away!) However you get CLARITY, would you consider donating on the website? I’m happy to find useful purpose in helping folks stay informed and supplying what I think God has to say on the subjects of the day…still, I want to get this word out to others…which is what I’ll do with your gifts. Thanks in advance.

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Alan

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CLARITY – 12-26-19 Unduplicatable

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 12-26-19

Unduplicatable

What’s Happening: “With the announcement recently (and with the article by Mark Episkopos in The National Interest today) that China is buying a number of SU-57Es it appears that we may be heading for a new era in Sino-Russian relations….of course, the Chinese may just be interested in reverse engineering technology to improve its own 5th-generation fighter, the J-20. The upcoming Dubai Airshow may reveal the difference between the SU-57 and the SU-57E (https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/why-china-could-soon-be-flying-russias-su-57-stealth-fighter-108456). Russian official, Viktor Kladov said, ‘China has recently taken delivery of 24 Su-35 aircraft, and in the next two years [China] will make a decision to either procure additional Su-35s, build the Su-35 within China, or to buy a fifth-generation fighter aircraft. This could be another opportunity for the Su-57E.’”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “The real question is how our top stealth fighter is compared to this SU-57E.”

Biblical Response:  “It might be…of course, it also might be that the Chinese got most of their technology from us in the first place. It’s a good thing that this is for air superiority…we (assuming we are still a Christian nation…which may be an assumption too far) already have spiritual superiority…and it is unduplicatable! (2 Cor. 10:4). Winning a temporal battle may be important, but having the victory assured in an eternal one is even more important.”

“Christians? We believe we are in a war already (though it is a spiritual one…with temporal and eternal consequences!). The ‘strongholds’ we ‘pull down’ (refer to the scripture above) are ideological (Communism) and spiritual (the devil’s evil plan).”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to win on both fronts with superiority in both arenas; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

Share as you like, just give credit appropriately. For buying any of Alan E. Sargent’s books or to subscribe or to comment on any of his CLARITY blogs, go to the following link:subdeo.com.’  Copyright © 2019 Alan E. Sargent

Reader:

May I indulge in a little self-promotion? Many of you read CLARITY every day…and you hopefully forward it on to still others. Some even subscribe from the website. Thanks! (One mother wrote that she wanted to subscribe to read it to her children everyday – read away!) However you get CLARITY, would you consider donating on the website? I’m happy to find useful purpose in helping folks stay informed and supplying what I think God has to say on the subjects of the day…still, I want to get this word out to others…which is what I’ll do with your gifts. Thanks in advance.

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Alan

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CLARITY – 12-24-19 A Gift That is No Surprise

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 12-24-19

A Gift That is No Surprise 

What’s Happening: “What is Kim Jong-un’s ‘surprise gift’? That is the question of the day…and it could arrive today…or at least soon. Some, examining carefully those sites where intermediate-range ICBMs have been traditionally worked upon, are looking for anomalies that might reveal an upcoming test launch…an escalation in the ongoing denuclearization debate. Others have suggested something more benign might be in the offing. In any case, fear makes for good press (https://nationalinterest.org/blog/korea-watch/note-north-koreas-kim-jong-un-choose-your-christmas-gift-trump-wisely-107971). Quoting from the article by Daniel DePetris yesterday: ‘The period between the summit in Hanoi and the meeting at the DMZ in June was an unproductive stretch. It took nearly four months after Trump and Kim’s DMZ meet-and-greet before those discussions actually happened. And they finally did, the talks concluded in a huff after a single day.’”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “A gift is a gift is a gift. I think there’s too much made over this one.”

Biblical Response:  “And maybe you’re right…at least I hope so…the question is: can we take the chance? Prudence and history tell us to keep one eye open.”

“One gift that should not come as a surprise – it’s been prophesied since Gen. 3:15 – is the gift of the Savior (John 3:16). Kim may have a ‘gift’ that is good or ill, but there’s no surprise about a virgin conceiving (Is. 7:14) and giving birth to the Son of God in Bethlehem (Mic. 5:2). And that is Good News, that the Lamb of God has come…of course, He will someday come again as a Judge, and that may be bad news for some. Kim, are you listening?”

“Christians? The Gift of God’s Son is what Christmas is all about. And we are grateful for this ‘no-surprise’ gift.”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to be cautiously optimistic; not naive, but believing the best about folks…with one eye open; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

Share as you like, just give credit appropriately. For buying any of Alan E. Sargent’s books or to subscribe or to comment on any of his CLARITY blogs, go to the following link:subdeo.com.’  Copyright © 2019 Alan E. Sargent

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May I indulge in a little self-promotion? Many of you read CLARITY every day…and you hopefully forward it on to still others. Some even subscribe from the website. Thanks! (One mother wrote that she wanted to subscribe to read it to her children everyday – read away!) However you get CLARITY, would you consider donating on the website? I’m happy to find useful purpose in helping folks stay informed and supplying what I think God has to say on the subjects of the day…still, I want to get this word out to others…which is what I’ll do with your gifts. Thanks in advance.

