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CLARITY – 3-25-19 Talk About Transparency!

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 3-25-19

Talk About Transparency!

What’s Happening: “At least two things of newsworthy magnitude happened yesterday, both expected: 1) AG Rob Barr released his letter to Congress summarizing Mueller’s report and concluded no collusion and insufficient evidence for obstruction AND 2) the Democrats in Congress called for the total report to be made public (actually, that was a bipartisan call – Congress voted 423-0). The Republicans took a victory lap with calls for resignations and apologies; the Democrats said it wasn’t over – no surprise anywhere (https://www.cbsnews.com/live-news/mueller-report-trump-russia-investigation-william-barr-summary-latest-updates-today-2019-03-25/). ‘While this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him,’ Mueller’s report said”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Now that the report is submitted, are we any farther along?’

Biblical Response:  “Well, at least that particular drain on the taxpayer’s dollars is shut…and it was a multimillion-dollar drain, taking 1 year, 10 months, and 6 days! As far as the controversy about the 2016 election is concerned, we have not gotten far: the Dems think Trump stole the election…the Repubs don’t (although nobody but the Kremlin denies there were two dozen Russians indicted for trying to influence the election). Is it over? HARDLY! Will it fade? Probably. When the media’s ratings start going down because the American public bores of finger-pointing, other more newsworthy events will push the ‘witch hunt’ aside…at least until the 2020 election.”

“Christians? True transparency should be expected. There is no such thing as things being done ‘in the closet.’ God is omnipresent (Ps. 139). He was in the closet all along (Matt. 10:27).”  

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, give us the grace to accept the truth…even if we don’t like what it is; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

Share as you like, just give credit appropriately. For buying any of Alan E. Sargent’s books or to subscribe or to comment on any of his CLARITY blogs, go to the following link: http://subdeo.com.’ He also tweets on Twitter.com every day @alanesargent

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CLARITY – 3-4-19 Snapshots

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 3-4-19

Snapshots

What’s Happening: “A recent poll has the electorate in 2020 preferring someone NOT referring to themselves as a ‘socialist’ and not over 75 (Biden is 76, Sanders is 77, Trump is 72). There were many other factors tested, but this poll, like many others, is just a snapshot – today’s feelings and subject to change (https://www.yahoo.com/news/u-voters-don-t-want-150731203.html). ‘We’re getting early signals from Democratic primary voters that they are looking for bigger change and someone who agrees with them on policy,’ said Republican pollster Bill McInturff.”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Bad news for Biden and Sanders…good news for Trump, huh?”

Biblical Response:  “Maybe…it really only means that the formers will have to justify why their wisdom is to be preferred.  Polls are indeed snapshots, brief pictures taken to gauge the electorate’s reaction to recent news (accurate or inaccurate) and only showing what subjects want revealed – have pictures ever been taken when the photographer asked people to say ‘crud’ instead of ‘cheese’? Decisions based on polls should be as fluid as the emotions of those being polled. (Is. 28:8).”

“Christians? Pollsters are at a distinct disadvantage. Unlike God, Who sees the end from the beginning (Is. 46:10), their perception is limited to temporal horizons (God, however, is omnipresent – spatially and temporally; everywhere and EVERYWHEN).”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to be patient and withhold judgment… or at least take into consideration  the changeable heart and untrustworthy nature of man; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

Share as you like, just give credit appropriately. For buying any of Alan E. Sargent’s books or to subscribe or to comment on any of his CLARITY blogs, go to the following link: http://subdeo.com.’ He also tweets on Twitter.com every day @alanesargent

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CLARITY – 1-19-19 Running with the Wind

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 1-19-19

Running with the Wind

What’s Happening: “Announcing on January 12 that she would run for President in 2020, Tulsi Gabbard (Democrat Rep. from Hawaii) apologized again for her past statements made against the LGBTQ community. She might have been bending to the prevailing cultural wind…her past statements and actions were particularly condemning (https://www.yahoo.com/news/tulsi-gabbard-apologizes-past-anti-gay-views-195302777.html). Supporting her mom’s views, she was earlier in her life quoted as saying, ‘This war of deception and hatred against my mom is being waged by homosexual activists because they know, that if elected, she will not allow them to force their values down the throats of the children in our schools.’”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “People have a right to change their views, don’t they?”

Biblical Response:  “Of course they do…even if they are just ‘going along, to get along.’ They also have the right to join in the fate of those they have previously condemned (for that fate, you need to read: 1 Cor. 6:9-10 and 1 Tim. 1:8-11).

You certainly get smooth sailing by running with the wind, but tacking against the wind might take you more in the right direction. Sure, the sailing is more difficult and the opposition will mean it takes you longer to get there, but you might like the destination more.”

“Christians? Standing against the cultural winds has been our lot for centuries (even millenia), but the truth is as unchanging as God (Heb. 13:8)…that’s how you know it’s the truth.”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, may our leaders speak the truth in love; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

Share as you like; just give credit appropriately. For buying any of Alan E. Sargent’s books or to subscribe or to comment on any of his CLARITY blogs, go to the following link: http://subdeo.com/. He also tweets on Twitter.com every day @alanesargent

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CLARITY – 8-11-18 Pouting and Unhinged

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 8-11-18

 

Pouting and Unhinged

 

What’s Happening:  “The GOP has started running an ad that some think should be run until 2020. They say the left is unhinged. You watch and you be the judge (https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/watch-gop-ad-should-run-non-stop-until-2020-shows-chilling-leftist-violence/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=CTBreaking&utm_campaign=breaking&utm_content=conservative-tribune). ‘Trump isn’t on the ballot, but sanity is,’ says an article by Cillian Zeal.”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “It’s disgraceful…and scary!”

 

Biblical Response:  “Sadly, I couldn’t have said it better…kind of reminds me of Gov. Wallace in Alabama in 1963. The far left and the far right are both capable of violence when they take matters into their own hands. The cure (for those who think a middle path is the cure) is not compromise. We could ask Henry Clay (1850s) if he were around. Perhaps bloodshed is inevitable…if the Civil War is instructive. Obviously it isn’t…or we wouldn’t be here.”

 

Christians? Oh, we believe in the inevitability of bloodshed…just His, not our own (Rom. 3:25). His blood-bought peace needs to be at the forefront of our minds…not the violence we feel ‘they’ deserve.”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to realize all the violence has already been expended so that we might have peace; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

 

Share as you like; just give credit appropriately. For buying any of Alan E. Sargent’s books or to subscribe or to comment on any of his CLARITY blogs, go to the following link: http://subdeo.com/. He also tweets on Twitter.com every day @alanesargent