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CLARITY – 2-21-19 Errors Have Consequences

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 2-21-19

Errors Have Consequences

What’s Happening: “Hoda Muthana, the Alabama woman who left the U.S. to join ISIS was barred from entry to the U. S. by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who says she is not an American citizen; a claim her lawyer will dispute. Apparently, she claims citizenship by birth, being born in Hackensack,New Jersey on Oct. 28, 1994. Confusing the issue is the fact that her father was a diplomat from Yemen at the time, so she is not a citizen (https://news.yahoo.com/secretary-state-pompeo-says-alabama-woman-joined-islamic-184218418.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_03). Pompeo was quoted as saying yesterday, ‘Ms. Hoda Muthana is not a U.S. citizen and will not be admitted into the United States. She does not have any legal basis, no valid U.S. passport, no right to a passport nor any visa to travel to the United States.’”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “She just made an error in judgment.”

Biblical Response:  “Yeah, and errors have consequences…some long-lasting. Don’t get me wrong, I feel sorry for the woman. She was deceived by online promises that sounded good at the time. That’s why children should listen to parents. Granted, some parents are poor communicators and should never be entrusted with the care of children. Perhaps that is the reason kids sometimes feel like they need to escape their parents. Maybe this was one of her original motivations for joining ISIS. Oops! However, the Good News is that the sins of the fathers are not necessarily visited on the children (Jer. 31:30). It is possible to have a new birth…and a new destiny (John 3:3-8).”

“Christians? We believe it is possible to be born again, to change your heritage. Of course, being a Muslim, she might not be looking for that. It might not change her current address anyway, but it sure would change her future address!”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to extend to Hoda the solution to her eternal citizenry…even if she has squandered her temporal citizenry; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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CLARITY – 3-28-18 It’s All About Motive

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 3-28-18

 

It’s All About Motive

 

What’s Happening:  “The Justice Department (and the Commerce Dept;) has suggested a citizenship question on the 2020 U.S. Census, and immigrant communities, already suspicious about the administration, are up in arms about it (especially the state of California’s AG) (https://www.yahoo.com/news/commerce-department-decides-add-citizenship-024038898.html). ‘“We’re prepared to do what we must to protect California from a deficient Census. Including a citizenship question on the 2020 census is not just a bad idea — it is illegal,’ said CA AG Xavier Becerra.”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Won’t identity theft be easier with the information collected by the census?”

 

Biblical Response:  “It would if various federal agencies coordinated. I would never use government and coordinated in the same sentence, Seriously, the real fear is that legislatures will use this information to redistrict according to actual citizenry…which, by the way, is what most state constitutions call for.”

 

“Christians? Care must be taken when you start numbering (2 Sam. 24:2-10). It is not that the Lord doesn’t know everything, including the number of hairs on your head (Matt. 10:30), it’s just that He wants us to be careful we don’t TRUST in numbers (Ps. 44:5-6). It’s all about motive.”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, while we might need the information a census will provide to properly govern, help us not to trust in anything but You; in  Jesus’ Name, amen.” © Alan E.Sargent

 

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