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CLARITY – 7-10-19 Guilt by Association

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A Biblical Response to Current Events -7-10-19

Guilt by Association

What’s Happening: “The brouhaha over Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta’s having negotiated the plea deal of Jeffrey Epstein, a sex trafficker prosecuted by Acosta’s office when he was a Miami prosecutor a decade ago, may end up in Acosta’s resignation…at least if Democrats have their way. New evidence and witnesses may have the case up for re-litigation and Secretary Acosta is all for Epstein getting the justice he deserves (https://www.yahoo.com/news/calls-alex-acosta-resignation-jeffrey-epstein-plea-deal-160711696.html.  ‘“The crimes committed by Epstein are horrific, and I am pleased that NY prosecutors are moving forward with a case based on new evidence. With the evidence available more than a decade ago, federal prosecutors insisted that Epstein go to jail, register as a sex offender and put the world on notice that he was a sexual predator. Now that new evidence and additional testimony is available, the NY prosecution offers an important opportunity to more fully bring him to justice,’ Acosta wrote on Twitter.”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Should he resign?”

Biblical Response:  “It depends on to whom you talk. Those who appreciate the job he’s doing as Labor Secretary, and their are Dems and Republicans in this camp, say he should stay. Those who are against everything Trump. say he should go. It remains to be seen who will prevail. As far as guilt by association, that was done  away biblically thousands of years ago (Deut. 24:16). Each should only bear the consequences of his own sin. Of course, it’s a good thing that Jesus’ blood was shed for all our sins!”

“Christians? Oh, we believe in individual accountability. We also believe that our sin will eventually make its way to the surface (Matt. 4:22).. As the old saying goes: you can run, but you can’t hide.” 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to hold accountable those who do wrong and ONLY those who do wrong; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

Share as you like, just give credit appropriately. For buying any of Alan E. Sargent’s books or to subscribe or to comment on any of his CLARITY blogs, go to the following link:subdeo.com.’ 

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CLARITY – 2-4-19 The Hits Just Keep On Coming

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 2-4-19

The Hits Just Keep On Coming

What’s Happening: “The Democratic Gov. of Virginia  is under fire again…not for his passionless remarks supporting  a recent pro-abortion bill up for consideration in Virginia (it went on to defeat), OR his medical school yearbook photo which he admitted to over the weekend (saying he was in the photo of a person in blackface standing next to a person in a KKK costume…though he did not say which person he was), OR even for the the alleged photo of a Confederate-flag-toting pickup with his opponent-for-Gov.’s bumper sticker on it which he ran in a campaign ad (the truck was running over minority children)… RATHER, it was a his disdain for touching his black Republican running mate, revealed in a video uncovered by Mike Huckabee (https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/mike-huckabee-unearths-classless-va-governor-interview-hours-photos-surface/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=conservative-brief-CT&utm_campaign=dailyam&utm_content=conservative-tribune). The calls for his resignation are coming from his own party!”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “I guess he could just deny those photos…”

Biblical Response:  “Yeah, but it’s a little late for that…I mean, what’s the credibility of denying something you’ve already admitted to? Maybe  it’s the things he’s done. Maybe it’s the things he’s said about the things he’s done. In any case, it appears he’s forgotten the first rule of self-destructive hole-digging: PUT DOWN THE SHOVEL!”

“Christians? Our actions should excuse us from any accusations of racism (Phil. 2:15). Or maybe our actions, though excused by a forgiving God (assuming you have repented), disqualify you from serving in certain capacities. God may have forgiven you, but why assume people will be as overlooking?”  

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, we should pray for Gov. Northam and his family…help him to see the way forward; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

Share as you like; just give credit appropriately. For buying any of Alan E. Sargent’s books or to subscribe or to comment on any of his CLARITY blogs, go to the following link: http://subdeo.com/. He also tweets on Twitter.com every day @alanesargent

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CLARITY -8-30-18 Humble Yourself, or Be Humbled

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 8-30-18

Humble Yourself, or Be Humbled

 

What’s Happening:  “A letter from Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano was published on two conservative Catholic platforms and said Pope Francis knew about sexual abuse by former Cardinal McCarrick in 2013 and should resign. The Pope said, ‘I won’t say a word about it.’ (https://www.yahoo.com/news/catholic-cardinal-calls-pope-francis-123218998.html). Some defended Vigano, some attacked him. I guess partisanship is alive and well, even in the Catholic Church.”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “From within or without, the Catholic Church is going down!”

 

Biblical Response:  “Probably not. The Catholic Church existed long before any of us came on the scene, and it’s likely they will exist long after we are gone. Still, it’s embarrassing to have the unrighteous world call you on the carpet. Perhaps you’ve heard the saying: ’Humble yourself…or be humbled.’ (Matt. 23;12)”

 

“Christians? It’s sad (and confusing) when we have a double standard (one we recommend…and another, more lenient one, we live by). When we refuse the private discipline of the Lord, He’ll put our business on the street. Change is what He’s after, We can take the easier route…or the harder one. (Heb. 12:6)”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to correct ourselves before we have to be corrected; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

 

Share as you like; just give credit appropriately. For buying any of Alan E. Sargent’s books or to subscribe or to comment on any of his CLARITY blogs, go to the following link: http://subdeo.com/. He also tweets on Twitter.com every day @alanesargent