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CLARITY – 2-13-18 Dream On

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 2-13-18

 

Dream On

What’s Happening:  “The immigration deal that President Trump has proposed (1.8 million  ‘Dreamers’ on path to citizenship + 25 billion in border protection + end to immigration lottery + end to chain migration) doesn’t sit well with Republicans or Democrats. Whether enough of either party is willing to hold their nose and vote for it remains to be seen – reminds me of budget (https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-pushes-immigration-deal-says-last-chance-pass-111634053–politics.html). ‘”Wouldn’t it be great if we could finally, after so many years, solve the DACA puzzle,” Trump tweeted, ’This will be our last chance, there will never be another opportunity! March 5th.’”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “What are those brought here by parents to do?”

 

Biblical Response:  “Gee, they could apply legally…as long as this deal is approved it would really be a plus for them to get citizenship out of the deal…and it may happen. I guess we’ll know by March 5th…or whenever the courts decide. I appreciate that the ‘Dreamers’ were brought here through no fault of their own…and this deal provides a path to citizenship for them (800,000) and their parents (1,000,000); This is what Trump is willing to concede if he can only get the rest mentioned above.”

 

“Christians? Of course, we’re all here through no fault of our own (did we choose where we were born?). Here’s what I propose: at your 18th birthday (when your majority rights kick in – you are allowed to make your own decision as a legal adult), you can choose any country of the world in which to apply for citizenship; until accepted you’ll be from the country of your birth by default;  you have to decide by your 19th birthday. Sounds reasonable to me. As Christians we’re citizens by adoption, anyway (Eph. 2:18-19). I guess that makes us all ‘Dreamers.’”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, let us realize we’re all here by someone grace; therefore we should, as recipients of grace, show grace; in  Jesus’ Name, amen.”   © Alan E.Sargent

 

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CLARITY – 2-3-18 Yawn…Is Anybody Surprised?

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 2-3-18

 

Yawn…Is Anybody Surprised?

What’s Happening:  “The memo from Nunes is released…without redactions…to the Democrats’ chagrin (and the FBI & DOJ) and the Republicans’ glee. It establishes the Hillary Campaign and the DNC as the funders of the dossier, and the dossier as the primary reason the FISA Court approved wiretapping Gates (to be of the few to read the full text of the memo, go to the link) (https://www.axios.com/read-nunes-memo-fbi-doj-fisa-mueller-7fb8bcb7-1f18-4294-aa95-628d2f67bcdf.html). Rep. Devin Nunes: ‘The Committee has discovered serious violations of the public trust, and the American people have a right to know when officials in crucial institutions are abusing their authority for political purposes.’”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Perhaps I can see why the swamp must be drained.”

 

Biblical Response:  “You think?! George Washington, in his farewell address, warned of party factionism (I’m a registered independent). It’s a big deal to go against the status quo (keeping things the way they’ve always been). It’s an even bigger deal to vote differently. Sure, we pay lip service to ‘draining the swamp.’ but once we get into the voting booth, we pull the lever the way we always have. Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results is the definition of insanity.”

 

“Christians? We’re not immune to insanity, either. The Scripture has lain out a clear path for us (Is. 55:8-9; Prov. 3:5-6). Taking that path, however, requires a death to self, but any other path is unthinkable (Prov. 16:25). Should we just not vote? Perhaps that’s why we’re in this mess in the first place.”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to realize that the name ‘Christian’ carries stern responsibilities; in  Jesus’ Name, amen.”   © Alan E.Sargent

 

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