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CLARITY – 11-9-19 Be Careful What You Export

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 11-9-19

Be Careful What You Export

What’s Happening: “Russell Travers, acting director of the National Counterterrorism Center, said that many countries view the U.S. as exporting white supremacy. In an article yesterday, it was stated that Racially Motivated Violent Extremism (RMVE – pronounced ‘remvee’) is a global movement that has killed many in non-coordinated mass terrorism – Anders Brevjik killed 77 in two attacks in Norway in 2011; Dylann Roof, an American white supremacist who killed African-Americans in South Carolina in 2015; and Brenton Tarrant who killed 51 in two attacks on mosques in New Zealand this past March, to name a few (https://www.yahoo.com/news/america-seen-as-exporter-of-white-supremacist-ideology-says-us-counterterrorism-official-232420985.html). ‘For almost two decades, the United States has pointed abroad at countries who are exporters of extreme Islamist ideology,’ said Travers. ‘We are now being seen as the exporter of white supremacist ideology. That’s a reality with which we are going to have to deal.’”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Who cares what people believe. Doesn’t everyone have the right to believe any way they want?”

Biblical Response:  “To respond to your first statement: the relatives of those killed care. To answer your question: sure, everyone has a right to believe how they like…as long as they don’t take violent means to express themselves. What really saddens me (apart from the indiscriminate loss of innocent lives), is that America is ‘exporting’ any message other than the Good News (Mk. 16:15-16). I believe this is our reason for our founding…for our ongoing existence. Should we cease to ‘export’ the Gospel, we will cease to exist…at least we will no longer be fulfilling our unique destiny. Some might argue that sincerity is the real test of truth, that all one really needs to do is sincerely believe ANY truth. 19 men who flew planes into buildings on September 11 thought that way. They were wrong…as 2,994 now cannot attest!”

“Christians? We’ve, like Don Francisco’s song says, ‘…got to tell somebody.’ We should be driven by a compulsion to share the Good News of God’s grace…in season and out (2 Tim. 4:2).”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us, from the love we have so freely received, to feel compelled to give to others so great a message of hope; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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