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CLARITY – 4-11-19 Leak Being Fixed

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 4-11-19

Leak Being Fixed

What’s Happening: “Whether he’s considered a hero or a villain, Australian native and Wikileaks Founder, Julian Assange was arrested  today by British Police as they were given access by the Embassy when his asylum was removed by the government of Ecuador. Hated by many for his untimely release of secrets and classified documents, and loved by others for his  ‘whistle-blowing’ efforts, Assange will probably extradited to the U.S. on a variety of charges (https://www.yahoo.com/gma/wikileaks-founder-julian-assange-arrested-ecuadorean-embassy-094515800–abc-news-topstories.html0. ‘Julian Assange, 47, has today, Thursday 11 April, been arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) at the Embassy of Ecuador, Hans Crescent, SW1 on a warrant issued by Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 29 June 2012, for failing to surrender to the court. He has been taken into custody at a central London police station where he will remain, before being presented before Westminster Magistrates’ Court as soon as is possible,’ Metropolitan Police stated.”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Playing God can be a risky proposition.”

Biblical Response:  “Couldn’t have said it better myself. The Scripture says knowledge of ‘the truth will set you free’ (John 8:32). It makes no assertion that the revealer of truth has any such guarantee. It seems that only God is qualified to determine when secrets are revealed. Determining the when and what is reserved for Him and Him alone (at least that is what Mr. Assange will hopefully learn).”

“Christians? We’re all for truth being revealed…but we’re also for God being the sole arbiter of the timing of that revelation (Is. 46:10); only He can see the end from the beginning.”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, teach us not to play God, but to let You reveal what should be revealed when; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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CLARITY – 11-20-18 The Gray Area is Not Gray

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 11-20-18

The Grey Area is Not Gray

 

What’s Happening: “A Judge has ordered that asylum seekers don’t have to go to official ports of entry to be legal…nullifying Trump’s Executive Order to the contrary. Maybe this will give new hope to the caravan…maybe the order will be appealed…hopefully, Congress will bring this up (https://www.yahoo.com/news/legal-groups-argue-court-against-trump-asylum-ban-193608107.html). ‘Whatever the scope of the President’s authority, he may not rewrite the immigration laws to impose a condition that Congress has expressly forbidden,’ said Obama appointee Judge Tigar.”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “I guess there is no gray area…an asylum seeker can enter anywhere.”

 

Biblical Response:  “Yep…according to the judge…which may be why a wall gets approved. The Congress may be in a “lame duck” session, but till the new Congress gets sworn in…and there’s a funding bill coming…the Republicans still have the Legislative and the Executive. I wonder what they’ll do with it.”

 

“Christians? Oh, we believe in immigration…after all, we are ‘aliens’ ourselves (John 18:36). And we have been left here to make a difference. However, we have also been called to obey the laws of the land…whether we agree with them or not (Tit. 3:1). Of course, there is a higher authority and a higher law (Acts 4:19-21).”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, while we want to be merciful we don’t want our grace to exceed Your purposes…give us wisdom; 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 – 6-20-18 “Families”

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 6-20-18

 

“Families”

 

What’s Happening:  “There are true asylum seekers and pretenders…as least so says one law enforcement source who interviewed children whose parents have been detained for illegally crossing the border (https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/report-illegal-immigrant-children-strangely-know-very-little-about-parents/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=newsletter-CT&utm_campaign=dailypm&utm_content=conservative-tribune). ‘The law enforcement source cast doubt on the asylum claims many illegal immigrants appear to parrot, pointing out that the vast majority of those detained are  actively trying to evade authorities.Only upon their detention do they offer that same exact credible fear of returning home, most of whom say the phrase in the exact same scripted way,’ says the Daily Caller’s report.”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Surely, the adults wouldn’t use innocent children as a ruse!”

 

Biblical Response:  “Surely, they would…and do! Let’s not be naive. Good behavior is reserved for those who use a LEGAL Port of Entry. The so-called ‘no-tolerance’ policy of the Trump Administration should be the practice of all law enforcement regarding all laws…I sure don’t pay them to look the other way! Should we as Americans be compassionate toward innocent children? Absolutely! But let’s also not be hypocritical…those aborted are separated from their parents, too.

 

“Christians? What an opportunity! It would likely receive little media coverage, but every church in a border state ought to volunteer their facilities and care for the children of detainees….and that’s not to absolve Christian families from making their homes available long-term (Matt. 7:12).”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to demonstrate our love in action…but also our discernment; 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

 

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CLARITY – 6-18-18 Talk About Separation!

CLARITY

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

 

Talk About Separation!

 

What’s Happening:  “Democrats and Republicans agree on one thing: separation of immigrant families of those attempting border crossings is messy and disheartening, especially for minors, the innocent victims in all this. While many are illegal immigrants using minors as an excuse at the border – actually lying that the children are part of their families – many are seeking asylum from drug cartel threats and oppressive government regimes. The different proposed ways of handling them comes from different proposals that are being considered on capitol hill (https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/gop-democrats-are-outraged-but-at-odds-over-ending-family-separation-at-border/2018/06/17/6667f3a4-7247-11e8-b4b7-308400242c2e_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.29542dc5545a). ‘Republican and Democratic lawmakers alike on Sunday called for Congress to pass a law ending the Trump administration’s practice of separating and detaining families trying to cross the border into the United States, but the two sides remain sharply divided on what that bill should look like,’ the Washington Post records.’”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Imagine being separated from your family!”

 

Biblical Response:  “I can’t imagine making the trip in the first place – maybe being separated will make parents think twice about moving in the first place. I’m not saying that every asylum seeker is using kids to game the system, though that has worked in the past…that’s what ‘catch and release’ was all about…I’m just saying there is a legal process for everything. Instead of spending our time on how to handle children at the border, maybe we should spend our time overhauling the entire immigration system, making things more timely, more accountable (read: mandatory employer checks), and more humane.”

 

“Christians? Separating children from their parents may seem cruel and unusual, but that is exactly what is going to happen at the judgment (Luke 16:26). However the greatest pain of separation will be experienced by those who are eternally separated from God. (Heb. 9:27; Matt. 7:23). Imagine that separation!”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to do what is right at the border…and what is right eternally; 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