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CLARITY – 8-22-18 Presumption of Security


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 ( ‘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.”


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