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CLARITY – 3-22-19 Agreement is Irrelevant

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 3-22-19

Agreement is Irrelevant

What’s Happening: “The tweets just keep on coming! Yesterday, the President tweeted the following: ‘After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!’ This recognition during Netanyahu’s election campaign in Israel was seen by his opposition as an underhanded political stunt, but only affirms the reality that has existed since Israel claimed the Golan Heights in its 1967 War victory (https://www.yahoo.com/news/gift-netanyahu-trump-tweets-u-s-support-israel-annexing-golan-221952277.htmlIn). Quoting the article written in Yahoo News by Ben Manson, ‘Israel extended Israeli law over the Golan Heights in 1981, marking the lowest point in the history of U.S.-Israeli relations. Now American recognition of Israeli control over the same territory has become a touchstone of the closest relationship ever between leaders of the two countries.’”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “I guess that means that Israel now has the power of agreement by the greatest military might in the world!”

Biblical Response:  “So? God’s greater might makes our agreement irrelevant. Think that is a bit presumptuous? Perhaps you haven’t read about God giving the Promised Land to Israel. (Ps. 47:4, et al). Or that He has the right to do so (Ps. 95:4). Remember, He is the Creator and Owner, we are only stewards. Does He give other people land? You bet (Deut. 2:2-12). He will defend their right, too. But today, we are talking about usurping Palestinians. Oh, think that Who is God is up for debate? Check out history…it hasn’t worked out well for those who differ with Him.”.

“Christians? We should be supporters of a move that recognizes an obvious truth.. Not so obvious? And whose fault would that be?”  

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to get and stay on the right side of history; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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CLARITY – 12-7-18 Making the Naughty List

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 12-7-18

Making the Naughty List

 

What’s Happening: “Nikki Haley, as U. S. Ambassador to the U.N., proposed an official resolution of condemnation of the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas yesterday…and it failed to get the ⅔ majority required. She may be leaving her post at year’s end, but you can rest assured that the U.S. (and Israel) is taking note of who supported the resolution and who did not (https://www.yahoo.com/news/u-fails-win-enough-support-u-n-condemn-234533621.html). Hamas has lobbed dozens of missiles at Israel lately. ‘Before the General Assembly can credibly advocate compromise and reconciliation between the Palestinians and Israel, it must on record, unambiguously and unconditionally, condemn Hamas terrorism,’ Haley said.”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Once again the U.N. proves its irrelevancy.”

 

Biblical Response:  “Yep…but it had help (Kuwait proposed a resolution that made the condemnation measure a ⅔ vote, instead of a simple majority). Of course, Israel would object, and nobody fears loss when it votes against it…but the U.S. might not give as much or any largesse to those who voted against them: a threat that could really mean something.”

 

“Christians? We are against any violence (Heb. 12:14) that is random and kills innocents. The Palestinians might argue that all Israelis are guilty of prejudice against them. That’s like the frog telling the leaf it is green (the political correctness police accuse those who use a more familiar phrase of racism); they call for the destruction of Israel. Forget the US., it’s not a good idea to get on God’s bad side,”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, let us never get weary of doing what is right…or condemning those who do wrong; 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 – 10-2-18 More to Come

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 10-2-18

More to Come

 

What’s Happening: “Strikes over Israel celebrating its new Nation-State Law, passed by the Knesset in July of this year, are not the last of a reaction to a wave of religious nationalism that is sweeping across the world. (https://www.yahoo.com/news/palestinians-strike-against-israels-jewish-nation-law-102126675.html). Its counterpart, religious syncretism, the belief that all religions hold a piece of the truth – that no religion or faith has a corner on the truth-market (http://www.religioustolerance.org/tomek22.htm), is a popularly held feeling and a great contributor to a secular pluralism that may be the product of today’s political correctness. This may be just the First Act in a great play.”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Those are just big words for ‘let’s all get along.’”

 

Biblical Response:  “Religious syncretism and secular pluralism may be big words, but they describe a pervasive sentiment sweeping this world of partisanship. People may get so weary of fights between the left and the right that they welcome a peace that accepts all views as equally valid – you can believe anything as long as you sincerely believe it. This tolerance may sound good on its face – it’s just unbiblical. Soon, some may find that believing in everything is really believing in nothing.”

 

“Christians? We have a very dogmatic religion. To think that you have the ONLY truth (John 14:6; Acts 4:12) may seem arrogant…but it’s true. I understand Trump’s attitude of American superiority (America first), though it may be a faith statement. Christianity is definitely a superior faith,..it may be true…but it’s unpopular…it’s just too intolerant for many.”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us ‘condescend to men of low estate’ (Rom. 12:16)…even when no one wants to think they are of ‘low estate;’ 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 – 6-15-18 Majority Report

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 6-15-18

 

Majority Report

 

What’s Happening:  “Last evening, on a 62 for, 58 against, 42 abstentions vote, the U. N. failed to reach the two-thirds majority needed for the U.S.-led amendment to also condemn Hamas for lobbing over 100 rockets into Israel. Instead, the resolution to condemn Israel passed by a vote of 120 for, 8 against and 45 abstentions – the vote obviously received much Islamic-nation support had(https://www.yahoo.com/news/latest-palestinians-urge-un-condemn-israel-over-gaza-210331357.html). The draft resolution being considered Wednesday (without the U.S,-led amendment) was proposed by Arab and Islamic countries. ”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “I thought the majority was always right.”

 

Biblical Response:  “This may be an American pipe dream – or maybe it presumes a Christian consensus – in any case, due to the fallen nature of man, society’s recent bent all but assures the majority is wrong. Sad, but true. It was John Adams who said: “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” He was right.”

 

“Christians? Oh, we believe in the rule of the majority, WHEN that majority decides anything that lines up with God’s Word (James 1:22). Unredeemed Man is seldom right…and then only by accident. That is why taking God’s Word out of public education only assures anarchy.”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, since what we believe (especially the young and impressionable) is primarily the responsibility of the family, bring revival to this land. Help us to be that ‘shining light on a hill’ that is our destiny;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