A Biblical Response to Current Events – 6-20-20
A Warning of Impending Doom
What’s Happening: “Friday saw an impassioned Pompeo warning Europe of Chinese economic expansionism after meeting in Hawaii with Yang Jiechi, a top Chinese official. The Chinese purchases of port interests in Greece and Spain only served to underscore his remarks. Pompeo warned of pursuing the Chnese ‘surveillance state’ Huawei, the communist-owned giant telecom company. It was as if he was trying to get Europe from making the samw mistakes he says the U.S. has made over the past few decades. He even termed the Chinese as being a ‘rogue actor.’ Can Europe be great again? The U. S.’s doesn’t want to be the sole voice in decrying the Chinese, but it may be singing a solo when it really wants a quartet…or at least a trio… (https://www.yahoo.com/news/pompeo-warns-europeans-against-rogue-actor-china-161831884.html). ‘”There’s also no way to straddle these alternatives without abandoning who we are. Democracies dependent on authoritarians are not worthy of the name,’ Pompeo sid by teleconference to a forum gathered in Denmark.”
Knee-Jerk Response: “Why should I care if the price of TVs or computers goes up or down in Europe?”
Biblical Response: “Because everything is connected today. We live in a global marketplace. Instead of making decisions based on consumer prices, however, perhaps we should direct our efforts at using the interconnectivity to get the Gospel out (Prov. 25:25). More have been freed by exporting the truth (John 8:32), than will ever receive the benefits of our exporting democracy. Don’t get me wrong. I’m all for self-determinism…and that’s sure not going to take place under an atheistic communist regime…but self-determinism is ultimately trumped by God-Determinism. Why not cut to the chase?”
“Christians? We believe in the freeing nature of the truth. We also believe God is much bigger than Xi or Trump or any number of European leaders. Regardless of motivations to the contrary, His will will prevail. Still, it’s always better to align yourself with His purposes than to oppose them.”
Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray: “Heavenly Father, give us insight to how we can be a part of Your plan, and our leaders wisdom to not pursue a course of action that only makes us feel good about ourselves; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”
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