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CLARITY – 7-23-18 Uncivil But Not Unheard Of

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 7-23-18

 

Uncivil But Not Unheard Of

 

What’s Happening:  “It’s hard to believe…but not really. The treatment that other conservatives have received on ‘The View’ is not pretty, but a new low has been reached: Jeanine Pirro alleges that she was spat upon by Whoopi and told to ‘get the f**k out’ of the building. https://www.dailywire.com/news/33319/shock-whoopi-goldberg-spit-judge-jeanine-screamed-ryan-saavedra?utm_source=cnemail&utm_medium=email&utm_content=072218-news&utm_campaign=position1). ‘I’m still reeling from it to be honest with you’ Pirro said in an interview on the Sean Hannity show.”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “What did she expect? Civility?”

 

Biblical Response:  “Probably not…that would have been an unreasonable expectation. Still, to spit and the use the ‘f’ word?! The ‘right’ would be excoriated over such behavior…an apology would have been demanded! Unfortunately, this is what our society has devolved to…if there’s no outrage, you weren’t nasty enough. God help us!”

 

“Christians? We are to have a different standard. Ours is: ‘turn the other cheek’ (Matt. 5:39). Is there a practical benefit from doing good to those who spitefully use you? (Lk. 6:28) Absolutely! (Rom. 12:20) This is impossible for man…but not for God. After all, wasn’t Jesus spat upon? (Matt. 27:30)”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to have the patience You exhibited when You were reviled and subjected to verbal (and actual) onslaught; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

 

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CLARITY – 6-28-18 Stranger Things Have Happened…But Not Much!

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 6-28-18

 

Stranger Things Have Happened…But Not Much!

 

What’s Happening:  “D.C. and the nation are all abuzz with the retirement of Justice Kennedy from SCOTUS, the possible replacement by Kavanaugh…or Lee…or Fox Commentator, Judge Jeanine (just kidding?). Regardless of the pick, the nature of the court is likely to change (https://www.yahoo.com/news/appellate-judge-d-c-circuit-seen-early-favorite-trumps-supreme-court-shortlist-203121934.html). ‘Donald Trump Jr. retweeted a post about her as a possible nominee, adding ‘This would be pretty awesome,’ but with emoticons suggesting he meant it as a joke, ’ says an article by Chris Wilson of Yahoo News.”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Didn’t the Republicans want Obama to wait until after the election to replace Scalia? Aren’t we also coming up on an election?”

 

Biblical Response:  “Yes, but this is a midterm election, not a Presidential one. Besides, with as many Democratic Senators as are up for re-election in states carried by Trump (many by double digits), there is not likely to be a change in the confirmation results. No doubt, if the President sticks with the 25 from which Gorsuch was chosen (and he said he would), the next justice is likely to make the court more conservative. In the tasty words of Barack Hussein Obama, ‘Elections have consequences.’ I’m sorry if my gloat is showing.”

 

“Christians? 56 million souls (roughly the number of abortions since Roe v. Wade) cry out for change (John 10:10).”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help President Trump to choose wisely and our Senate to sound off resolutely; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

 

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