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CLARITY – 8-8-19 Enforcing


A Biblical Response to Current Events -8-8-19


What’s Happening: “There were 32 arrested in San Francisco by a conglomeration of Federal Agencies, the first action in a year-long commitment to fight crime in the Tenderloin neighborhood, notorious for drug and sex-trafficking. The fact that those arrested were predominantly Honduran nationals is entirely coincidental said the officials who, to not involve local police, have preserved the city’s sanctuary status. Apparently, it is not an issue they want to deal with at this time…or perhaps it just appears that way  ( ‘My belief is that the Tenderloin, in fairness, deserves the rule of law every bit as much as other fine neighborhoods in San Francisco,’ said U.S. Attorney David Anderson. ‘This is not an immigration initiative. This is not a deportation initiative. This is a public safety initiative.’”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Don’t those folks have as much right as any Americans to enjoy the  peaceable society that the rule of law provides?”

Biblical Response:  “They sure do. There’s no sense making a law and then not enforcing it…which is precisely what sanctuary cities are all about. Everybody wants the fruit of a peaceable society…they just want to be seen as merciful to illegal immigrants. Nobody thinks about the Kate Steinly’s who get murdered. Nobody thinks about the illicit drug peddlers or the sex-traffickers who are influencing our children. Nobody thinks about the pets who get drug needles in their paws on their morning walks. Decisions have consequences (Gal. 6:7). Laws that were intended to make it safe can only help if they are enforced. Looking the other way has a tendency to make us disrespect authority in general. This can only lead to anarchy – everyone doing what seems right in his own eyes (Prov. 21:2), and that only leads to chaos and confusion (Jud. 17:6).”

“Christians? Oh, we believe in the rule of law (1 John 3:4), but we also believe in enforcement (Hosea 10:2). If we don’t obey because it’s inconvenient, then the law should be changed, not just ignored.”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to take all laws seriously and not set an example of only obeying those laws with which we agree; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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