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CLARITY – 7-13-18 Private = Public

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 7-13-18

 

Private = Public

 

What’s Happening:  “FBI Agent Peter Strzok testified in a public hearing on Capitol Hill yesterday, but there were questions whether he came voluntarily or was subpoenaed (this would drastically change the rules of questioning). All of the partisan fighting was about whether his admitted bias affected his actions…did his privately held beliefs affect his public service? (https://www.westernjournal.com/gowdy-asks-strzok-first-question-then-all-hell-breaks-loose/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=newsletter-WJ&utm_campaign=dailyam&utm_content=western-journal). ‘At no time in any of these texts did those personal beliefs ever enter into the realm of any action I took,’ Strzok said and CNN reported (https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/12/politics/peter-strzok-hearing-congress/index.html). ”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Private should be private and public should be public.”

 

Biblical Response:  “And in a perfect world there would be no need for there to be a difference…both would be the same and both would be righteous. However, we are not in that perfect world…at least, not yet. Unfortunately, we operate today like there should be a separation…that we should keep our private lives separate from our public lives. Someday I’m going to write that book, “The Myth of the Closet.” People think they can lead one life in the closet and another outside it. NEWS FLASH: God was in there the whole time! It didn’t work for Clinton (his oval office shenanigans with Monica, the blue dress, and all) and it won’t work for Strzok.

 

“Christians? We deceive ourselves when we maintain this private/public opaqueness. Transparency is a Christian reality and unrepented sin fosters the myth of the closet (Luke 12:3). We are hypocritically setting a standard of righteousness when we maintain we have no need of redemption in our thought-life. How do you achieve this holiness? It’s a cinch maintaining this false separation between private and public is no place to start. More of God’s Word will help (Phil. 2:5; Rom. 12:2)…and the Holy Spirit’s conviction (John 16:7-8).”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to choose men and women of impeccable integrity for our halls of justice, those with no difference between private and public; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

 

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CLARITY – 3-23-18 Republicans Call for Impeachment?

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 3-23-18

 

Republicans Call for Impeachment?

 

What’s Happening:  “Unsurprisingly, Senate RINO’s Flake and Graham (both support gun control and amnesty, etc.) have indicated they would be in favor of Presidential impeachment if Trump fires Mueller (http://greatamericandaily.com/two-rino-senators-plan-to-impeach-trump/). Flake tweeted, ‘We are begging the President not to fire the special counsel. Don’t create a Constitutional crisis. Congress cannot preempt such a firing. Our only Constitutional remedy is after the fact, through impeachment. No one wants that outcome. Mr. President, please don’t go there.’”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Is Trump really going to fire Mueller?”

 

Biblical Response:  “Probably not, that’s just a made-up media narrative…more ‘Fake News.’ Still, Senators Flake and Graham seem to have drawn a line in the sand. No one should favor chaos…and that’s just what would happen with Trump’s impeachment.”

 

“Christians?  We should not favor unjust impeachment either…anytime authority is disrespected everyone loses…which is why the electorate ultimately wants to ‘drain the swamp.’ Don’t forget that the swamp must then be replaced….I guess that’s what November is for . The qualifications for bishops given in Timothy would be well applied to Congressmen (1 Tim. 3:2).”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, I know it’s important for the Church to have good leadership, but we might need Your wisdom in selecting political leaders, too; in  Jesus’ Name, amen.” © Alan E.Sargent

 

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