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CLARITY – 7-6-18 Hmmm…

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 7-6-18

 

Hmmm…

 

What’s Happening:  “Kentucky openly defied many when its Governor Matt Bevin recently signed into law a bill introduced and sponsored by Rep. D. J. Johnson (R). The law provides for teaching the Bible in public schools. Other states (GA, AL, TN, MO) are contemplating it (https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/kentucky-defies-leftists-atheists-brings-the-bible-back-to-schools/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=conservative-brief-CT&utm_campaign=dailyam&utm_content=conservative-tribune). The course would be an elective and the ACLU said it will watch its application closely. ‘ The idea that we would not want this to be an option for people in school, that would be crazy,’ said Gov. Bevin.”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Doesn’t the First Amendment protect us from a state-sponsored religion?”

 

Biblical Response:  “Yes, but studying the most crucial founding stone of western civilization is not the state sponsoring of a certain religion. Christianity can stand or fall on its own, but no one can deny its influence on the founding of our society. 53 of the 55 Founders were Christians (the other two were deists…not atheists).”

 

“Christians? Oh, we believe in freedom of religion (John 8:32)…just not freedom from God. You see, sincere belief does not create reality (otherwise, 19 men who flew planes into buildings on September 11, 2001 were just as right as our Founders).”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to think clearly and cease from ‘throwing the baby out with the bathwater;’ in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

 

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CLARITY – 4-21-18 Western Civilization at Risk

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 4-21-18

 

Western Civilization at Risk

 

What’s Happening:  “Everywhere you look, says one article, Christianity is at risk…in the media, in schools, in politics. Persecution in some countries means certain death or ethnic cleansing, in others, being blackballed from from competition or employment. This is nothing new in the predominantly Muslim Middle-East, but in the West it’s a new and growing trend (http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/04/21/how-long-will-be-allowed-to-remain-christian.html). ‘How long will I be allowed to remain a Christian?’ one believer asked.”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “All religions are the same aren’t they…just traditional fairy tales that make suffering and death explicable…an opiate.”

 

Biblical Response:  “Actually Karl Marx said it better: ‘”Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people’ Of course, you may hesitate quoting the most famous Communist philosopher. All of Western Civilization was built on Christianity (which historical fact is no longer taught in our public education system).”

 

“Christians? We are no strangers to persecution (2 Cor. 23-28), and the Lord always provides sufficient grace for the moment (2 Cor. 12:9). Still, that’s no reason to be overcome (Rom. 12:21).”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to counter lies with Your truth and overcome the natural tendency to be complacent. Help us to identify with those who suffer, before we suffer ourselves (Rom. 12:15); in  Jesus’ Name, amen.” © Alan E.Sargent

 

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