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CLARITY – 12-19-19 ‘Another Date That Will Live in Infamy’

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 12-19-19

‘Another Date That Will Live in Infamy’ 

What’s Happening: “The historical and biblical references were everywhere, at least by the Republicans, who stood united with four Dems that would not support the articles (three voted against and Tulsi Gabbard voted ‘present’), as the House voted impeachment yesterday. The references were almost all Republican-cited and included the one above, a reference to another significant December event (https://www.yahoo.com/news/republicans-invoke-jesus-pearl-harbor-trump-impeachment-211048856.html). ‘There’s also, in addition to Christmas being something we celebrate in December, the Boston Tea Party took place in December, but also in December, but also on Dec. 7, 1941, a horrific act happened in the United States, and it’s one that President Roosevelt said this is a date that will live in infamy. Today, Dec. 18, 2019, is another date that will live in infamy,’ said Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.).”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “To quote still again, isn’t this ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ (Shakespeare had a play by that title)?”

Biblical Response:  “Well, I wouldn’t say nothing…though it’s just a charge and the Senate, who will hold the trial and has the power to remove Trump from office, will likely acquit. It may seem useless drama – and the main-stream media has created quite a circus-like atmosphere over it in their pursuit of ratings – although most of the polls show little or no change – and the voters will decide in November of 2020, anyway. The above-linked article says that, ‘When Jesus was falsely accused of treason, Pontius Pilate gave Jesus the opportunity to face his accusers. During that sham trial, Pontius Pilate afforded more rights to Jesus than Democrats afforded this President in this process.’ If you want to read the biblical account, go to Matthew’s Gospel, Chapter 27, Verses 1-26.’”

“Christians? Oh, we believe everybody ought to have their day in court (Ex. 18:16). It’s just that Jesus, for our sake and to fulfill prophecy (Ps. 39:2-9), chose to remain silent.”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, give us discerning hearts and the trust that You will see to it that justice is rendered; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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CLARITY – 1-23-19 Most Quoted

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 1-23-19

Most Quoted

What’s Happening: “Judge Paul Ridgeway refused to certify that the North Carolinian Republican Representative was elected in the last contested race of 2018. Mark Harris was supposedly elected by a close 905-vote margin (though there is some dispute that third parties may have collected and submitted some Absentee Ballots – there is an investigation into this and the result is what the judge awaits). The opposition contests the results of the election (https://www.yahoo.com/news/judge-rejects-republicans-bid-certified-winner-north-carolina-181426188.html).’”Certification is not appropriate until the investigation into the protest is concluded by final decision,” Judge Ridgeway said.”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Are we still quibbling over 2018?!”

Biblical Response:  “Yes, and the North Carolina constituency deserves the person they truly selected…so getting it right IS important. Judging whether Mark Harris (or his competitor) was elected is what Judge Ridgeway has been charged to certify, though there are many who would shrink back from that task. In fact, the most quoted verse in the Bible is: “Judge not…” (from Matt. 7:1). Few people quote the rest of the verse, and the first parts’ context: “…that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. (Matt. 7:1-2 KJV). The verse is not saying we are not to judge, but to not judge HYPOCRITICALLY, In fact, we are called to judge (1 Cor. 6:3).”

“Christians? We make judgments everyday (should we buy this product or that… Let’s compare prices and ingredients… we contemplate). Justice may be blind, but every jury is asked to weigh the evidence and make a JUDGEMENT…with their eyes and ears open. Knowing this, should make us pray for our judges.”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us not to judge too hastily or hypocritically…and to pray for those who judge…and not to shrink back from that job, if selected; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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