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CLARITY – 10-11-19 He Plead Not Guilty?!

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 10-11-19

He Plead Not Guilty?!

What’s Happening: “Let me see if I’ve got this right…Patrick Crusius, 21, shot up a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, killing 22, and wounding 25…and all caught on Walmart video cams; he was arrested at the scene…with an AK-47 in his hand: he posted a white-supremacist rant online before the incident: he said after the attack, he wanted to kill as many Mexicans as he could; and he plead NOT GUILTY in court Thursday?!! Although federal authorities have categorized this as domestic terrorism and said he may also be guilty of a number of hate crimes, he is to be presumed innocent until proven guilty…what a great country! (https://www.yahoo.com/news/el-paso-walmart-mass-shooting-212906063.html). Dads are telling their daughters, ‘Por favor, cuidase, mija’ pleading with them to be careful at work, keep quiet, have an exit plan, reported another article from USA Today.”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “His pleading is ridiculous! He’s as guilty as sin!”

Biblical Response:  “Looks that way to me…but he’ll get his day in court. I truly can’t see what tack his defense might take (except insanity). The point is, however, we live in a country where the accused have a presumption of innocence. Guilt, however easily proven…must be proven! I cannot imagine a better system…yet there is! In the courtroom of heaven when we all will be judged. The bad news: we are presumed guilty (Is. 53:6; Rom. 3:23). The Good News: Jesus already paid our price (Rom. 3:25; 1 John 2:2). In a drama for the ages, Jesus Himself, as our defense attorney, will stand before the Judge and show the nail-prints in His hands and feet and the wound in His side and declare our debt paid-in-full!”

“Christians? We believe that the First Adam is responsible for our guilt, but the Last Adam (Jesus) has already paid the price (1 Cor. 15:43-49).” 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to be grateful for both systems: the one on earth that makes known what is only conjectured…and the one in heaven that makes what You know moot…by the blood of Jesus: in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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