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CLARITY – 1-14-20 Reality and Absolute Reality

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 1-14-20

Reality and Absolute Reality

What’s Happening: “Natalie Mae Edwards, a former U.S. Treasury Department employee, pled guilty yesterday to leaking confidential documents to new outlets relating to former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. As part of her plea deal, she agreed not to appeal any sentence the judge may hand down that is six months or less. Edwards’ lawyer, Marc Agnifilo, said to reporters: his client believed she had good reason for disclosing the reports (https://www.yahoo.com/news/ex-u-treasury-employee-pleads-221743824.html). ‘I think she was of the view that certain critical facts weren’t being handled the right way by the government agencies whose responsibility it is to handle these things,’ her lawyer maintained.”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Another case of Washington being leaky, huh?”

Biblical Response:  “No doubt…but Washington, D.C. doesn’t hold the exclusive right to that. Julian Assange (Wikilweaks), and probably many of Washington’s leakers, have the same altruistic beliefs (aside for the desire for elicit profits, of course)…that the pursuit of truth or reality is worth a little compromise.  They quickly point to the real facts revealed as their justification. The only problem is: there’s reality and ABSOLUTE REALITY. Things are often not as they first seem…we just don’t have all the facts.’Exactly,’ shout the leakers. The problem is we all have a tendency to remember things as whatever suits our cause. Only God knows all things…absolutely (Ps. 139)…and sometimes He only reveals what suits His purposes (Deut. 29:29).”

“Is it wrong to reveal things we know are true? Better questions might be: How did you come by that revelation? Are you violating a confidence by revealing it? Do you have something to gain personally by that revelation?”

“Christians? We believe that there are things that should be revealed…and some things that are not to be revealed (Dan 2:20-22). Since we do not know His specific purposes, we should be reluctant when it comes to revealing what we have been told in confidence.”  

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, give us the discernment to know what is Your Absolute Reality…and the wisdom to know when (or if) we are to reveal it; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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CLARITY – 4-27-18 The Last Laugh

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 4-27-18

 

The Last Laugh

 

What’s Happening:  “Bill Cosby, famed comedian, and dubbed ‘America’s Dad’ for his work on the Cosby Show in the 80’s (as a Doctor…his wife posed as an attorney), was found guilty on three counts of aggravated sexual assault yesterday, with a potential of serving 30 years. Cosby, now 80, claims he’s innocent and will appeal the verdict which took the jury 14 hours (https://www.westernjournal.com/bill-cosby-found-guilty-of-sexual-assault/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=newsletter-WJ&utm_campaign=dailyam&utm_content=western-journal). Making closing arguments, Special Prosecutor Kristen Feden said, ‘She’s not the con. He is.’”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Give the guy a break…he’s eighty and way beyond being a threat to anyone!”

 

Biblical Response:  “True enough….that’s why the judge will probably have the three 10-year terms served concurrently, not consecutively. Still, as much as he was enjoyed by audiences, he was NOT enjoyed by the victims of his assaults and the jury did convict him on all three charges. The higher the profile of a celebrity, the more the public needs to hold him accountable. They sure enjoy the benefits (economically, etc.) of their notoriety. ”

 

“Christians? He’s probably not joking now…and he shouldn’t. He may have escaped earthly accountability on most of the crimes, but there is no statute of limitations in heaven (hopefully he’ll accept Christ’s payment-in-full on the cross – of course, he’d have to admit to the crimes first [1 John 1:9]).”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help all those women who were his victims get beyond their experiences and help us all to realize: ‘there, but for the grace of God, go we;’in  Jesus’ Name, amen.” © Alan E.Sargent

 

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