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CLARITY – 6-12-18 You Can’t Change History

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 6-12-18

 

You Can’t Change History

 

What’s Happening:  “David Ferriero, the librarian charged with compiling the record for the Presidential Library of Obama in Chicago has a problem…some are missing. Worse than that, Obama’s Presidential Library is not participating in the usual National Archives connection. Was this to avoid detection of destroyed records? So it appears (https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/nat-archives-stumble-onto-new-obama-scandal-wholesale-destruction-of-govt-records/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=newsletter-CT&utm_campaign=dailypm&utm_content=conservative-tribune). ‘The accumulation of recent congressional testimony has made it clear that the Obama Administration itself has engaged in the wholesale destruction and ‘loss’ of tens of thousands of government records covered under the act as well as the intentional evasion of the government records recording system by engaging in private email exchanges,’ a report to RealClearPolitics reads.”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “This is no big deal. A man should have only what he wants in his library. It’s his, after all.”

 

Biblical Response:  “I have several problems with this statement. First, it IS a big deal. History should record the good, the bad, and the ugly…how will posterity know the truth? Second, it isn’t HIS library (just like the White House isn’t his house; it’s the PEOPLE’S house), it’s ours. Sure, there are things every administration is not proud of; things that might have (read: SHOULD have) been done differently…but they weren’t. It’s not what you did right that you need to learn from, but the things you did wrong…or the past is indeed prologue.”

 

“Christians? Aside from a futile attempt to change the past (God knows the truth anyway), not learning from the past can have HUGE repercussions. We need to be set free by the truth (John 8:32), not held captive by lies (read: missing truth).”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to not be intentionally misled by those recording a version of history they want us to believe, but to discern the truth; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”   © Alan E.Sargent

 

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CLARITY – 4-13-18 A Higher Loyalty

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 4-13-18

 

A Higher Loyalty

 

What’s Happening:  “Although former FBI Director James Comey’s book, A Higher Loyalty, is not due to be released until next week, reviews and quotes are already beginning to appear. Comey tries to explain his actions, conversations he’s had with Obama, Trump and the Hillary Campaign, etc. Who knows what the truth really is? (https://www.yahoo.com/news/whats-james-comeys-book-235458827.html). Comey writes, ‘We are experiencing a dangerous time in our country, with a political environment where basic facts are disputed, fundamental truth is questioned, lying is normalized and unethical behavior is ignored, excused or rewarded.’”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Will we ever really know the truth?”

 

Biblical Response:  “We may already know the truth…but do we know we know the truth?…probably not. Or the question might be raised, ‘Whose truth?’ If you ask Trump, it’s one thing. If you ask Hillary, it’s another. If you ask Comey, it’s still another. (and honestly, they’ve believed their own hype for so long, maybe they can’t even recognize the absolute truth). ”

 

“Christians? Sure, we know there’s ‘A Higher Loyalty.’ God is the higher loyalty and He knows the absolute truth (Jn. 8:32). What is ‘absolute truth?’”

 

“Let me illustrate it this way: There is an argument that ensues between two guys. Both are watching a roofer put on shingles a quarter of a mile away. As he strikes the nail there is a delay in the report of the sound. One guy says to the other, ‘Bet you can’t tell me when he’s striking the nail.’ The other guy argues, turning around, he can even do it without looking.

 

“‘Now’… ‘and now’…timing his ‘now’ with the blows as he hears them. The other guy smiles. ‘You have it all wrong because light travels faster than sound. You think he’s hitting the nail when you hear it, but I can see when the blows really occur.’”

 

“Another guy, who’s been standing nearby pipes up, ‘You’re both wrong. The event actually occurs even sooner than the light reveals.’”

 

“‘Yeah,’ the second guy admits, ‘But you’d have to be in the hammer and in the nail to know that.’”

 

“‘Exactly!’ He exclaims.”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us not get too bogged down or deceived by the difference in the perspectives of various witnesses to ‘truth.’ Your absolute truth is all we trust;  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