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CLARITY – 9-10-19 Unclean

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events -9-10-19

Unclean  

What’s Happening: “California Governor Gavin Newsom signed controversial bill SB276 restricting medical exemptions for vaccinations, yesterday. Objectors cited debunked research (1998) on a supposed link between the MMR vaccine and childhood autism. There has been a recent uptick nationally with over 1,200 new cases of measles, 67 of those being in California. Also signed was an amendment to SB714 which allowed for a delay in state review of some exemption and grandfathered others January 1 (https://www.yahoo.com/news/newsom-signs-california-vaccine-bill-medical-exemptions-001958452.html). The Associated Press reported: ‘Protesters unfurled an upside-down American flag from the state Senate’s public gallery and chanted ‘My kids, my choice; and ‘We will not comply,’” 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “They aren’t touching my kids!”

Biblical Response:  “And your kids might have to home-schooled. The law is the law. Libertarians and others might agree with you, but that’s what elections are for. On an obtusely  related note, I came across an interesting scripture that might have some relevance here:

‘If one bear holy flesh in the skirt of his garment, and with his skirt do touch bread, or pottage, or wine, or oil, or any food — shall it become holy?’ And the priests answered and said, ‘No.’ And Haggai said, ‘If one that is unclean by a dead body touch any of these, is it become unclean?’ And the priests answered and said, ‘It shall be unclean.’ (Hag. 2:12-13 Darby)

Of course touching Jesus is different, but I digress.”

“You might be wondering, what does this have to do with the price of tea in China? (an old saying questioning relevance) Hear me out… If touching something clean does not make the object in question clean…maybe the default is unclean. In other words, maybe vaccines work…you get enough of a dose of the disease to have your body build up immunities…this effectively changes your default…from unclean to clean…is this not what being born again does?”

“Christians? Of course, we are to obey authority (within limits – read Acts 4. especially verse 19). When we object, we have to decide whether our disobedience is worth the price we might have to pay. In either case, His grace is sufficient (2 Cor. 12:9).”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to discern between difficult stands…we seek Your wisdom; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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