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CLARITY – 4-26-18 Pleading the 9th

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 4-26-18

 

Pleading the 9th

 

What’s Happening:  “Michael Cohen, the President’s embattled personal attorney who recently had his office raided by the FBI, has stated that he’ll assert his Fifth Amendment right of non-self-incrimination if he testifies on anything concerning porn star Stormy Daniels (https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-lawyer-says-hell-plead-fifth-porn-actress-230526635–politics.html). In other news, Trump’s nominee to head the VA, Dr. Ronny Jackson, is weighing his options amid allegations from unnamed sources claiming he has a drinking problem and he ‘prescribed’ errantly…couple that with Democrat accusations that he has no experience leading large corporate-like concerns (like the VA’s 300,000+ employees) and the President’s leaving the current status of his nomination up to him and you have some doubts as to his confirmation (https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-veterans-nominee-faces-allegations-drinking-prescriptions-004043253.htm). It’s not been a good week for the President.”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Chaos, chaos everywhere!”

 

Biblical Response:  “Much to the delight of the Democrats, who are trying to score a “blue wave” upset in the midterm elections. However, the American people may be smarter than to buy into media storms that smack of creativeness and Democrat obstructionism. Truth is not mere allegation  and ‘unnamed sources’ are too-easily obtained and too-often cited to be believable. In fact, I think ‘chaos’ is an old Cold War communist tactic (and the name of an evil nemesis organization in a James Bond movie).”

 

“Christians? There’ll be no ‘pleading the Fifth’ in heaven (you might plead the 9th [thou shalt not lie – Ex. 20:16]…actually, it’s kind of hard pleading either in front of an all-knowing God). Confession is the biblical alternative (James 5:16).”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to choose leaders that are men and women of integrity who live by what they say and free us from false or baseless accusation; in  Jesus’ Name, amen.” © Alan E.Sargent

 

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CLARITY – 1-18-18 Brilliant (and healthy)

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

 

Brilliant (and healthy)

What’s Happening:  “Rear Admiral Dr. Ronny Jackson gave President Trump a clean bill of health Tuesday, the first cognitive test for a sitting president, and predicted he’ll probably outlive us all in what was a ringing endorsement from a neutral physician who was Obama’s doctor, too (https://www.yahoo.com/news/doctor-gives-trump-clean-bill-health-physical-mental-223547871.html). ‘Absolutely he’s fit for duty, I think he will remain fit for duty for the remainder of this term, and even for the remainder of another term if he’s elected.’

 

Knee-jerk Response: “I guess that will end all the ‘mentally incompetent’ accusations.”

 

Biblical Response:  “Probably not…there are probably as many ‘armchair doctors’ as ‘Monday-morning quarterbacks’…once a Trump-hater always a Trump-hater…at least until they see how much less is taken out of their paycheck. Is Trump a narcissist? Probably. Just what the ‘doctor ordered’ (pun intended) to deal with the likes of Kim Jong-Un. Trump probably consumes too many carbohydrates, but I’d take his extra weight if I can have peace. Do you mean his diet is keeping America safe? No, but it might make him less irritable and that might be good news if you lived in the DPRK.”

 

“Christians? Humility and patience would be preferable, of course (Eph. 4:2). Nobody’s perfect…except One…and look what they did to Him!”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, we need to be supportive, but discriminating (not in the racial sense, of course); in Jesus’ Name, amen.”   © Alan E.Sargent

 

Share as you like; just give credit appropriately. For buying any of Alan E. Sargent’s books or to subscribe to any of his CLARITY blogs, go to the following link: http://subdeo.com/. He also tweets on Twitter.com every day @alanesargent