Blessings,

Alan

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CLARITY – 12-23-19 Slow But Sure

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 12-23-19

Slow But Sure 

What’s Happening: “Today courts in Saudi Arabia sentenced five to death in Kamal Khashoggi’s murder (3 others got a total of 21 years; 11 were tried). Remember that news event and the brouhaha surrounding it? Some thought Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was behind it (most of the Democrats in Washington, the U.N. special commission appointed to look into the matter, Turkish authorities, etc.); some thought he learned of it afterwards (Trump, many of the Republicans in Congress, etc.). I guess the truth may never be known this side of eternity (https://www.yahoo.com/news/saudi-sentences-5-death-jamal-095437622.html), ‘The prosecutor sentenced five hit men to death but did not touch those who were behind the five,” Yasin Aktay, the leader of the ruling party in Turkey (he was also a friend of Khashoggi), told The Associated Press.”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “When will justice ever be served?”

Biblical Response:  “I guess it depends on to whom you talk. Obviously, some think it already has, while others think it probably won’t ever occur. Both may be wrong. One thing is for sure, truth and ultimate justice may be slow, but it surely will come…God will see to that. Besides, justice here and now (temporal justice) only affects the here and now (Heb. 9:27)…eternal justice is…well…for much, much longer, And, in the scope of eternity, is quite swift.”

“Christians? Oh, we believe in ultimate eternal justice. And that we are all subject to it (Lk. 13:1-3). However, the good news may be bad news for some. Sure, we are all resurrected (Acts 24:15), but to what? Eternal life or eternal death? As the saying goes: ‘Justice makes hell necessary, mercy makes heaven possible.’”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to not paint with too broad a brush when we are not privy to all the facts…and to rely on You because You are; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

Share as you like, just give credit appropriately. For buying any of Alan E. Sargent’s books or to subscribe or to comment on any of his CLARITY blogs, go to the following link:subdeo.com.’  Copyright © 2019 Alan E. Sargent

Reader:

May I indulge in a little self-promotion? Many of you read CLARITY every day…and you hopefully forward it on to still others. Some even subscribe from the website. Thanks! (One mother wrote that she wanted to subscribe to read it to her children everyday – read away!) However you get CLARITY, would you consider donating on the website? I’m happy to find useful purpose in helping folks stay informed and supplying what I think God has to say on the subjects of the day…still, I want to get this word out to others…which is what I’ll do with your gifts. Thanks in advance.

Blessings,

Alan

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CLARITY – 12-21-19 Space Force

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 12-21-19

Space Force 

What’s Happening: “In a signing ceremony yesterday at Joint Base Andrews, President Trump signed into law a defense bill (for $738 Billion) that created the Space Force, along with a raise and other priorities. He maintains that the military in its rebuilt form,  ‘Our military is now dominant,’ Trump said. ‘Together we are protecting our people.’ He also held a rally this week (Wednesday) in Battle Creek, Michigan where he foreshadowed the creation of the sixth branch of the military (https://www.yahoo.com/news/donald-trump-signs-defense-bill-014947727.html). Also passing by being attached to the defense bill was paid leave for parents after giving birth to a child…this had the quite vocal support of Ivanka Trump, the President’s daughter.”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Like we’re going to have to worry about an attack from the  Klingons or The Empire anytime soon!” 

Biblical Response:  “Probably not (I know this was a sarcastic reference to popular TV and movie imagination – Star Trek and Star Wars), but maybe the Russians or the Chinese. And I hope that our thinking is not just defensive. We’re also going to need chaplains in the Space Force, as we may have escaped gravity, but we will not escape depravity. Anywhere Man goes, he takes an evil heart with him…to a moon base or to Mars.”

‘This is no surprise to God, Who is the original Space Force (Gen. 1:14; Ps. 19:1-6). As the old saying goes, ‘You can run, but you can’t hide’ (attributed to American boxer ([1931-1954] Joe Louis).”

“Christians? We believe that sin and evil are automatic to our lost condition (Isaiah 53:6; Rom. 3:23), but we also believe faith in Jesus is still the cure (Rom.6:23; Eph. 2:8-9). Our Space Force will need the Original Space Force to be truly  dominant.”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to ‘not think more highly of ourselves than we ought’ (Rom. 12:3); in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

Share as you like, just give credit appropriately. For buying any of Alan E. Sargent’s books or to subscribe or to comment on any of his CLARITY blogs, go to the following link:subdeo.com.’  Copyright © 2019 Alan E. Sargent

Reader:

May I indulge in a little self-promotion? Many of you read CLARITY every day…and you hopefully forward it on to still others. Some even subscribe from the website. Thanks! (One mother wrote that she wanted to subscribe to read it to her children everyday – read away!) However you get CLARITY, would you consider donating on the website? I’m happy to find useful purpose in helping folks stay informed and supplying what I think God has to say on the subjects of the day…still, I want to get this word out to others…which is what I’ll do with your gifts. Thanks in advance.

