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CLARITY – 6-1-18 Pardoned


A Biblical Response to Current Events – 6-1-18




What’s Happening:  “Yesterday was a good day for Dinesh D’Souza, receiving the President’s unsolicited pardon. D’Souza is a conservative commentator and movie-maker who pled guilty to illegal campaign donations to Republican candidate Wendy Long in 2012 ( Trump talked about pardoning Rod Blagojevich and Martha Stewart, also. Dinesh’s reaction? ‘Obama and his stooges tried to destroy my American dream and faith in America. Trump has fully restored both. I’m very grateful,’ D’Souza said.”


Knee-Jerk Response:  “You mean it’s like it never happened?”


Biblical Response:  “Yeah…sort of. I mean, you know it, but as far as the crime is concerned, it’s as if it never happened. Sometimes the sentence has already been served (as in Dinesh’s case) or you might be in the middle of serving it, and you might get your sentence commuted (time served – as in Blagojevich’s case). In any case, it’s a way of saying ‘enough’s enough’ or ‘let’s reconsider.’ The pardon may be controversial, but it is Constitutional. (Article II, Section 2, Clause 1).”


“Christians? We are all familiar with pardoning (Jer. 31:34; Heb. 8:12). But Christ has done us one better. He showed us His love by taking the sentence of death we deserved (Heb. 7:27).”


”Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, thank You for pardoning us, but thank You even more for sending Your Son; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”   © Alan E.Sargent


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