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

CLARITY

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.”

 

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CLARITY – 4-7-18 Draining Camelot

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 4-7-18

 

Draining Camelot

 

What’s Happening:  “The release of the new film (Chappaquiddick)by director John Curran is getting rave reviews and dredges up an old Camelot story many have forgotten, never knew, or were just too young…but it’s still a thorn in the Democrats’ side (https://decider.com/2018/04/06/chappaquiddick-true-story-behind-the-movie/).  It might be good to read this short article before you see the movie…though there are no surprises in this “Swamp 2.0” treatise.”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “There must be something to the ‘Kennedy curse.’”

 

Biblical Response:  “No more than the curse that comes with all pride… Sure,  Joseph Kennedy, Jr. (the elder brother of JFK) was killed when his bomber blew up in 1944, President John Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, Robert Kennedy was assassinated in 1968, and five other Kennedy’s before and since have met their Maker by strange means (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/9271425/Timeline-the-Kennedy-Curse.html), but that’s to be expected when your pride and wealth puts a target on your back.”

 

“Christians? We know all about curses and wealth (or we should – Gen. 3:14; Rom. 8:17). Again, the Superheroes mantra: “With great power comes great responsibility.” We are happy to wield the influence, but forget that integrity is the reasonable expectation of the ruled (Tit. 2:7).”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to remember that integrity is impossible within a flawed system…that it is only a new nature (Your Nature) that is capable of that; in  Jesus’ Name, amen.” © Alan E.Sargent

 

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