Skip to comments.Bible is clear on helping immigrants
Posted on 07/13/2014 7:53:34 AM PDT by moonshinner_09
Southeast New Mexico is facing a crisis that cuts at the heart of Christian faith and practice.
With Immigration and Customs Enforcement bringing some 600 Central American refugees to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia, local citizens are rallying. Tragically, the most vehement response is exceptionally negative, couched in fear, fueled in politicized rhetoric and grounded in anything but biblical, moral and humanitarian concerns.
As faith leaders and pastors in Eddy and Lea Counties, we call for Christian grace, morality and common sense given the looming crisis. We commend events like a planned July 15 interfaith vigil at Immaculate Conception Church, 619 Copper NW in Albuquerque at 6 p.m.
Scripture repeatedly and unapologetically calls us to welcome the stranger, the orphan, the widow. Leviticus 19:33-34 recalls when the people of God were unwanted immigrants in Egypt. Central to the biblical narrative is the call to remember the treatment of the Hebrew people so we never return such inhumanity upon others.
Jesus emphasized this vital law of Gods grace and welcome. Most notably, Matthew 25 reminds us that salvation hinges on caring for the least of these. James writes that for faith to be authentic, it must prioritize our care for the orphans and widows in distress. As Central American women and children are brought to our backyard in Eddy County, Christianity demands compassion.
Extending hospitality to the stranger is not an easy practice. We fear what we dont understand. Accordingly, many have expressed outrage at the decision to house these immigrants at FLETC.
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They are not orphans. Now, if they want to allow us to adopt them and sever all ties with their families that’s fine.
This thing reminds me of the person that stops traffic and risks serious accidents to let a car pull into traffic that could have just as easily waited for the next opening in traffic.
Sometimes there are consequences to helping. Like when my kids got head lice when we took in a green card carrying Mexican woman 20 years ago with her six kids. Never again.
Well ... this would make perfect sense ... if the government and God were the same thing.
But they’re not.
America: the World's Landfill.
Say, Justin, how about doing a segment on what The Bible says about engaging in homosexual acts or about why a man and woman should leave their families and all that stuff.
That oughta be a fun read.
Yeah, LEGAL immigrants, not illegal border-jumpers!
It also has a few things to say about bearing false witness.
Look into it. You might be surprised.
In 1500 BC, there were no immigration laws. The Israelites were invited into Egypt. They did not invade. When they did invade Canaan, they had to fight.
I’m all for helping the poor...in their own country. I support LEGAL immigration, although I wish we would write our laws to take in people who would help America instead of being a burden. My wife is a LEGAL immigrant from the Philippines.
What I oppose is an invasion of foreigners with different ideals and political beliefs flooding in from Mexico across the southern border. I object to the idea that people who wish to immigrate to the US legally have to wait their turn, UNLESS they come from Mexico or Central America. I object to having a flood of people entering illegally and trying to change our culture into one of never-ending entitlement to my money instead of supporting themselves.
I do, however, donate food, money and clothing to orphanages in northern Mexico...
Oh? They had tattooed gang members and drug cartels in Biblical times?
Say, Justin, how much does that gig pay?
They can't turn around and cite biblical examples of a true Godly nation, led by the Lord himself, and say that we have to do the same thing unless they're wiling to actually turn the government over to God.
Bible is clear on helping immigrants
Pharaoh invited Joseph`s father and family to cross the border LEGALLY into Egypt.
“Now when the news was heard in Pharaoh’s house that Joseph’s brothers had come, it pleased Pharaoh and his servants. 17Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Say to your brothers, ‘Do this: load your beasts and go to the land of Canaan, 18and take your father and your households and come to me, and I will give you the best of the land of Egypt and you will eat the fat of the land.’
I hate when libs cite religion as a reason to do anything. The Bible is clear on many things, but as is often said we do not live in a nation governed by the Bible, and I think for the most part that’s a good thing.
Nancy Pelosi washes immigrants feet in humble Holy Week act then promotes on Twitter
These are ‘immigrants’?
Or, are we to rescue the entire world?
Don’t let Godless and Amoral Press like the Albq Journal lecture you on the bible. When the left does this they look for power over the Judeo-Christian majority here in America. It pisses me off when anyone tells me that Jesus would do this or that it is the Christian thing to do. REALLY?? Do they hold themselves in such high esteem that they know what God is thinking?? Our God is a Righteous God that believes in the FORGIVENESS of sins. He is not a TOLERANT God. In order to FORGIVE sins one must have committed a wrong—Which is NOT tolerated, but is forgiven for all.
But its easy to see how the statists would believe they are.
Churches aren’t allowed in the camps, along with congressmen or cameras. But Big Br’O wants the Catholic Bishops’ help—as long as they don’t use the Name of Jesus.
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