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CLARITY – 11-5-19 A Quid Without a Quo


A Biblical Response to Current Events – 11-5-19

A Quid Without a Quo

It’s Happening: “Is Trump offering a new defense? ’The quid did not happen, but if it did, so what?’ This seems to be the tack some Republican lawmakers are now (as of Sunday) trying to say. The old saying: quid pro quo, means that if you do something, I’ll do something…I’ll give in on the promised Ukrainian military aid, if you’ll investigate the Bidens…which Trump says you can only read into the transcript of the call…it was never said. But that is moot…so say some ) On Friday night, the Washington Post (and later Axios) reported ‘a growing number of Senate Republicans are ready to acknowledge that President Trump used U.S. military aid as leverage to force Ukraine to investigate former vice president Joe Biden and his family.’”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Whom should I believe? Trump or the media?”

Biblical Response:  “That”s a question many are asking…I guess we may not know what the public thinks until the election. Trump claims the transcript is accurate and he clearly made no conditional demand. The Dems say that others, who were privy to the call disagree. Perhaps the truth cannot be known by anyone but God. One thing’s for sure, Jesus death (and God’s love) is unconditional. In fact, Romans 5:8 says that ‘But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.’ (KJV) I didn’t have to clean up my act to be worthy. His righteousness was my sufficiency! (Rom. 3:25-26)

“Christians? We believe God offered a quid without a quo…it was unconditional. It is our job to get this Good News out to others. That’s what evangelism is all about.”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to not strain at a gnat politically and realize that getting the message of free salvation out to others is our task…a blessed task, at that; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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