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CLARITY – 1-25-18 Incommunicado


A Biblical Response to Current Events – 1-25-18



What’s Happening:  “The judge in the recent Turpin case (David Allen and Louise Ann Turpin – recently accused of chaining, torturing and endangering their 13 children) has just ordered the parents, who are held in jail on 12 million dollars bail each, not contact their children in any way until January, 2021. The trial, in Riverside, CA (or some other court assigned venue due to the wide publicity) will probably be over long before then ( ‘You must not contact them, except through your lawyer,’ County Judge Emma Smith said.”


Knee-jerk Response:  “Don’t parents have the right to talk with their children? Aren’t folks innocent until proven guilty?”


Biblical Response:  “Yes, and yes…generally. I mean, it is generally the right and responsibility of parents to communicate with their kids, but sometimes it might be better to have no communication rather than harmful communication. Determining that is what hearings and judges are for.  The trial will determine their innocence or guilt.”


“Christians? Of course, we are obligated to care for our kids (Eph. 6:4). Unfortunately, that does not always happen. That’s where families or church leadership steps in to lovingly correct the situation. Occasionally, if all else fails, the law system of a government entity steps in. Failing this, the law of sowing and reaping (Gal. 6:7) takes over.”


Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, give the parents their due and help the children move past their abuse in forgiveness and renewed vision for their futures; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”   © Alan E.Sargent


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