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CLARITY – 10-23-18 Timing is Everything

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 10-23-18

Timing is Everything

 

What’s Happening: “The migrant caravans traveling through Mexico (primarily from the Central American countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras – though Mexicans have swelled ranks and Trump claims there may  be some Middle Easterners and MS-13 gang members, too) have 1,300 miles to go and only 14 days to the midterm elections – too late for Democrats (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6307043/SECOND-migrant-caravan-1-000-heading-following-first.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490). ‘Every time you see a Caravan, or people illegally coming, or attempting to come, into our Country illegally, think of and blame the Democrats for not giving us the votes to change our pathetic Immigration Laws! Remember the Midterms! So unfair to those who come in legally,’ Trump said.”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “I thought Soros and other Democrats were funding the caravans.”

 

Biblical Response:  “Perhaps. Since no one could possibly arrive before the midterms, that seems unlikely…they are probably just trying to travel before it gets too cold. But a ‘Catch and Release’ policy is probably pretty attractive to them. I’ve heard figures above 99% that don’t make assigned court dates. They just melt into the 11,000,000 already here.”

 

“Christians? We should be grateful that missionary efforts have been made easier – told to ‘go’ (Matt, 28:18-20), it’s great to have your audience come to you. Still, we can’t encourage aliens to enter our country illegally. I mean, I feel bad that they have violence, drugs, and unemployment in their own countries; some genuinely are seeking asylum. Still, don’t Americans have a prior obligation to their own families? If we need to amend our immigration systems let’s get about that. After all, God controls much of that doesn’t He?”

“And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;” (Acts 17:26 KJV)

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, let our elected representatives know Your plan and enact laws that work alongside You; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

 

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

 

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CLARITY – 8-22-18 Presumption of Security

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 8-22-18

The Presumption of Security

 

What’s Happening:  “The body of Mollie Tibbetts, a 20-year-old psychology major, was found when an illegal alien, 24-year-old Cristhian Bahena Rivera, accused of her kidnap and murder, led the investigators to her body yesterday. Apparently, Tibbetts was jogging and Rivera got out of his car to jog alongside her, then kidnapped and murdered her, trying to hide her body under some cornstocks in a cornfield. Rivera had been in the country illegally for at least four years (http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-iowa-mollie-tibbetts-20180821-story.html). ‘As Iowans, we are heartbroken, and we are angry. We are angry that a broken immigration system allowed a predator like this to live in our community, and we will do all we can to bring justice to Mollie’s killer,’ said Republican Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds.”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Great! I guess this will embolden the border-wall crowd.”

 

Biblical Response:  “Probably…and it should. I’m not the first to say it, but if you don’t have a secure border, you don’t have a country. And this is Iowa, not some border state. How many tragic deaths like Mollie Tibbetts or Kate Steinle are we going to have before we wake up and do something? When you can no longer jog on a public road safely, something must be done!”

 

Christians? Oh, we believe in allowing ONLY THOSE who are blood-bought to enter the Kingdom (Rev. 21:27). Do we exclude others? That’s why it’s called the Pearly GATES.”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to have arms open wide in sacrificial  love…as You did…but also require obedience to laws…as You did…and do (John 14:15; Eph. 2:10); in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

 

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