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CLARITY – 3-2-18 Be Sure


A Biblical Response to Current Events – 3-2-18


Be Sure


What’s Happening:  “Rick Butler’s name will live in infamy forever, at least that is the hope of those who have joined in a class-action lawsuit against him, his wife, Cheryl, and his Chicago-area volleyball training facility. He is being accused of raping and sexually molesting several girls (6, to be exact) hundreds of times in the ‘80’s and, the suit alleges, forced through  intimidation one girl to have an abortion when he impregnated her. He admits the affairs, but says the girls were 18 and the sex was consensual. He was temporarily banned, but his skills always got him off   ( Christine Tuzi, the lawsuit alleges, was told by Butler to ‘get rid of it.’ She was 16, the suit says, when he first started having sex with her, but 19 when he got her pregnant.”


Knee-Jerk Response:  “He’s as guilty as sin!”


Biblical Response:  “Probably, but that’s what ‘Due Process’ is for. If he’s guilty, he’ll have to pay…either here, or in eternity…or both. His attorney will have to convince a jury of his peers, first. You say, no amount of money can erase the damage the suit alleges. True (if true). Still, the amount has been agreed upon to compensate them for his alleged actions.”


“Christians? We should let the process play out while praying for the women involved…and those being sued. Justice will have its day…so will mercy. On this earth (and in the U.S.), we have the court system. The best argument prevails. Sometimes, the plaintiff wins…sometimes, the accused. It’s not the best system…just the best on earth. In eternity…well, that’s a different story. There, the truth is always known and you can be sure the truth will out (Num. 32:23),”


“Justice and mercy are always displayed. Justice is why there’s a hell. Mercy is why there’s a heaven. Have I done something worthy of hell? Sadly. But Christ’s death made mercy possible for me. It’s like the preacher said, ‘I’ve got Good News and bad news; first the Good News: when you die, you’ll get a new body; it can never be killed; it will experience all the senses to their maximum degree…it lives forever! Now for the bad news: when you die, you’ll get a new body; it can never be killed; it will experience all the senses to their maximum degree…it lives forever!’”


“Someone in the crowd said, ‘They both sound alike.’ ‘Yes,’ he said. ‘I guess it depends on where you spend eternity.’”


Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, let justice be rendered…here,,,and in eternity; in  Jesus’ Name, amen.”   © Alan E.Sargent


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