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CLARITY – 5-19-18 Hitched

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 5-19-18

 

Hitched

 

What’s Happening:  “A term not likely used in so traditional a setting as a royal wedding – Meghan and Harry tied the knot today beginning at 6:00am ET (later at Windsor, England) – still, it is apropos for a couple who will team their various strengths to begin their storybook life together. The wedding was attended by the 600 invited guests, but viewed by some 3 billion (https://www.yahoo.com/news/prince-harry-meghan-markle-officially-114140340.html). Not in attendance or viewing (at least here on earth) were the the ten killed in a Santa Fe, Texas High school yesterday…or maybe even the ten that were injured (https://www.yahoo.com/news/ap-learns-teen-held-texas-attack-played-football-185006401.html

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “So Harry and Meghan got married…big deal!”

 

Biblical Response:  “Maybe not to you, but the tens of thousands that stood in crowds just to catch a glimpse of their carriage going by might beg to differ…I mean, did Oprah Winfrey or Elton John attend your wedding?! The 200 charities that Harry is involved with will, no doubt, keep them both busy…that and their attendance at Prince Charles 70th birthday celebration has caused the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (their new titles) to postpone their honeymoon.”

 

“Christians? We have some interest. After all, the pomp and circumstance is small compared to the wedding we’ll one day attend (we’re the bride!) [Rev. 19:9]. Meanwhile, just the promise (John 14:18; Luke 24:49) of so great a union has us busy (Titus 2:7).”

 

”Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us realize we are not in this alone; that You have teamed up with us to accomplish Your purposes (Phil. 2:13); in Jesus’ Name, amen.”   © Alan E.Sargent

 

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CLARITY – 1-10-18 Third World (and U.S.) Beware

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 1-10-18

 

Third World (and U.S.) Beware

 

What’s Happening:  “Although there are many playing with the idea of Oprah Winfrey actually making a bid for the Democratic Nomination for President in 2020, she may have trouble once everyone knows about her reported clandestine meeting in 2009 with George Soros, Bill Gates, David Rockefeller, Ted Turner and other billionaires concerning plans to depopulate the world, beginning with Third World countries (https://www.infowars.com/scandal-oprahs-world-depopulation-scheme-dashes-presidential-hopes/). Although I have a Snopes Fact/Check submission pending, the above article actually quotes Stacy Palmer, editor of the Chronicle of Philanthropy, “Normally these people are happy to talk good causes, but this is different – maybe because they don’t want to be seen as a global cabal.”

 

Knee-jerk Response: “Surely this will end Oprah’s chances.”

 

Biblical Response:  “I wouldn’t say ‘surely’ to anything political. Still, if it’s true, the left will deny it and the right will decry it. Which may prove interesting or entertaining (read: ratings-building) in the debates. Ever since Paul Ehrlich’s Population Bomb (which I have read) and Soylent Green (which I have seen – it’s a Charleton Heston/ E.G. Robinson movie that came out in 1973), the left has come out with many a dire prediction of the consequences of over-population.

 

“Christians? Although abortion-rights advocates have their input, wars, famines and plagues have regularly depopulated the world…without their help. Then there’s the purges of Communism which reportedly claimed 100 million lives just in the 20th Century. Besides, technology has more than kept pace with the world’s needs. Crop production and standard of living is at an all-time high, even in ‘third world’ countries. Doesn’t the Word of God promise: “ While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.” (Gen. 8:22 KJV)?

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, although we all have a tendency to be somewhat ‘Chicken Little’ in our fears, send us the comfort of Your Holy Spirit to calm us; and may we be sensitive to hidden agendas and the truth; in Jesus’ Name, amen.” © Alan E.Sargent

 

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