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CLARITY – 1-11-20 Just As Dead

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 1-11-20

Just As Dead

What’s Happening: “After denying the Iranian military had anything to do with the downing of a Ukrainian Airlines flight just after it took off from Tehran Airport (all 176 on board were killed), it was revealed earlier today – just as American inte;lligence had suspected – that it was shot down by an Iranian missile. Apparently, the missile batteries were on high alert after the ‘retaliatory’ airstrike by the Ameericans (which killed Soleimani) and ‘unintentionally’ fired on the jet (https://www.yahoo.com/news/iran-says-unintentionally-shot-down-034030154.html). Of course, a video of the missile firing didn’t help the attempt at concealment. Quoting from the Associated Press article: ‘Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, expressed his “deep sympathy” to the families of the victims and called on the armed forces to “pursue probable shortcomings and guilt in the painful incident.””

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Oops…I predict heads will roll.”

Biblical Response:  “And they should. Nothing will return the lives of those tragic  innocent travelers (read the CLARITY blog of 1/9) – unintentional or not, they are just as dead, The real crime is the attempted cover up (don’t get me wrong, we should mourn with the families of the victims – Rom. 12:15). It’s bad enough to accidentally shoot down an airliner, but then to deny any culpability and to lay the blame at the ‘bellicose actions’ of an American administration… well, that’s beyond the pale. However, the truth will set you free (John 8:32), and there are a whole lot of angry Iranian families who are no longer disillusioned into believing the lies of their own government.”

“Christians? We believe in the freeing power of the truth. We also believe that people under pressure often make mistakes. Neither of these beliefs are much comfort to the victims’ families – nobody likes being the collateral damage of other people’s learning curves.”  

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to think before we act, be quick to admit error when it occurs, and de-escalate the tensions that bought all of this on; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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