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CLARITY – 8-17-18 Holey (Not Holy) System

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 8-17-18

Holey (not Holy) System

 

What’s Happening:  “Omar Abdulsattar Ameen, an Iraqi, 45, was arrested in California and will be extradited to stand trial for an ISIS murder in 2014. He applied and received refugee status in the U.S. the same month as the killing. Further checks have indicated he was also involved in helping plant improvised bombs, transporting militants, kidnapping, illegally soliciting funds, and robbing supply trucks for al-Qaida. Apparently our vetting system was flawed (https://www.yahoo.com/news/us-officials-ex-isis-fighter-entered-us-refugee-180806292.html.  ‘The U.S. government identified and implemented additional security screening procedures to enable departments and agencies to more thoroughly review refugee applicants to identify potential threats to public safety and national security, with additional vetting for certain nationals of certain high-risk countries,’ a State Department statement said.”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Perhaps we need to look a little closer.”

 

Biblical Response:  “You think?! Of course, that was back when everyone just took people at their word. Duh! Of course a terrorist is going to lie! Maybe our first clue should have come when he wanted refugee status from a certain unmentionable country…didn’t the courts try to strike Trump’s ban down?”

 

Christians? The vetting process for admission to heaven is rigorous (Rev. 21:26-27)…and we all fall short (Rom. 3:23). Thankfully, our robes have been washed by the blood of the Lamb (Rev. 6 and 7).”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, protect us from those who think they are doing their god a favor by harming us; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

 

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CLARITY – 2-23-18 Too Little, Too Late

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 2-23-18

 

Too Little, Too Late

 

What’s Happening:  “Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel was devastated when he learned that Deputy Scot Peterson did not enter the school when the shooting began, but rather took up a defensive position. He has been suspended without pay. Other positions may be in jeopardy pending investigation of 23 separate reported calls about the shooter or his brother since 2008 (https://www.yahoo.com/gma/fla-school-officer-waited-outside-building-4-minutes-232627967–abc-news-topstories.html).  ‘He should have went in [bad grammar: “should have gone”], addressed the killer, killed the killer,’ Israel was quoted.”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “I thought they were supposed to run toward the sound of gunfire…”

 

Biblical Response:  “Apparently, so did his boss…and I’m sure you’ll get no argument from the parents. I don’t know who’s more to blame: Officer Peterson, the recipients of 23 calls since 2008, a derelict FBI Agent who received advanced notice but did nothing, or a tolerant public who witnessed a lot of evil postings on social media but said nothing. As far as preventing future shootings: Banning so-called bump stocks, more aggressive background checks, a reform of our mental health system (including a prohibition of gun possession by the mentally disturbed), and the arming and stationing of trained professionals (even teachers – about 20%), all of which students, parents and President Trump have suggested.”

 

“Christians? We believe in self control (eliminating the need for gun control), a fruit of the Spirit (Gal 5:22) Of course, there must be laws for those not having the Lawmaker living inside (Gal 5:24-26). There is no excuse for someone trained to confront the evil. Not doing so is costly to those not so trained. We cannot let fear reign…that’s what the training is for.”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, give us wisdom, common sense, and courage. These are vital to triumph over this or any evil; in  Jesus’ Name, amen.”   © Alan E.Sargent

 

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