Many Christians continue to be fooled about what the Bible says about illegal immigration.
Some clerics are adding to the confusion by denouncing efforts to protect our borders, safeguard our citizens and enforce our duly enacted and just laws as some kind of hateful, anti-Christian agenda.
The Rev. Luis Cortes, the founder of Esperanza USA, a group of Christian Hispanic leaders involved in promoting President Bush’s failed efforts to promote amnesty attacked all the Republican presidential candidates. He is working with a new group called “Christians for Comprehensive Immigration Reform.”
“They’re moving away from a Republican position that they previously held as a party of family values,” he said. He singled out Mike Huckabee for special criticism, saying he “started with a biblical position and the minute he moved up in the polls, took a step to the right.”
Not surprisingly, none of these Christian leaders cited any Scripture suggesting the Bible approves of lawbreaking, non-enforcement of duly enacted laws or borderless nations.
There’s a reason for that.
The Bible clearly and consistently speaks to the opposite agenda.
For the benefit those deluded into the belief that the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a God who doesn’t respect borders and the rule of law, I have offered two previous Bible studies on the topic of illegal immigration:
It appears it is necessary to explore this topic for a third time.
For starters, I challenge anyone to check an exhaustive online or offline concordance for the word “border” or “borders” to get an appreciation of how many times God’s Word references these terms. While not all of them are relevant to our discussion, I count 169 references, most of them making the point that God cares about them. He cares about boundaries between nations. In fact, as I have previously pointed out, it is God Himself who invented nation-states back in Genesis 11.
Why did He do it?
It seems He scattered the world’s population and created the diverse languages in an effort to subvert man’s efforts to unite in a global kingdom under a false universal religion.
Interestingly, one of the prime motivations of those behind the promotion of borderless societies is this very same notion of regional government and global government and the breakdown of nationalism.
What was wrong at the time of the Tower of Babel remains wrong today. That should be clear to anyone and everyone whose standard of morality is the Bible.
So, where’s the confusion?
Some of these misguided Christian clerics cite a handful of random, out-of-context verses that might, possibly, in some way, maybe, be interpreted, if you use your imagination, to suggest we should just forgive and forget all transgressions and trespasses against our national sovereignty and our laws regarding our nation status.
I will, however, introduce just one more verse I think is very relevant. It is Deuteronomy 27:17: “Cursed be he that removeth his neighbour’s landmark. And all the people shall say, Amen.”
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