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CLARITY – 1-8-19 “…He is There…”

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 1-8-19

“…He is There…”

What’s Happening: “‘Buddha Boy,’ as he’s been labeled by devotees (because they believe he’s the reincarnation of Buddha), is being investigated on allegations of sexual abuse and the disappearances of many attendees at his ashrams (https://www.yahoo.com/news/nepal-probes-buddha-boy-over-devotee-disappearances-001928933.html). ‘The police have started investigating these complaints against Bomjan.’ said Uma Prasad Chaturbedi, a spokesman for Nepal’s Central Investigation Bureau.”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “He’s probably charging an exorbitant ‘fee’ for his ashram experiences.”

Biblical Response:  “Maybe….I would know nothing about that…and one shouldn’t project the warped material motivations of other religious hucksters on this guy…besides, he may even believe the hype. Of course, the allegations, if true, may represent an ‘out of body’ aberration to his otherwise ‘devout’ behavior. ”

“Christians? Two things. 1) Sincerity is not the measure of truth…otherwise there are 19 terrorists each enjoying the attentions of 72 virgins in paradise for their actions on 9/11. 2) We’ve been warned against such claims (Mark 13:21). May the truth of his actions be discovered and the false claims of his ‘deity’ be exposed for the delusions they are.”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, it is easy to believe what is said about us, especially when it hides the true darkness of our hearts. Save us from such delusion; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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

CLARITY

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