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CLARITY – 10-26-18 Confidence?

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 10-26-18

Confidence?

 

What’s Happening: “Eleven days out from the midterms and the rallies seem to exude confidence…at least more than was present in 2016. What’s at stake? Not just the fates of the over 450 legislators who are running; who is in control – who runs the House and Senate, whether or not impeachment proceedings begin, whether or not we have a porous southern border, etc. – these are the true realities. But the Republicans seem to be confident (https://www.politico.com/story/2018/10/26/trump-midterm-campaign-rallies-941584). We’ll see. ‘Who believes the polls? I have not been part of a poll in 40 years,’ said Bruce Troutwine, 62, an attendee at a Trump rally in Montana last week.”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Blue Wave or Red Wave, who cares?”

 

Biblical Response:  “Obviously you’re not voting. It’s mysterious to me when the election determines how we shall live at least for the next two years, that anyone having to live by that decision would voluntarily not be a part of it! Few people in this world get to have the level of control we do – you don’t see a caravan storming the Chinese or Russian border – yet the complacency is huge…and mind-boggling!”

 

“Christians? Trusting anyone with the right to choose their own leadership may assume too much (Rom. 3:23; Is. 55:8-9). As John Adams once said:

 

‘Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.’”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, let us never be so confident as a people that our assumptions become the foundation of our demise; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

 

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CLARITY – 7-30-18 It’s Anybody’s Guess

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 7-30-18

 

It’s Anybody’s Guess

 

What’s Happening:  “100 days out and it still depends on whom you talk to…blue ripple or red (nobody’s talking wave). What’s at stake? Only the economy, the Supreme Court, immigration policy, our relationship with Iran, the denuclearization of North Korea, etc. If you think it’s hard for the Congress to get anything done now, just wait until the Executive branch and the Legislative branch are of differing parties! Right now, it looks amazingly like November of 2016 (http://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/399399-buckle-your-seatbelts-for-100-days-of-political-drama-before-midterms).  Quoting the above article by Lloyd green, ‘Already, 2020 Democratic hopefuls, such as Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand and Bernie Sanders have embraced the siren song of abolishing or reexamining ICE. If their views become dominant between now and November, the Republicans may yet snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.’”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “What does it really matter, anyway?”

 

Biblical Response:  “Did you not pay attention to what I said about what is at stake? This election may be the most pivotal one since…since…the last one. Actually. the most accurate predictor-poll may be the “Right Track-Wrong Track”poll. Most folks like the track we’re on.

 

“Christians? Although I’m not a fatalist (someone who believes the die is already cast – that we can’t affect an inevitable future), the Scriptures do talk about God determining who’s in charge (Prov. 16:9, 33) and where the king’s focus shall be (Prov. 21:1). Sure, He may know what decision we’ll make, but what has that got to do with free will? When you put time in the mix, it changes everything!”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to be proactive, regardless of our political bent; 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