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CLARITY – 3-2-19 To Feel or Not To Feel?

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 3-2-19

To Feel or Not To Feel?

What’s Happening: “Dr. Ben Carson (neurosurgeon) , Housing and Urban Development Secretary, said in a recent interview (Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference) that fetuses in the womb at 25-28 weeks or greater in gestation can definitely feel pain (https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/ben-carson-shatters-pro-choice-narrative-abortion-can-guarantee-can-feel/?utm_source=push&utm_medium=westernjournalism&utm_content=2019-03-02&utm_campaign=manualpost) ‘The heart has started to beat; it’s absolutely amazing,’ said Carter.’”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Then killing a viable fetus is murder; is that what you’re telling me?

Biblical Response:  “It ought to be…but according to recently passed bills and the Virginia Governor, even a baby that is born alive can be allowed to die on the table. But just because something is legal does not mean it won’t be punished…just not on earth. The question is: ‘Is there an absolute right?’ Absolutely! And the absolute truth will set you absolutely free (John 13:8). ‘But what if you’re imprisoned; you are not free then, are you,’ you might ask? Only temporarily imprisoned…in the same sense that John the Baptist or the Apostle Paul only temporarily lost their heads. ‘But what about if the life of the mother is in jeopardy?’ That’s above my paygrade.”

“Christians? I only have one question for you: ‘How do you think God views a fetus?’ After all, His opinion is the only one that matters.”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, we make decisions every day without consulting You. Forgive us…and help us to think about this issue the same way You do; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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CLARITY – 2-4-19 The Hits Just Keep On Coming

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 2-4-19

The Hits Just Keep On Coming

What’s Happening: “The Democratic Gov. of Virginia  is under fire again…not for his passionless remarks supporting  a recent pro-abortion bill up for consideration in Virginia (it went on to defeat), OR his medical school yearbook photo which he admitted to over the weekend (saying he was in the photo of a person in blackface standing next to a person in a KKK costume…though he did not say which person he was), OR even for the the alleged photo of a Confederate-flag-toting pickup with his opponent-for-Gov.’s bumper sticker on it which he ran in a campaign ad (the truck was running over minority children)… RATHER, it was a his disdain for touching his black Republican running mate, revealed in a video uncovered by Mike Huckabee (https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/mike-huckabee-unearths-classless-va-governor-interview-hours-photos-surface/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=conservative-brief-CT&utm_campaign=dailyam&utm_content=conservative-tribune). The calls for his resignation are coming from his own party!”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “I guess he could just deny those photos…”

Biblical Response:  “Yeah, but it’s a little late for that…I mean, what’s the credibility of denying something you’ve already admitted to? Maybe  it’s the things he’s done. Maybe it’s the things he’s said about the things he’s done. In any case, it appears he’s forgotten the first rule of self-destructive hole-digging: PUT DOWN THE SHOVEL!”

“Christians? Our actions should excuse us from any accusations of racism (Phil. 2:15). Or maybe our actions, though excused by a forgiving God (assuming you have repented), disqualify you from serving in certain capacities. God may have forgiven you, but why assume people will be as overlooking?”  

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, we should pray for Gov. Northam and his family…help him to see the way forward; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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CLARITY – 11-24-18 The Cultural Issue of Our Time

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 11-24-18

The Cultural Issue of Our Time

 

What’s Happening: “Mike Lindell, former cocaine addict and inventor of the popular ‘My Pillow.’ has just invested one million dollars into the anti-abortion film ‘Unplanned.’The film, made by the same filmmakers who brought us ‘God’s Not Dead’ and ‘I Can Only Imagine’ is expected to gross many times its total budget of less than $7 Million (the other two movies previously mentioned grossed $61 M and $84 M, respectively). That it strikes a cultural chord that may be the hot-button of today probably helps (https://greatamericanpolitics.com/2018/11/inventor-of-the-mypillow-just-invested-an-astounding-amount-of-money-in-anti-abortion-film/).  ‘I don’t get into things for the money; I get into them if the message is right,” Lindell said to The Hollywood Reporter.”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “I think his TV ads are cheesy!”

