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CLARITY – 6-12-18 You Can’t Change History


A Biblical Response to Current Events – 6-12-18


You Can’t Change History


What’s Happening:  “David Ferriero, the librarian charged with compiling the record for the Presidential Library of Obama in Chicago has a problem…some are missing. Worse than that, Obama’s Presidential Library is not participating in the usual National Archives connection. Was this to avoid detection of destroyed records? So it appears ( ‘The accumulation of recent congressional testimony has made it clear that the Obama Administration itself has engaged in the wholesale destruction and ‘loss’ of tens of thousands of government records covered under the act as well as the intentional evasion of the government records recording system by engaging in private email exchanges,’ a report to RealClearPolitics reads.”


Knee-Jerk Response:  “This is no big deal. A man should have only what he wants in his library. It’s his, after all.”


Biblical Response:  “I have several problems with this statement. First, it IS a big deal. History should record the good, the bad, and the ugly…how will posterity know the truth? Second, it isn’t HIS library (just like the White House isn’t his house; it’s the PEOPLE’S house), it’s ours. Sure, there are things every administration is not proud of; things that might have (read: SHOULD have) been done differently…but they weren’t. It’s not what you did right that you need to learn from, but the things you did wrong…or the past is indeed prologue.”


“Christians? Aside from a futile attempt to change the past (God knows the truth anyway), not learning from the past can have HUGE repercussions. We need to be set free by the truth (John 8:32), not held captive by lies (read: missing truth).”


Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to not be intentionally misled by those recording a version of history they want us to believe, but to discern the truth; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”   © Alan E.Sargent


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