Blessings,

Alan

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CLARITY – 12-20-19 Emotions NOT in Check

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 12-20-19

Emotions NOT in Check 

What’s Happening: “A tragedy unfolded last weekend as two wedding-crashers, brothers, Josue Castaneda Ramirez, 19, and Rony Castaneda Ramirez, 28, beat to death the groom, Joe Melgoza, at his reception in Chino, California. An altercation escalated into a fight and the groom succumbed to his injuries at Chino Valley Medical Center. It was announced last Tuesday that the two alleged perpetrators would face murder charges. The two were arrested and held without bail (https://www.yahoo.com/news/california-groom-beaten-death-wedding-042617267.html). One of the groom’s relatives, Alice Alvaez, was quoted as saying, ‘He was taken from us in such a tragic and horrific way, He leaves behind his daughter Lilly who will be in good hands with Joe’s family.’”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Perhaps the two’s hot-headedness was why they were not invited to the wedding.” 

Biblical Response:  “Who knows? There are a lot of unanswered questions here, but one thing is for certain: anger can lead to destructive violence. We are told, ‘Be angry, but sin not’ (Eph. 4:26). It is not a sin to experience any emotion…life would be pretty dull if passionless. The trick is to exhibit a little self-control BEFORE things get out of hand. The problem arises when we ‘fallen creatures’ (read Gen. 3) allow our passions to rule. Maybe we don’t exhibit any self-control because we were never told ‘no.’ If we did not get any discipline from the outside, we may look within for self-discipline and find the cupboard bare.”

“Christians? True believers have access to the fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22-23), one of which is self-control. Without this, our unregenerate passions may rule…by default…and passion, unchecked, can escalate to violence.”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to not let emotions take control…it doesn’t glorify anyone to let passion take over; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

Share as you like, just give credit appropriately. For buying any of Alan E. Sargent’s books or to subscribe or to comment on any of his CLARITY blogs, go to the following link:subdeo.com.’  Copyright © 2019 Alan E. Sargent

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May I indulge in a little self-promotion? Many of you read CLARITY every day…and you hopefully forward it on to still others. Some even subscribe from the website. Thanks! (One mother wrote that she wanted to subscribe to read it to her children everyday – read away!) However you get CLARITY, would you consider donating on the website? I’m happy to find useful purpose in helping folks stay informed and supplying what I think God has to say on the subjects of the day…still, I want to get this word out to others…which is what I’ll do with your gifts. Thanks in advance.

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Alan

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CLARITY – 12-19-19 ‘Another Date That Will Live in Infamy’

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 12-19-19

‘Another Date That Will Live in Infamy’ 

What’s Happening: “The historical and biblical references were everywhere, at least by the Republicans, who stood united with four Dems that would not support the articles (three voted against and Tulsi Gabbard voted ‘present’), as the House voted impeachment yesterday. The references were almost all Republican-cited and included the one above, a reference to another significant December event (https://www.yahoo.com/news/republicans-invoke-jesus-pearl-harbor-trump-impeachment-211048856.html). ‘There’s also, in addition to Christmas being something we celebrate in December, the Boston Tea Party took place in December, but also in December, but also on Dec. 7, 1941, a horrific act happened in the United States, and it’s one that President Roosevelt said this is a date that will live in infamy. Today, Dec. 18, 2019, is another date that will live in infamy,’ said Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.).”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “To quote still again, isn’t this ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ (Shakespeare had a play by that title)?”

Biblical Response:  “Well, I wouldn’t say nothing…though it’s just a charge and the Senate, who will hold the trial and has the power to remove Trump from office, will likely acquit. It may seem useless drama – and the main-stream media has created quite a circus-like atmosphere over it in their pursuit of ratings – although most of the polls show little or no change – and the voters will decide in November of 2020, anyway. The above-linked article says that, ‘When Jesus was falsely accused of treason, Pontius Pilate gave Jesus the opportunity to face his accusers. During that sham trial, Pontius Pilate afforded more rights to Jesus than Democrats afforded this President in this process.’ If you want to read the biblical account, go to Matthew’s Gospel, Chapter 27, Verses 1-26.’”

“Christians? Oh, we believe everybody ought to have their day in court (Ex. 18:16). It’s just that Jesus, for our sake and to fulfill prophecy (Ps. 39:2-9), chose to remain silent.”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, give us discerning hearts and the trust that You will see to it that justice is rendered; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

Share as you like, just give credit appropriately. For buying any of Alan E. Sargent’s books or to subscribe or to comment on any of his CLARITY blogs, go to the following link:subdeo.com.’  Copyright © 2019 Alan E. Sargent

Reader:

May I indulge in a little self-promotion? Many of you read CLARITY every day…and you hopefully forward it on to still others. Some even subscribe from the website. Thanks! (One mother wrote that she wanted to subscribe to read it to her children everyday – read away!) However you get CLARITY, would you consider donating on the website? I’m happy to find useful purpose in helping folks stay informed and supplying what I think God has to say on the subjects of the day…still, I want to get this word out to others…which is what I’ll do with your gifts. Thanks in advance.

Blessings,

Alan