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CLARITY – 2-14-20 Potential Trumps Certainty

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 2-14-20

Potential Trumps Certainty

What’s Happening: “With the Nevada Caucus coming up on the 22nd and the South Carolina Primary coming up on the 29th, Amy Klobuchar’s ‘big tent’ stance on abortion may be a welcome philosophy…I guess we’ll see. That is pretty much the sentiment of a Yahoo News article by Jon Ward that appeared on the 12th, detailing most of the Democrat front-runners’ stands on the pro-choice/pro-life debate (https://www.yahoo.com/news/klobuchars-big-tent-stance-on-abortion-could-appeal-to-southern-democrats-232930989.html). ‘I am strongly pro-choice. I have always been pro-choice. But I believe we’re a big-tent party, and there are pro-life Democrats, and they are part of our party. I think we need to build a big tent. We need to bring people in instead of shutting them out,’ said Klobuchar.”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “I think the biggest issue in Democrat’s minds is who can beat Trump.”

Biblical Response:  “That may well be…and that’s the bottom line for some. But for others, it’s all about life. Most Democrat candidates personally stand on the pro-choice side (I mean, it is in their party platform). Where does God stand, and why? Potential outweighs certainty. If a baby is allowed to be born he or she might be born again….and who knows what good will be done (only God)? Of course, then, there’s the certainty of death. No good can come from a life never lived.”

“The following scripture comes to mind:

‘The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.’ (John 10:10 NASU)’

That pretty much sums it up for me.” 

“Christians? We were known for catching children (the first century ‘pro-lifers’) being tossed into the Tiber in the early church. If a child was unwanted, Romans would just throw them away. Christians standing below bridges would try to catch those that were being so tossed.”  

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to make a difference and forgive our selfishness; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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CLARITY – 5-31-19 A Heartbeat Away

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A Biblical Response to Current Events -5-31-19

A Heartbeat Away

What’s Happening: “It’s hard to believe, but a Democrat Governor, John Bel Edwards, signed a bipartisan anti-abortion bill into law in Louisiana yesterday, making abortion illegal if a heartbeat can be detected – as early as six weeks in some pregnancies. In so doing, the Democratic Governor was only being consistent, however. Although he supports LGBTQ rights, a minimum wage increase, and many feminist initiatives (common liberal Democrat positions), he is also pro-life…quite an anomaly for a liberal Democrat (https://www.yahoo.com/news/louisiana-democratic-governor-signs-heartbeat-220316274.html). ‘I know there are many who feel just as strongly as I do on abortion and disagree with me — and I respect their opinions,’ Governor Edwards said.”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “I’m glad I don’t live in Louisiana!”

Biblical Response:  “Which, because you’re an American, is your right. If you don’t like something a state legislature does, you can always move. But Louisiana is the fifth state to pass a similar ‘heartbeat’ law…Ohio, Kentucky, Missouri, and Georgia have recently passed similar legislation. And the mood in the country is such that the Supreme Court may eventually be called upon to look again at Roe v. Wade.

“Christians? Are all Christians Pro-Life? Hardly. Many are untaught. The real question is can a Christian be Pro-Choice? (notice how I framed the question – I could have called Pro-Choice the more inflammatory ‘Pro-Death’…the Pro-Choice crowd calls the Pro-Life group, Anti-Abortion or Anti-Choice) I will not judge any who claim to be Christian and are Pro-Choice. Only God knows the heart (1 Kings 8:39). God, of course, is all about life (there are over 60 scripture references in the the King James Version that establish this). He is all about getting us to choose life (Deut. 30:19). The unborn who get aborted never get that opportunity.”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father,  help people to see that everyone deserves a choice; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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CLARITY – 11-24-18 The Cultural Issue of Our Time

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 11-24-18

The Cultural Issue of Our Time

 

What’s Happening: “Mike Lindell, former cocaine addict and inventor of the popular ‘My Pillow.’ has just invested one million dollars into the anti-abortion film ‘Unplanned.’The film, made by the same filmmakers who brought us ‘God’s Not Dead’ and ‘I Can Only Imagine’ is expected to gross many times its total budget of less than $7 Million (the other two movies previously mentioned grossed $61 M and $84 M, respectively). That it strikes a cultural chord that may be the hot-button of today probably helps (https://greatamericanpolitics.com/2018/11/inventor-of-the-mypillow-just-invested-an-astounding-amount-of-money-in-anti-abortion-film/).  ‘I don’t get into things for the money; I get into them if the message is right,” Lindell said to The Hollywood Reporter.”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “I think his TV ads are cheesy!”

 

Biblical Response:  “They may be, but it’s hard to quibble with success (as evidenced by his over $300 Million net worth). Heck, his products are probably cheesy, too…but I get a better night’s sleep. Yes, I bought them …at my wife-s insistence…and skepticism became begrudging endorsement. In any case, there were many who opposed Kavanaugh’s confirmation for fear he might be the deciding vote to overturn Roe v. Wade (the 1973 decision that legalized abortion). He might be…if it comes up for a vote (not at all a certainty – nothing is planned yet [no pun intended]).”

 

“Christians? It’s hard to read John 10:10 and still be ‘Pro-death’ (liberals prefer the moniker ‘Pro Choice’).”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us navigate compassionately through treacherous cultural waters;  in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

 

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CLARITY – 6-16-18 Dubious Award

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 6-16-18

 

Dubious Award

 

What’s Happening:  “Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood of America, just received the Hubert H. Humphrey Civil and Human Rights Award.  During her tenure, over 3.5 million babies were killed through abortions, and Planned Parenthood profited from the selling of the many body parts harvested (https://aclj.org/pro-life/former-planned-parenthood-ceo-cecile-richards-received-a-human-rights-award-despite-being-responsible-for-over-35-million-innocent-deaths?utm_medium=Email&utm_source=ExactTarget&utm_campaign=d-06162018_top-O_seg-NLexNL20plFBR_typ-NL). A Family Research Council article reported, ‘Apparently the rights of those millions of lives she helped take away – some whose body parts Planned Parenthood then reportedly sold for profit under her leadership – didn’t count.’”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “A Human Rights Award?! Surely, you jest!”

 

Biblical Response:  “Who jests about such a horrific and heinous thing? Seriously, if this weren’t so true, it wouldn’t be believed! Nobody believed anyone could be capable of the holocaust…and that was over 6 million Jews…but we have a modern-day example of the same thing happening in our midst… FUNDED BY TAXPAYER DOLLARS!”

 

“Christians? Sadly, we are just as much a part of this murderous holocaust…by our inaction and the constant re-election of those with a ‘pro-choice’ voice (what about the voices of the unborn?). God forgive us. Thankfully, He has and does (1 John 1:8-9).”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, give us the courage we need to overcome the abortion dynamic in the world today; 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