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CLARITY – 10-10-20 As Though They Weren’t

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 10-10-20

As Though They Weren’t

What’s Happening: “An article in National Review yesterday relates an interview with the 2016 Democrat Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton saying that there had to be something amiss for her to win the popular vote by more than 3 million, but lose in the electoral college. More than sour grapes, she contends that widespread voter fraud might be the culprit…hmmm…kinda sounds like Donald Trump (https://www.yahoo.com/news/hillary-clinton-maintains-2016-election-160716779.html). Quoting from the article: ‘There’s just a lot that I think will be revealed. History will discover,’ the Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential nominee continued. ‘But you don’t win by 3 million votes and have all this other shenanigans and stuff going on and not come away with an idea like, ‘Whoa, something’s not right here.’ That was a deep sense of unease’”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “But fears of COVID-19 will probably mean more use of the mails…and more potential for fraud! Right?”

Biblical Response:  “You may be right. No doubt whoever loses will claim they really won. With mail-in voting, there will be a great temptation to reverse Rom. 4:17 (calling those things that are as though they weren’t).  I guess Founding Father Thomas Jefferson was prescient when he said, ‘The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.’ Though we must be vigilant, we also must be willing to accept reality.”

“Christians? We believe God is bigger than our petty complaints at impropriety…even if the ‘wrong’ side seems to win in the short term…He is quite able to place or displace as He chooses…ultimately (Acts 17:26;) I love the quote in the Living Bible: 

‘Man proposes, but God disposes.’ (Prov. 19:21)

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to be vigilant and to try our hardest to achieve election integrity…but to leave things ultimately to You; in Jesus’ Name, amen.

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CLARITY – 10-8-20 Whose Truth?

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 10-8-20

Whose Truth?

What’s Happening: “Postal worker twenty-six-year-old Nicholas Beauchene of New Jersey was charged with ‘delay, secretion, or detention of mail’ and ‘obstruction of mail’ when over 1800 pieces of mail were discovered in a dumpster…99 pieces were mail-in ballots.Although there was no political motive found, Beauchene faces a potential of six months in prison and $5,000 in fines. He has been released into his brother’s custody on a $30,000 bond (https://www.yahoo.com/news/postal-worker-charged-nearly-2-234714360.html). Quoting the USA Today article yesterday: ‘In addition to the ballots there were 627 pieces of first class, 873 pieces of standard class, two pieces of certified mail and 276 campaign flyers from local candidates for West Orange Town Council and Board of Education recovered.’”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Is it safe to mail these days?”

Biblical Response:  “Probably. Out of the millions they deliver each day, this is a very, very, VERY small fraction of a percent. Still, when it comes to something as important as voting…there’s no substitute for the security of casting your ballot in-person. How you’ll make your decision…well that’s another thing. You can base it on truth…but whose truth? Sure, the Scripture promises the truth will make you free (Jn. 8:32), but if everybody’s got their own spin on what’s true…only confusion prevails…or whoever has the best argument. Which brings me to the debates…oops, more confusion. I guess I better vote however the Lord leads…which I think was His intent all along. How about this Scripture?:

    ’I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.

But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak;…’ (John 16:12-13 NASU)”

“Christians? Oh, we believe in truth…Spirit-revealed truth (see the scriptures, above). Everybody’s got an agenda…but God has, too…and I much prefer His. Hearing from God…hmmm…that might put me on my knees…that might have been His intent all along.”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to discern truth, listen to the Holy Spirit, and vote congruent with Your agenda; in Jesus’ Name, amen.

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