Now that Carson “can’t see a way forward” in his campaign, it is worth reflecting on that which I noted earlier–his incompetence on the Middle-East question. In that regard, look at this news clip, announcing the end of his candidacy: “In mid-November, The New York Times spoke with one foreign-policy adviser, a former intelligence officer implicated in Iran-Contra named Duane Clarridge, who said, “Nobody has been able to sit down with him and have him get one iota of intelligent information about the Middle East.” The campaign tried to disavow the comments and attacked the newspaper for speaking to Clarridge. The Times noted that they’d been directed to Clarridge by Armstrong Williams. That moment turned out to crystallize the weaknesses of the Carson campaign. “– http://news.yahoo.com/ben-carson-admits-campaign-over-211747611.html
Carson is best at his neurosurgery medical practice than on national or international policies. In fact, I would say he is better at being a Bible teacher/ expositor than being a politician, and should resolve that we are not all gifted in all areas, but most importantly, Adventist Christians are not called to sit at the head of the power known in prophecy, in these last days, as “the beast with the number 666.” May his engagement with politics be a standing reminder to all that as Christians we must not run outside of our lanes, or break our ranks.
The prophet Joel puts it this way: “Joe 2:7 They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks [take to themselves that which is gifted to others ]: Joe 2:8 Neither shall one thrust another [fighting for office or recognition—jockeying for power, control and influence ]; they shall walk every one in his path: and when they fall upon the sword, they shall not be wounded.” (Joel. 2: 7,8).
If you were alive in the mid 1980’s and beyond, you could not resist being impacted by the Ben Carson Story—those “gifted hands,” that were used by divine direction to separate twins; that was as groundbreaking as it was breathtaking, for he then pioneered a new frontier in the world of science and modern medicine. A neurosurgeon of class, Ben Carson commands the attention of the world’s most brilliant minds, because he possesses an uncanny ability to sort through the details of the motor neurons network, which like telecommunication wires traverse the human body in a multitude of ways, interspersed by gaps known as “synapses.” From his study of the “synaptic gap” he can determine a tremendous amount of information about a person’s cranial ability! This is no small feat, and only few people have ventured inside the human brain and make sense of the divine computer stored behind our frontal…
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