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CLARITY – 3-17-18 With Great Power…

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 3-17-18

 

With Great Power…

 

What’s Happening:  “Andrew McCabe, 2nd in command at the FBI, was fired only hours before the deadline to receive his much-vaunted retirement by Attorney General Jeff Sessions – he was following the recommendations of the Inspector General. Accused of deliberately misleading questioners, many times under oath, the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) also recommended the action (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/03/17/former-fbi-deputy-director-andrew-mccabe-fired.html). ‘This attack on my credibility is one part of a larger effort not just to slander me personally, but to taint the FBI, law enforcement, and intelligence professionals more generally,’ McCabe said.”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “First James Comey (former FBI Director), then Andrew McCabe…what’s the FBI coming to?”

 

Biblical Response:  “Hopefully integrity and trustworthiness. I mean, everyone hates to see him and his family not receive his long-awaited pension…at the same time, had he been someone much less powerful, he’d have been gone long ago. You can’t not let him go (bad English – good sense). To quote an old equal- justice-under-the-law saying: ‘What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander’ or to quote the superheroes’ mantra: ‘With great power, comes great responsibility.’”

 

“Christians?  We are not unfamiliar with the requirements of power (Acts 1:8). The sword of justice swings both ways and the very laws we judge by become the laws we live by (Matt. 7:2). Thankfully, just as the Lord knows we are incapable of such integrity, He has made a provision for us (Rom. 5:8). Can’t we just be merciful to him? Yes, but that requires repentance first (Luke 13:3). ”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, we do pray for Andrew’s family…that you will make a provision for them in spite of their breadwinner’s behavior; in  Jesus’ Name, amen.” © Alan E.Sargent

 

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CLARITY – 3-10-18 Not Just Uncool but Dangerous

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 3-10-18

 

Not Just Uncool but Dangerous

 

What’s Happening:  “There was a lot at risk this week in Oakland, California (a declared ‘sanctuary state’): Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf’s reputation and personal freedom (she could even be arrested); President Trump’s and Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s reputation (they filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Federal Government against the state of California); the fate of felonious illegal immigrants (some of whom heeded the mayor’s warning that ICE was coming); not to mention the lives of the ICE officers and other law enforcement personnel who made the raids (https://www.yahoo.com/news/oakland-mayor-dings-trump-calls-031949115.html?.tsrc=jtc_news_index). ‘How dare you needlessly endanger the lives of our law enforcement officers to promote a radical open-borders agenda?’ AG Jeff Sessions said.”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “It’s like the time just before the Civil War, huh?”

 

Biblical Response:  “Hopefully, it’s only a battle of words and lawsuits…you know, States’ Rights vs. Federal Rights (which was the real reason behind the original American Civil War, 157 years ago…slavery was just an expression of that). We haven’t heard the end of this conflict, but we have postponed it for awhile…lawsuits are ponderously slow.”

 

“Christians?  Respect for authority is supposed to be a hallmark of the godly (1 Tim. 2:1-3). That is not to say righteous disobedience is forbidden…just that the risk of incarceration must be considered…as Daniel Boone once responded to a reporter’s question if he could give the secret to his never being lost, he said, ‘Be sure you’re right…then go ahead.’ I give the Mayor of Oakland the same advice (I’m not saying she’s right or wrong); just be willing to bare the consequences of your actions.”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help all parties above to just breathe…surely, there is an accommodation that can be made that is both merciful and just; in  Jesus’ Name, amen.” © Alan E.Sargent

 

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