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CLARITY – 3-10-18 Not Just Uncool but Dangerous


A Biblical Response to Current Events – 3-10-18


Not Just Uncool but Dangerous


What’s Happening:  “There was a lot at risk this week in Oakland, California (a declared ‘sanctuary state’): Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf’s reputation and personal freedom (she could even be arrested); President Trump’s and Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s reputation (they filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Federal Government against the state of California); the fate of felonious illegal immigrants (some of whom heeded the mayor’s warning that ICE was coming); not to mention the lives of the ICE officers and other law enforcement personnel who made the raids ( ‘How dare you needlessly endanger the lives of our law enforcement officers to promote a radical open-borders agenda?’ AG Jeff Sessions said.”


Knee-Jerk Response:  “It’s like the time just before the Civil War, huh?”


Biblical Response:  “Hopefully, it’s only a battle of words and lawsuits…you know, States’ Rights vs. Federal Rights (which was the real reason behind the original American Civil War, 157 years ago…slavery was just an expression of that). We haven’t heard the end of this conflict, but we have postponed it for awhile…lawsuits are ponderously slow.”


“Christians?  Respect for authority is supposed to be a hallmark of the godly (1 Tim. 2:1-3). That is not to say righteous disobedience is forbidden…just that the risk of incarceration must be considered…as Daniel Boone once responded to a reporter’s question if he could give the secret to his never being lost, he said, ‘Be sure you’re right…then go ahead.’ I give the Mayor of Oakland the same advice (I’m not saying she’s right or wrong); just be willing to bare the consequences of your actions.”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help all parties above to just breathe…surely, there is an accommodation that can be made that is both merciful and just; in  Jesus’ Name, amen.” © Alan E.Sargent


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