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CLARITY – 2-23-19 The Power Behind the Power

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 2-23-19

The Power Behind the Power

What’s Happening: “Bernie Sanders joined a crowded field this week of Democrat leaders all vying for the Democrat Presidential Nomination; to be the one opposing Trump (who, although he’s the RNC’s choice today, may face a primary challenge), raising 6 million dollars in just his first 24 hours, four times that raised by Sen. Kamala Harris (https://news.yahoo.com/2020-vision-bernie-sanders-launches-like-rocket-192320064.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_03). ‘To win this election and build a movement to defeat Donald Trump, we must bring together a team prepared to fight for economic, social, racial, and environmental justice,’ Sanders said.’”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Sounds like he’s positioning himself to win.”

Biblical Response:  “It does…of course, Hillary thought the same thing. And it’s not money alone that determines the victor. It’s ideas and policy…and more than that, it’s God (‘Man proposes, but God disposes.’ Prov 19:21 LB). Which is not to say that we shouldn’t vote as the outcome is already determined. God gave the people what they wanted in Saul (read the account in 1 Sam. 12:10-25). The only thing worse than opposing God and failing is opposing God and succeeding. Sometimes God will give you your way just to show it wasn’t His preferred way of doing things.”

“Christians? Oh, we believe in this cooperative venture with God… but the wise always defaults to Him. Let me share a scripture with you:

‘This plan of Mine is not what you would work out, neither are My thoughts the same as yours!’ (Isaiah 55:8 LB)”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, give us the courage of our conviction help us only back Your play; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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CLARITY – 6-29-18 Not a Matter of Opinion

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 6-29-18

 

Not a Matter of Opinion

 

What’s Happening:  “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a proud Democratic Socialist, defeated Democratic incumbent (10 terms!) Joe Crowley in an upset in Tuesday’s New York primary and is proof positive the Bernie-Sanders-like shift to the left of the Democrat Party is here to stay (https://www.thenation.com/article/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-wins-democratic-socialist-21st-century-vision/). Quoting John Nichols” article, ‘Matt Blizek, the elections-mobilization director for MoveOn, extended on that theme, saying: “These results are also a shot across the bow of the Democratic establishment in Washington: a young, diverse, and boldly progressive Resistance Movement isn’t waiting to be anointed by the powers that be. Americans from all walks of life who demand change are taking reins of power and showing the Democratic Party what its future looks like.”’”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “It used to be ‘a chicken in every pot’, now it’s free health-care, free higher education, and a guarantee of housing…What will they promise next?”

 

Biblical Response:  “True, it seems that promises rule the day, but promises made and promises delivered might be two different things…especially when it comes to paying for everything. Maybe, kicking the can down the road or just turning up the printing presses a little won’t solve the problem, but as long as folks are willing to believe it will…perhaps that’s the problem. Besides, it’s not a matter of opinion.”

 

“Christians? Oh, we SAY we believe differently…but often we vote the same way. The truth is, who doesn’t want free health-care or free education?  But life has a tendency to bring us all back to reality. What does that scripture say? ‘For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.’  (2 Thess. 3:10 KJV) Socialism is not a matter of opinion, no matter how good it sounds.

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to see through lies, and seek only Your truth…which sets us free; 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