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CLARITY – 10-2-20 Some Sad…Some, Not So Much

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 10-2-20

Some Sad…Some, Not So Much

What’s Happening: “Earlier today, the President and First Lady tested positive for COVID-19 and tweeted they would ‘get through this together.’ Trump may have contracted the virus by traveling with close aide Hope Hicks, who has tested positive. All three are in quarantine, and there may be others. The Trump Administration has not been keen to wear masks, but they have always made them available at his rallies (see CLARITY blog of 7/1/20…subdeo.com). He often does not wear them and has said he was downplaying the virus in order to not create a panic. During the prescribed 14-day quarantine period he has cancelled the upcoming previously scheduled campaign events…it is not known if he’ll attend the second debate currently scheduled for the 15th. Biden will, no doubt, send his condolences, but is he really sad? Maybe… (https://www.yahoo.com/news/president-trump-says-he-and-the-first-lady-have-tested-positive-for-covid-19-054718866.html). Quoting the Yahoo News article by White House Correspondent Hunter Walker: ‘Trump’s doctor, Sean Conley, said in a statement that ‘the President and the First Lady are both well at this time, and they plan to remain at home within the White House during their convalescence.’”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “I wonder how this will affect his re-election chances?”

Biblical Response:  “Good question. He’s pretty resilient though. It will be a temptation for former V.P. Joe Biden to gloat a little, though it would certainly be bad form…he’d be wise to send flowers. As far as it affecting Trump’s campaign? It might…positively (never underestimate the power of sympathy – Rom. 12:15)! No doubt, Trump will send out a ‘tweet-storm.’”

“Christians? We believe in the power of sympathy…but we also believe in the power of prayer (James 5:16). Our job as Christians is to pray for ‘all who are in authority’ (1 Tim. 2:2 NASU).” 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to remember to pray…we certainly have much that should be on our list; in Jesus’ Name, amen.

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CLARITY – 9-25-20 Is This the Tip of the Iceberg?

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 9-25-20

Is This the Tip of the Iceberg?

What’s Happening: “In an ABC News article that appeared yesterday, it was reported that a ‘small’ number (9) ballots were discovered in a dumpster outside a Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, board of elections office. Seven of those ballots were outside their envelopes and were apparently military votes for Trump…..the other two were unknown because they were in resealed envelopes. Although the DOJ was involved, it was not clear the administration had been informed until the whole story was revealed by White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany. The Trump campaign has warned about voter fraud and saw this as a vindication of their claims (https://www.yahoo.com/gma/us-attorney-battleground-pennsylvania-investigating-023800972.html). Quoting from the article: ‘In a letter provided to ABC News by the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Middle District of Pennsylvania, U.S. attorney David Freed wrote to Luzerne County’s Director of Elections, Shelby Watchilla, that the office first began its review in conjunction with the FBI on Monday at the request of Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis.’” 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “I wonder if an attempt at a cover-up was made…”

Biblical Response:  “We may never know…while the DOJ is pro-Trump, the FBI may still have some pro-liberal Comey left-overs. It is a shame that these government organs can’t be non-partisan, but we must be realistic, too. The statement of British historian Lord Acton (of the late 19th century) seems apropos here: ‘Power tends to corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.’ As power increases, morality has a tendency to decrease. Apply this to all that’s going on in this election and it’s easy to see why the American electorate might become a little jaded.  That is why the following scripture might have some application, even if the ballots found were small in number:

‘He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much. Therefore if you have not been faithful in the use of unrighteous wealth, who will entrust the true riches to you? (Luke 16:10-11 NASU)’”

“Christians? We believe in trusting where trust is earned. Without a Christian consensus, America may flail about staggeringly.” 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to find and establish those leaders who will restore integrity to our system; in Jesus’ Name, amen.

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CLARITY – 6-9-20 Wet Finger in the Air

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 6-9-20

Wet Finger in the Air

What’s Happening: “A CNN Poll, putting Biden ahead of Trump by double digits, was bashed Monday by the Trump campaign saying Trump was behind Hillay, too, at this point in the campaign in 2016. The poll was different by 7 points over last month’s poll (dropping in job approval from 45% to 38%) and shows Biden winning amongst likely voters – still, it’s 5 months out from the November elections. The GOP pollster, McLaughlin and Associates said CNN’s poll was skewed as it didn’t include enough Republican voters. CNN’s margin of error was 3-4%  (https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-fumes-cnn-poll-finds-184338902.html). ‘I have retained highly respected pollster, McLaughlin & Associates, to analyze 1todays CNN Poll (and others), which I felt were FAKE based on the incredible enthusiasm we are receiving. Read analysis for yourself. This is the same thing they and others did when we defeated…Crooked Hillary Clinton in 2016. They are called SUPPRESSION POLLS, and are put out to dampen enthusiasm. Despite 3 ½ years of phony Witch Hunts, we are winning, and will close it out on November 3rd!’ Trump tweeted.”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “I guess it depends on to whom you talk and what their agenda is…”

