Skip to comments.Evangelicals for Biblical Immigration
Posted on 07/06/2018 2:40:28 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
Justice for Americans and welcome to well-meaning foreigners who come as blessing. Not open borders and amnesty, but wise welcome that we find in Scripture, including the embrace of Ruth and Rahab, and Nehemiah leading a nation in the rebuilding of its walls and God-honoring culture.
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While we do not prescribe Israels theocratic policy for American policy, we can glean wisdom from biblical and American first principles. While pro-amnesty evangelicals are selectively quoting Scripture, EBI looks at the whole of Scripture. And nowhere in Scripture do we find blanket or comprehensive immigration, asylum and amnesty. Rather, we are taught to make wise distinctions about citizenship, and to assimilate the sojourner who comes as blessing to advance the story of Gods law and love in and for a nation. Israel was to be kind to the stranger in your midst even if that kindness does not always translate into full citizenship. Israel was uniquely kind to sojourners and resident aliens. Scripture teaches us when and why to build walls (eg. Ezra and Nehemiah), and when and why to welcome (eg. Rahab and Ruth). We think of Ruth from Moab, the poor and young widow of a Hebrew man, who loved God and the Jewish people. She was invited into Jewish culture as blessing to embrace and advance the faith, values and beauty of the Kingdom. We think also of Nehemiahs calling to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem both against destructive forces and for the cultivation and renewal of the good, true and beautiful in jeopardy within that culture. Whether cultivating a garden, a family, or a nation, we seek wise principles for personal and cultural well-being.
EBI does not exist as a 501 or other organized entity. Our location is only here, on the web. We are simply an ad hoc forum, both Americans and friends applying to become American citizens, with concerns about Americas sustainability as a nation, national security, debt and vulnerable citizens. We welcome the well-meaning foreigner with kindness. We seek the whole counsel of Scripture. Lets be kind and careful as we discern from the Lord and engage in principled conversation.
There is a creeping liberalism in the evangelical movement organized. Organizations in the Southern Baptist Convention like the “Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission” (ERLC), magazines like “Christianity Today” and sites like “The Gospel Coalition” have been drifting into political and theological liberalism way too much.
I have benefited from the work of these above organizations, but they need to be REFORMED in some places. One contributor to The Gospel Coalition, for instance, had a published piece in the Washington Post recently. He advocated for evangelicals to NOT work with PRESIDENT TRUMP to get a pro-life SCOTUS Justice.
He insisted he was pro-life, but thought the association with Trump was too dirty. Pretty much like a Pharisee, eh?
Christianity Today has published work by a female ‘evangelical’ who openly celebrated on Twitter the legalization of same sex unions in Australia.
My point isn’t to denigrate the whole of these entities. CT and TGC do have good content. But the wheat needs to be separated from the chaff.
Evangelicals for Biblical Immigration might be a good first step.
These people may be well meaning people of faith. But they will be used as useful idiots by the left, if they work with the left on illegal alien matters.
I don’t have a problem with Christian immigration unless they are anti-semitic. Many from the mideast are and I have personal knowledge of it.
A comprehensive immigration
plan for the USA today can’t be derived from Biblical language. But I see nothing in the Bible that says, “Let everyone in, no matter what they are like and what they believe.”
Did you even READ their statement? They are AGAINST amnesty. Big time.
read what they are saying.
they are with US.
I smell Soros
Yep. Smelly $orass tentacles always involved.
“Biblical” immigration is legal immigration
If God installs leader...those bad and good, those include ones who make laws...ergo, laws are meant to be followed.
You are so correct. Thabiti Anyabwile aka Ron Burns is the TGC board member/contributor and he is a real concern. ERLC too.
I guess you're intending to summarize their message because that's pretty much what they say.
check your senses, FRiend.
this is the antithesis of that guy. :)
read what they are saying.
they are with US.
The article did have language that most Freepers would support, but it’s best not to quote Bible language when debating immigration. There’s language that the open borders crowd could pull out of context to support their views, so why invite the Devil to quote the scriptures?
Faith and intelligence CAN go together. But it isn’t 100%!
Ultimately one has to ask, how powerful is God. The answer should be, more powerful than the devil.
If this is the anvil that is raised and against which the left must “hammer in the morning, hammer in the evening, all over this land” then we could do way way worse. Anything in which the Lord is seriously brought into will prosper.
“If God installs leader...those bad and good, those include ones who make laws...ergo, laws are meant to be followed.”
Resistance to Tyrants: Romans 13 and the Christian Duty to Oppose Wicked Rulers
When knowledgeable people are there to push back, like Jesus, against these attempts by the devil, why are we fearing?
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