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CLARITY – 3-12-20 It Only Took…57 Years!

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 3-12-20

It Only Took…57 Years!

What’s Happening: “ Finally, a judge ordered the report on the sinking of the Navy submarine USS Thresher released last month…over 50 years after the event! There was a demand for the report when the incident occurred in 1963, since all 129 on board were killed, but only 19 pages of the over 1,700 page report were released. The SUBSAFE program ensued and none of the submarines that have been constructed with that protocol have sunk since then. The Navy later found the sub on the sea floor in six pieces. There have been several theories floated to explain the sinking, but without the report nothing definitive can be publicly known (https://www.yahoo.com/news/why-did-uss-thresher-sink-203500612.html). Quoting directly from the March 10 Popular Mechanics report: ‘The loss of the submarine has never been fully explained, and the Navy has never released the report on the sub’s sinking.’ The report will be released in 300-page chunks from May 10 to October 10.”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Does anyone alive still care?”

Biblical Response:  “The descendants of those lost, all current submariners, those who relentlessly pursue the truth, etc. They care…and we should, too. Sure, it’s appropriate to comfort the families…even after so long, but there are always consequences to not knowing the truth. Of course, The Lord has always known the truth (read Psalm 139), but apparently Navy bigwigs did, too…they just were being tight-lipped about it. Thankfully, the SUBSAFE program was a result.”

“Anytime the truth is suppressed, there are consequences. I wonder how many navy personnel opted out of submarine service for fear. Maybe, for security purposes, it is sometimes necessary, but, as a general rule, the ‘truth will set you free’ (John 8:32). It certainly would have given the above groups peace.”

“Christians? We believe in full disclosure; and there will be…eventually (Luke 12:2-3). Sure, there is a place for keeping secrets (Deut. 29:29), but no one is wise enough to determine what (or when) things should be revealed, except God.”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to reveal in a timely manner those things which should be revealed, and leave everything else up to You; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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CLARITY – 11-12-19 Chariots and Horses

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 11-12-19

Chariots and Horses

What’s Happening: “They kind of don’t want it to leak, kind of do…and pray that it never really does. I’m talking about the ‘rumored’ second nuclear-capable sub, the Sinpo-C, of North Korea. A satellite photo revealed that the North Koreans had one, but this second one…with accelerated development after the Trump/Kim talks…is only hear-say and strategic leaks. It might be true…as a deterrent to the U.S. should talks fail…or it might be false…to keep their leverage with Trump up. And, in a sense, nobody wants a sub to spring a leak (https://www.yahoo.com/news/north-korean-threat-evolving-come-223000664.html).  Quoting an article that appeared in the National Interest on the 10th, ‘The nuclear weapons, and the rocket technology to deliver them, are extremely expensive investments by Pyongyang, and the Kim dynasty is unlikely to give them up entirely because they are seen as guarantors against a U.S. attack.’”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Yeah, but their nuke-sub fleet is puny beside ours”

Biblical Response:  “True…but then it only takes one hit…or the threat of it…to sway opinion.  Of course, that assumes we only attack by submarine…which is not a serious consideration. Biblically, we are not to trust in horses (or chariots – Ps. 20:7). Our President boasts of the strongest military on earth…and he’s probably right. But then again, we’ve aborted over 60 million babies since Roe v. Wade (1973). It is not good to give God a reason to not favor you.”

“Christians? The familiar part of the above verse is that we should not trust in chariots or horses, but the rest of the verse is worth quoting, too… ‘but we will remember the name of the Lord our God.’ (KJV)”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, while we want to be strong…we also want to be humble; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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CLARITY – 10-31-19 Good Fear

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 10-31-19

Good Fear

It’s Happening: “While much of the western world is Trick-or-Treating, using good-natured ‘fear’ as its calling card, the U.K. (and France, the U.S., Russia, etc.) patrols the oceans with submarines that strike real fear in their nuclear missile threat to kill billions. This threat will be updated, the U.K. announced (it’s assumed the other nuclear powers are doing similarly), with subs launching in the 2030’s and programmed to last into the 2060’s (https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/royal-navy-may-not-be-most-dangerous-it-can-kill-billions-91846)). At any one time, there are 64 nuclear warheads under the sea…and that’s just from the U.K’s threat. Imagine how that number is exponentially multiplied by others.’”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Should I be doing duck-and-cover drills?”

Biblical Response:  “If that makes you feel better. Of course, that was only created to give the helpless 1960’s public school kids a naive sense of safety…as they huddled under desks with arms over their heads…as if desks and arms could provide any real protection against nuclear holocaust.! And that’s just physical protection. All this alert, alarm, and drill does nothing to shield anyone from spiritual death…the real threat to be feared:”

Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. (Matt. 10:28 NASU)

 This ‘good fear’ hopefully will have some rethinking their ‘preparations.’”

“Christians? Generally, we do not favor fear (Matt. 6:34; Phil. 4:6; 1 John 4:18). However, when you consider how holy and great and powerful God is…and how puny comparatively we are…it only makes sense to take Matt. 10:28 to heart (printed above).”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, give us the wisdom to not make threats emptily, but to make real preparations spiritually, too: 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.’