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The Bible and the red-hot border issue [difference between stranger, trespasser]
WND ^ | July 2, 2018 | Joseph Farah

Posted on 07/04/2018 11:19:36 AM PDT by donna

I’ve noticed the Bible is being invoked by many unlikely sources in connection with the raging controversy at America’s southern border. The secular press is quoting Scripture. The Democratic Party is quoting Scripture. Radical left-wing activists are quoting Scripture.

It’s always good when people consider the moral implications of public policy. So, the Bible is a good place to start exploring the right and wrong of immigration laws. But seizing on one or two out-of-context verses in the Bible does not make for the kind of comprehensive moral case you would expect of those urging various remedies, from “comprehensive immigration reform” to open borders to abolition of the government agency charged with enforcement of immigration laws.

The Bible actually has a lot of say about national borders, foreigners, citizenship and the law.

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 really cares about them. Is that surprising? He cares about boundaries between nations. In fact, 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. Keep in mind, this took place before God created the nation of Israel.

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TOPICS: Current Events; Moral Issues; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: bible; border

1 posted on 07/04/2018 11:19:36 AM PDT by donna
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To: donna

Libs mishandle the Bible. They do not distinguish between individual relationships and national policy.

Individuals need to be merciful and generous, and nice to foreigners. Kingdoms need to maintain outposts and protect their borders.

Not expecting libs to ever understand that.


2 posted on 07/04/2018 11:23:11 AM PDT by lurk
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To: metmom

ping


3 posted on 07/04/2018 11:25:30 AM PDT by donna (Question for protesters: If families are so important, why are you living in sin?)
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To: donna
the moral implications of public policy

Irrelevant, at least initially.

What IS relevant, codified, and CENTRAL to this issue which few if any talk about is THE U.S. CONSTITUTION, the Supreme law of the Land.

The Constitution expressly mandates the federal government PREVENT INVASION (Art. IV, Sec. 4). Illegal immigration and immigration of our enemies is invasion.

Trump needs no permission to prevent illegal immigration and immigration of our enemies. He has clear constitutional support for doing so.

4 posted on 07/04/2018 11:27:41 AM PDT by Jim 0216 (MAGA by restoring the Gospel of the Grace of Christ and our Free Constitutional Republic!)
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To: lurk

Like charity is supposed to be personal - not just through a giant organization.


5 posted on 07/04/2018 11:29:43 AM PDT by donna (Question for protesters: If families are so important, why are you living in sin?)
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To: lurk

The Devil has been known to quote Scripture too. But then, the Devil is also the best lawyer in the Universe. And he is only looking for loopholes.


6 posted on 07/04/2018 11:35:25 AM PDT by alloysteel ("No" is a complete sentence. On so many levels.)
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To: Jim 0216

“Invasion” used to mean Japanese propeller planes flying toward us. Now it may mean foreign cyber intruders draining company bank accounts or stealing American innovations and inventions to allow the Chinese to coast on our expensive research work. Also cyber shut downs of water supply in small and large cities, leading to potential abrupt re-starts which would burn out enormous devices that would take months to replace.

Another “invasion” is when that commie Mexican leader told his trashy millions to swarm ahead to the borders of the US and break through them. THAT is an act of war and an invasion.

The Bible has walls all over the place (Joshua circling one, David breaching enemy walls, God warning “your walls will not be able to hold back the enemy” as a warning if people sinned.


7 posted on 07/04/2018 12:17:54 PM PDT by frank ballenger (End non-citizen voting ,vote fraud & leftist media news censorship or we're finished.)
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To: donna

“”” Leviticus 19:33-34: “And if a stranger sojourn with thee in your land, ye shall not vex him. But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.”“””

I take that to mean the stranger should assimilate and become as you NOT live among you as a stranger.


8 posted on 07/04/2018 12:58:24 PM PDT by raybbr (That progressive bumper sticker on your car might just as wll say, "Yes, I'm THAT stupid!")
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To: raybbr

Deuteronomy 27:17:
“Cursed be he that removeth his neighbour’s landmark. And all the people shall say, Amen.”


9 posted on 07/04/2018 1:51:29 PM PDT by donna (Question for protesters: If families are so important, why are you living in sin?)
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