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CLARITY – 9-18-19 Trust Issues

CLARITY

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

Trust Issues  

What’s Happening: “Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), in an interview with CNN, said that any administration that lies about crowd sizes and weather maps can’t be trusted to give the American people accurate enough information to make a decision to go to war with Iran. The decision about how to respond to Iran is imminent as the drone attack occurring last weekend has sent oil and gas prices soaring worldwide. The only thing to be definitively determined is who is behind the attack. Iran denies any involvement. Trump’s firing of hawkish advisor Bolton may mean he favors a diplomatic solution…which should make Omar happy (https://www.yahoo.com/news/ilhan-omar-trump-admin-cant-121829265.html). ‘We are not in a position to think about another endless war and I really hope that my colleagues in Congress are going to pressure this administration to take a step back and figure out how we use diplomacy in de-escalating the situation,’ said Omar.” 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Perhaps we should at least try diplomacy…” 

Biblical Response:  “And perhaps we will…though it’s not like the administration hasn’t tried this before. Our non-military response has seemingly produced nothing except a lot of starving Iranians. Sanctions might work…eventually…but they might not. Omar (and a Democrat- controlled House) seem to have trust issues, not willing to take this administration’s word for anything. On the administration’s side, are trust issues, too…do you trust a country that is the world’s largest sponsor of terrorism? Do you trust Islam, who says there’s no god but Allah? Some of the American people seem to welcome Islam, equating Allah with Jehovah (the Jews’ and Chistians’ God). Heck, some Americans say there is no god…or you can believe in any god…as long as you’re sincere.”

“Until we settle that issue, war or diplomacy may only create more trust issues…and with America as divided as it is, there probably is no solution on the horizon.”

“Christians? We are told to worship no God but Jehovah (Ex. 20:1-6). Even a surface examination of the Quran (Koran) yields a god that is different than the highly relational God of the Bible, even justifying deception to an ‘infidel,’ which Christians are regarded by Islam  (http://muslimfact.com/bm/terror-in-the-name-of-islam/islam-permits-lying-to-deceive-unbelievers-and-bri.shtml). Contrarilly, Christians look at Islam as a huge mission field (Matt 28:18-20), and consider the truth as the only way to freedom (John 8:32) and Jesus as the only name of God ( John 14:6; Acts 4:12). 9/11 told us Islam considers anyone who doesn’t worship Allah as an infidel…and justifiable collateral damage in their effort to dominate the world. And Muslims want us to trust them?!”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father (Jehovah, not Allah), help us to see through a lie to embrace the truth…and help our leaders to know what to do in the present crisis; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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CLARITY – 2-21-18 Last Hope

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 2-21-18

 

Last Hope

What’s Happening:  “In a ‘State of Hungary’ speech from Budapest,  President of Hungary Viktor Orban called Christianity Europe’s last hope. He was, no doubt, reacting to the loose immigration policies of France, Belgium and Germany as Islam slowly takes over demographically (https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2018-02-18/hungarian-leader-calls-christianity-europes-last-hope?platform=hootsuite). Hungary may seem insignificant and Orban’s voice small, but global forces of tolerance and self-determination seem to be governing in the U.N. and almost everywhere.”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “And I don’t even own a burka!”

 

Biblical Response:  “There are a whole lot of things that will change (other than clothing) if we have a world with an Islamic consensus (owning clothing in vogue with the culture will be the least of your worries).. Western civilization was built on a Christian consensus (granted, there are assumptions that are not profitable for individual evangelism, but there are cultural advances that are its result, too). The lie that makes all this possible is that allah and Jehovah are just different names for the same God.”

 

“Christians? If “the truth will set you free” (John 8:32), a lie will enslave you. Don’t think there’s any difference between allah and Jehovah? You obviously haven’t read the Koran or studied history. Sure, we’ve made mistakes…sometimes glaring ones (the Crusades come to mind), but much good has been done, too (hospitals, schools, and feeding programs, etc.). As the bumper sticker says, “Christians aren’t perfect, just forgiven.” Besides, Mohammed didn’t rise from the dead, Jesus did. I have no doubt Christianity will win out in the end, I just hope we don’t have centuries of repression and domination to overcome.”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, may Viktor’s plea be heard and heeded…before it’s too late; in  Jesus’ Name, amen.”   © Alan E.Sargent

 

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