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CLARITY – 12-12-18 Profitability Not the Measure

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 12-12-18

Profitability Not the Measure

What’s Happening: “Google, which is openly and admittedly anti-Christian, has recently approved  ‘Smart Pakem,’ an app for outing Xenophobes toward Muslims, in all countries where Sharia law is legal. Indonesia, which reports as many as 207 Million Muslims, launched this app last month. Whatever happened to free speech? Oh, I see, it’s not profitable (https://steadfastandloyal.com/social-issues/approves-app-that-allows-to-report-blasphemy/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=subscriber_id:1583395&utm_campaign=WikiLeaks%20vs%20The%20Democratic%20National%20Committee%20Is%20Going%20To%20be%20HUGE). Isn’t that hypocritical? So? Apparently profitability determines right and wrong.”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Get with the times.”

Biblical Response:  “Just because something is contemporary…or doable…or profitable…doesn’t make it right. A lot of things are possible, but that doesn’t make them recommendable. Apparently Google has opted for profitability as the final arbiter of morality. It is expedient to the company’s bottom line, so it must be pursued. This kind of philosophy will not serve them…or their shareholders…or us…well. Oh sure, it might be beneficial in the short term, but not ultimately.”

“Christians? What is our final arbiter? Conscience? No, that is deceitful (Isaiah 53:6). A man will do what seems right in his own eyes. The leading of God? If it was truly God…however, many have said they were led of God,…to justify despicable things! The only faithful arbiter is the inerrant Word of God. Not verses isolated from historical or circumstantial context, but an original-language rendering that takes those realities into account. His leading will never violate His Word. And is therefore simple, direct, and clear.”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, may we be ever vigilant when it come to supporting activities that seem right…and use the right measuring line when it comes to judging;; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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CLARITY – 9-3-18 You Can’t Change Reality

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 9-3-18

You Can’t Change Reality

 

What’s Happening:  “MSNBC conveniently cropped out U.S. Muslim leader, Louis Farrakhan, at Aretha Franklin’s 8-hour funeral extravaganza. Sitting next to Al Sharpton, former President Bill Clinton,  and Jesse Jackson was vociferous Jew-hater Farrakhan…however, Franklin’s friend (https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/msnbc-posts-disastrous-tweet-aretha-franklin-attendees-blatantly-removes-farrakhan-image/?ff_source=Email&ff_medium=CTBreaking&ff_campaign=breaking&ff_content=conservative-tribune). Quoting the article, ‘And as for the media (ABC also cropped out Farrakhan as Twitchy noted), editing Farrakhan out of the picture does no favor to Franklin or the truth.’”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Sounds like Fake News.”

 

Biblical Response:  “Kind of…at least news without an inconvenient reality. The media would have done better to explain him away than to edit him out. Actually, they did neither…as the live stream reveals.”’

 

“Christians? Christendom is full of inconvenient truths…like ‘The wages of sin is death’ (Rom. 3:23) or ‘Bad company corrupts good morals’ (1 Cor. 15:33 NASU)…or my personal (and relevant) favorite: ‘You can’t heal a wound by saying it’s not there…’ (Jer. 6:14 TLB).”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us all to deal in reality, treating others the way they are, not the way we want them to be; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

 

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

 

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CLARITY – 6-27-18 SCOTUS Rules?

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 6-27-18

 

SCOTUS Rules?

 

What’s Happening:  “Not only did the ‘Travel Ban’ get upheld, and the majority ruled that conservative pregnancy clinics did not have to recommend abortion providers, but the infamous Korematsu ruling (legalizing Japanese interment camps in 1942) was officially repudiated…though it didn’t keep the minority from citing the alleged similarities (https://www.politico.com/story/2018/06/26/supreme-court-overturns-korematsu-673846). ‘”The dissent’s reference to Korematsu … affords this Court the opportunity to make express what is already obvious: Korematsu was gravely wrong the day it was decided, has been overruled in the court of history, and — to be clear — ‘has no place in law under the Constitution,.,’ Chief Justice Roberts wrote.”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “So history was wrong…how does that matter today?”

 

Biblical Response:  “Acknowledging that history was wrong may be a HUGE deal…at least now we can learn from the mistakes of the past. If you don’t ever make that acknowledgement, error becomes precedent…that’s when writer and philosopher George Santayana’s famous quote (‘condemned to repeat it’[the past]) comes into play. ”

 

“Christians? The rulings of SCOTUS are important, but the Final Judge will have the final say (Rev. 19:11).”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, while opinions are like noses…everybody’s got one, Your opinion is fact…whether we call it so or not. Help us to submit to Your rulings: 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