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CLARITY – 11-13-19 You Can Run, But…


A Biblical Response to Current Events – 11-13-19

You Can Run, But…

What’s Happening: “Venezuelan General Hugo Armando Carvajal, stripped of his rank by Maduro when he came out in favor of opposition leader and acting president  Juan Guaido last February, has mysteriously gone missing after an order for his extradition to the U.S. to stand trial on drug trafficking charges was approved last Friday. His path since he first left Venezuela for Dominican Republic by boat, has been kind of convoluted – First Dominican Republic…then Spain (where he was arrested in Spain and detained for five months while the first case for his extradition was being decided)…then released by a court order (when he won against his extradition)…finally gone missing (when he lost his extradition on appeal) – they went to his house and couldn’t find him ( He could serve from 10 years to life…if found guilty…if he gets extradited…if they ever find and re-arrest him.”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Sounds pretty ‘iffy’ to me.”

Biblical Response:  “Yeah…probably they shouldn’t have released him until all the appeals were exhausted…but hindsight is 20/20. He might escape justice temporarily, but he’ll face the Ultimate Judge one day (Heb. 9:27). He may not be guilty of drug trafficking – he’s accused of helping the FARC rebels transport 5.6 tons of cocaine to the U.S. – still, as the old saying goes, ‘you can run, but you can’t hide.’ At least not indefinitely. Thankfully, final justice will be meted out…you hear that Maduro?”

“Christians? We believe in final justice…and we believe that this max 120 years (Gen. 6:3) is just a pittance compared with the eternity that awaits. All the more reason to be careful how we live our lives…and to trust ourselves to the redeeming blood of Jesus (1 John 2:2).”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, if he’s not guilty, let him be found, tried and adjudicated so…if he is, may that be so adjudicated…here or there…too; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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