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CLARITY – 11-3-18 She Confesses

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 11-3-18

She Confesses

 

What’s Happening: “One of his accusers confessed, and I’m not even talking about Roy Moore (https://wentworthreport.com/2017/11/21/roy-moores-lying-accuser-admits-he-didnt-ever-touch-her/), but Brett Kavanaugh.  Judy Munro-Leighton, who admitting to being the ‘Jane Doe from Oceanside’ (the one who accused Kavanaugh and a friend of raping her in the back seat of a car) who sent Senator Chuck Grassley a letter accusing the nominee for the SCOTUS position (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6348439/Kavanaugh-accuser-investigated-confessing-making-rape-claims.html) has confessed she was only ‘seeking attention.’ ‘Such acts are not only unfair; they are potentially illegal. It is illegal to make materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statements to Congressional investigators. It is illegal to obstruct Committee investigations,’ Grassley said.’”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Brett’s probably guilty of something.”

 

Biblical Response:  “Maybe…but then there’s the presumption of innocence (which the Democrats on the Judicial Committee completely ignored). And we can be grateful that the Committee is pursuing her prosecution. But why did many folks believe her in the first place?!  Is there an insatiable desire for scandal?”

 

“Christians? We are called not to be so inclined (2 Tim. 2:23-26). Titillation and sensation are tempting, but we must not bite. If we do, we might find ourselves too busy chewing to notice we are choking!”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to believe the best about people…even though it might be boring; 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 – 9-19-18 The Latest Tack

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 9-19-18

The Latest Tack

 

What’s Happening:  “That a PR firm might be behind the latest attempt at scuttling the Kavanaugh nomination to the Supreme Court may not come as a surprise to many more conversant on social media, but this latest barrage will definitely mean that his nomination won’t sail through the committee or the full Senate. Both are scheduled for questioning on Monday (https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/pr-firm-kavanaugh-accusations/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=conservative-brief-CT&utm_campaign=dailyam&utm_content=conservative-tribune). Ian Millhiser tweeted:’Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s number is (202)-224-6665. Sen. Susan Collins’ is (202)224-2523. If you live in Alaska or Maine, and don’t want someone credibly accused of attempted rape on the Supreme Court, now is the time to call them.’ Some are pointing to the frequency of the term credibly accused in social media to point out the likelihood of PR firm involvement… or at least concerted coordination.’”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.”

 

Biblical Response:  “Except when there isn’t…frankly, I don’t know who is right: accuser or accused. But if mere allegation and innuendo means guilt, then America may be no different than Venezuela…or North Korea…or Iran…etc. A man (or a woman) is innocent until proven guilty. Kavanaugh may have been vetted more than any human alive…and came out clean. This latest stall tactic may be only that.”

 

“Christians? We cannot be for sexual assault…but neither can we be for those who want to give too much weight to allegation or innuendo. What we need is discernment:

Prov 2:3-7 ASV

‘Yea, if thou cry after discernment, And lift up thy voice for understanding;

If thou seek her as silver, And search for her as for hid treasures:

Then shalt thou understand the fear of Jehovah, And find the knowledge of God.

For Jehovah giveth wisdom; Out of his mouth (cometh) knowledge and understanding:

He layeth up sound wisdom for the upright; (He is) a shield to them that walk in integrity.’”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help our leaders to listen carefully to the Holy Spirit’s input…and then act upon it; 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