Biblical Response:  “True…and both sides have an agenda: the Biden camp wants to dampen Trump-voter enthusiasm, the Trump camp wants no one to believe the polls. At least Trump has history on his side…the Hillary camp polls had her winning the 2016 election…but Trump won by a comfortable margin.To me, the real issue is the importance of polls these days. Has the American public really sunk to the unthinking level as to let polls dictate how they are going to vote?. Surely not! I guess we’ll find out who’s telling the truth. After all, the Scripture says:

Truthful lips will be established forever, But a lying tongue is only for a  moment.” (Prov. 12:19 NASU)

“Christians? We believe in truth prevailing (the above Scripture) ,… and in its freeing ability (John 8:32). That means that those who believe lies are imprisoned by them.”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us think for ourselves and seek the truth, rather than be manipulated to be imprisoned by lies; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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CLARITY – 4-4-19 Space Invaders

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

Space Invaders

What’s Happening: “More women have come forward (two yesterday – to date, that makes four – Lucy Flores, Caitlyn Caruso, D. J. Hill, and Amy Lappos) to make claims that former VP and undeclared front-runner for the Democrat nomination for President in the 2020 election, invaded their space with inappropriate physical gestures…from laying a hand on a thigh, to smelling hair followed by a slow head-kiss, to rubbing noses, etc. (https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/04/02/joe-biden-donald-trump-cracks-jokes-new-accusers-come-forward/3347778002/). ‘In my many years on the campaign trail and in public life, I have offered countless handshakes, hugs, expressions of affection, support and comfort. And not once – never – did I believe I acted inappropriately. If it is suggested I did so, I will listen respectfully. But it was never my intention,’ said Joe Biden, Sunday.”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “His opponents are just taking potshots at an innocent man…”

Biblical Response:  “Probably…and ‘if you can’t stand the heat you should get out of the kitchen’….which is exactly what Bernie, Warren and Kamala want. Still, in this #MeToo-era, there is little room for ‘innocent’ gestures. What may be Biden’s common mannerisms are apparently not welcomed by all. Maybe his explanation statement above, while not an actual apology, may suffice…maybe not. Time alone will tell..”

“Christians? We’re a huggy bunch, too. And it’s not generally wrong to show innocent affection (Rom. 16:16; 1 Cor. 16:20). However, one of the fruit of the Spirit is self-control (Gal. 5:22). Perhaps, a little more sensitivity to the reception of our affectionate gestures is in order.”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to steer clear of the wrong signals we could be unwittingly sending; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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CLARITY – 5-21-18 The Truth Will Make You Free

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 5-21-18

 

The Truth Will Make You Free

 

What’s Happening:  “Truly a bombshell was lobbed the other day and the media is scrambling to get all the facts. It turns out that the FBI and the CIA may have been spying on the Trump campaign for political purposes…and the mole they planted has done it before (https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/anti-trump-campaign-spy-exposed/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=CTBreaking&utm_campaign=breaking&utm_content=conservative-tribune). The spy: Stefan Halper.”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “This may be bigger than Watergate!”

 

Biblical Response:  “Yeah, it might…the best thing is to let it play out and see what reality and the truth will reveal. One advantage the media has…the truth always gets found out. There may be an unwillingness by the media to say things that don’t fit their narrative, but their desire for viewership and ratings always trumps (pun unintended) their pursuit of a liberal agenda. It’s almost as if the truth had its own inexorable inevitable agenda…and it does.”

 

“Christians? The Word says: “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

(John 8:32 KJV). Sure, their is Fake News, but the only reason we know it’s fake is the truth was finally revealed. I’m not saying we should just sit back and let a lie be believed, but we need to take confidence in the fact that the truth will always out. How long we allow a lie to masquerade as the truth…well, that’s sometimes up to us.”

 

”Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to discern the truth and trumpet it when it is revealed; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”   © Alan E.Sargent

 

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