CLARITY – 2-28-18 “…Walls Work”

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 2-28-18

 

“…Walls Work”

 

What’s Happening:  “The Trump Administration won a small victory in court yesterday to build the border wall (though the money has yet to be approved by Congress). U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel ruled against the State of California and various advocacy groups in its ruling in the San Diego court. Mexico continues to deny that it will pay for the wall (https://www.yahoo.com/news/despite-legal-victory-trump-needs-money-border-wall-071213597.html). Department of Justice spokesman, Devin O’Malley applauded the decision saying, ‘this important work [is] vital to our nation’s interests.’ Homeland Security spokesman Tyler Houlton quipped, ‘Simply put, walls work.’”

 

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Don’t drugs and human trafficking come through tunnels under and  by way of people over walls?”

 

Biblical Response:  “Yes, currently…where there are short walls or distances to negotiate (though there are some tunnels that get blown up upon discovery)…but not in the border security system the administration is proposing. The difficult-to-scale 30’ walls, increased number of border agents and added technological improvements suggested (drones, ground penetrating radar, etc.) should deter most illegal entry of drugs or people. Now all the administration has to do is come up with the money. This shouldn’t be too hard…privately, publicly…or through the tariffs, customs or border crossing fees we could charge Mexico. ”

 

“Christians? We believe borders are sacred, even determined by God (Acts 17:26). Protecting them only makes sense. Having a country without borders is like living life without rules…that doesn’t work very well, either.”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us know what is right and do what is right. While we want to be generous and good stewards, we must first protect what you have given us to steward over;  in  Jesus’ Name, amen.”   © Alan E.Sargent

 

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CLARITY – 1-5-18 High-ly Objectionable

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 1-5-18

 

High-ly Objectionable

 

What’s Happening:  “Although the state of California (and Maine and Massachusetts later this year) have just three days ago approved marijuana for recreational use (joining 6 other states), the DOJ rescinded five memos of Barack Obama that loosened federal enforcement of the illegal substance. Twenty-eight states have already approved medical marijuana (https://www.yahoo.com/news/california-recreational-marijuana-sales-begin-slideshow-wp-203454790.html). What effect will this have on insurance claims, court proceedings, arrests for drug sales or possession, harder drug addiction, etc., all remains to be seen. ”

 

Knee-jerk Response: “I didn’t inhale.”

 

Biblical Response:  “Riigghhtt! Neither did Bill Clinton…or so he says. There are some folks that find the whole marijuana issue ‘high-ly objectionable’ (pun intended). Where will our culture land on this issue? If recent trends are any indication, there will be a doorway for recreational use by the approval of medical use. I look for nationwide recreational use (and federal approval) by mid-century…incrementalism.

 

“Christians? As far as behavior is concerned, alcohol can be just as injurious (Eph. 5:18). We are not to be enslaved to anything, but Christ (1 Cor. 6:12; 7:22-23). Besides, what does the legalization of anything have to do with Christians? We have the Word of God to live by, and in the Judgment, that is what standard will be ussd, not the U.S. Code. Thank God for Jesus’ sacrifice!”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to measure ourselves by Christ, not our culture; in Jesus’ Name, amen.” © Alan E.Sargent

 

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