 

Biblical Response:  “They may be, but it’s hard to quibble with success (as evidenced by his over $300 Million net worth). Heck, his products are probably cheesy, too…but I get a better night’s sleep. Yes, I bought them …at my wife-s insistence…and skepticism became begrudging endorsement. In any case, there were many who opposed Kavanaugh’s confirmation for fear he might be the deciding vote to overturn Roe v. Wade (the 1973 decision that legalized abortion). He might be…if it comes up for a vote (not at all a certainty – nothing is planned yet [no pun intended]).”

 

“Christians? It’s hard to read John 10:10 and still be ‘Pro-death’ (liberals prefer the moniker ‘Pro Choice’).”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us navigate compassionately through treacherous cultural waters;  in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

 

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CLARITY – 8-20-18 Playing God

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 8-20-18

Playing God

 

What’s Happening:  “Recently, a lady (Deborah Edge) quit working at the Texas abortion clinic where she had been employed for 17 years and exposed some of their abuses… killing innocent infants born alive because they were of an unwanted gender or because they were undesired for another reason. Quoting the article by Sarah Terzo, ‘The claim that late-term abortions are only done for dire medical reasons is untrue,’ (https://www.liveaction.org/news/texas-gosnell-snip-born-alive/?utm_campaign=LAN%20e-mail%20blasts&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=65259318&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–cNul5R8yieLd4jWVspEkZxT2n6dv_T9oX_Y8xXOR_yhamYMUqcz9HH-wCDt-Myvec6HPw_OKRnGf8lfjqo1RFLBhIHA&_hsmi=65259318). ‘My conscience bothered me at times and I would secretly try to change the patient’s mind during counseling. One woman came in who was pregnant with twins and already had another child. I just couldn’t counsel her to choose abortion and told her that there are other options. She chose to keep the twins and saw me a couple years later and told me how grateful she was for my advice and that her children were her joy,’ Edge said.”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “It may be tragic, but it’s not murder.”

 

Biblical Response:  “Really?! What else would you call taking a another human life without permission? Perhaps, you would argue it’s the mom’s decision….Perhaps, she’s playing God! One day, as a society, we are going to pay for the 60 million+ innocent lives we have sacrificed on the altar of inconvenience and ungodly desires.”

 

Christians? Playing God (or pretending He does not exist) is nothing new. One of the early church’s first ministries was to lurk beneath the bridge in Rome over the Tiber to catch unwanted infants being tossed in the night by murderous parents who didn’t want the ‘inconvenience.’ God help us!”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, give us the wisdom to know that there is a God…and we are not He; 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 – 6-16-18 Dubious Award

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 6-16-18

 

Dubious Award

 

What’s Happening:  “Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood of America, just received the Hubert H. Humphrey Civil and Human Rights Award.  During her tenure, over 3.5 million babies were killed through abortions, and Planned Parenthood profited from the selling of the many body parts harvested (https://aclj.org/pro-life/former-planned-parenthood-ceo-cecile-richards-received-a-human-rights-award-despite-being-responsible-for-over-35-million-innocent-deaths?utm_medium=Email&utm_source=ExactTarget&utm_campaign=d-06162018_top-O_seg-NLexNL20plFBR_typ-NL). A Family Research Council article reported, ‘Apparently the rights of those millions of lives she helped take away – some whose body parts Planned Parenthood then reportedly sold for profit under her leadership – didn’t count.’”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “A Human Rights Award?! Surely, you jest!”

 

Biblical Response:  “Who jests about such a horrific and heinous thing? Seriously, if this weren’t so true, it wouldn’t be believed! Nobody believed anyone could be capable of the holocaust…and that was over 6 million Jews…but we have a modern-day example of the same thing happening in our midst… FUNDED BY TAXPAYER DOLLARS!”

 

“Christians? Sadly, we are just as much a part of this murderous holocaust…by our inaction and the constant re-election of those with a ‘pro-choice’ voice (what about the voices of the unborn?). God forgive us. Thankfully, He has and does (1 John 1:8-9).”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, give us the courage we need to overcome the abortion dynamic in the world today; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

 

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