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CLARITY – 12-21-19 Space Force

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 12-21-19

Space Force 

What’s Happening: “In a signing ceremony yesterday at Joint Base Andrews, President Trump signed into law a defense bill (for $738 Billion) that created the Space Force, along with a raise and other priorities. He maintains that the military in its rebuilt form,  ‘Our military is now dominant,’ Trump said. ‘Together we are protecting our people.’ He also held a rally this week (Wednesday) in Battle Creek, Michigan where he foreshadowed the creation of the sixth branch of the military (https://www.yahoo.com/news/donald-trump-signs-defense-bill-014947727.html). Also passing by being attached to the defense bill was paid leave for parents after giving birth to a child…this had the quite vocal support of Ivanka Trump, the President’s daughter.”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Like we’re going to have to worry about an attack from the  Klingons or The Empire anytime soon!” 

Biblical Response:  “Probably not (I know this was a sarcastic reference to popular TV and movie imagination – Star Trek and Star Wars), but maybe the Russians or the Chinese. And I hope that our thinking is not just defensive. We’re also going to need chaplains in the Space Force, as we may have escaped gravity, but we will not escape depravity. Anywhere Man goes, he takes an evil heart with him…to a moon base or to Mars.”

‘This is no surprise to God, Who is the original Space Force (Gen. 1:14; Ps. 19:1-6). As the old saying goes, ‘You can run, but you can’t hide’ (attributed to American boxer ([1931-1954] Joe Louis).”

“Christians? We believe that sin and evil are automatic to our lost condition (Isaiah 53:6; Rom. 3:23), but we also believe faith in Jesus is still the cure (Rom.6:23; Eph. 2:8-9). Our Space Force will need the Original Space Force to be truly  dominant.”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to ‘not think more highly of ourselves than we ought’ (Rom. 12:3); in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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Alan