The Bible, illegal immigration, and government
0 comment Sunday, June 8, 2014 |
We've discussed the subject of Christianity and the weakening of the West here on this blog a number of times. And we have all heard the claims by various liberal Christian groups (and even some who belong to conservative denominations -- Mike Huckabee comes to mind -- who insist that any sort of effort to control borders and limit immigration is 'un-Christian' and hard-hearted. But seldom do we read any articles which give the traditional Biblical views on nations and borders. But Joseph Farah at World Net Daily in this piece does just that. For those of you who know your Scriptures, this will all be familiar, but we can all use a refresher course:
...But what does God have to say about it?
That should be of paramount concern to any believer before taking a position. Yet, I seldom hear it discussed. Some might even suggest the Bible is silent on the issue.
So let's take a look at this issue from a biblical perspective.
Nations were first established by God as a judgment in Genesis 11. Remember the Tower of Babel story? It seems there was a man named Nimrod who attempted to set up the first world government and the first false religion.
After the Flood, God had decreed that man should scatter across the whole earth and be fruitful and multiply. But this large contingent of men, about 100 years after the Flood, decided, under the leadership of Nimrod, whose very name means "let us revolt or rebel," they would settle in Shinar and build a tower to make a name for themselves.
God foiled this plan by scattering them around the world and creating new languages among the new nations that were thus established.
Make no mistake about it: Nation-states are an invention of the Creator � a deliberately chosen device to serve His purposes.''
Farah describes how our political leaders began breaking down the borders of our country (of all Western countries, actually) and weakening our sovereignty, with the hidden aim of merging our countries into some kind of regional superstates. The EU was first, and now the NAU, which of course the usual suspects deny is a reality. NAFTA, the trade agreement which was pushed through Congress in the early days of the Clinton administration, was a first step towards that merger, apparently.
This agreement, which was supposed to stem the tide of illegal immigration by stimulating the economy of Mexico, had the exact opposite effect. It wrecked it beyond all recognition, stimulating, instead, a massive exodus of Mexican workers to the U.S. trying to provide for their families.
Again, this was no accident. It was not just a mistake. It was, I believe, an effort to "harmonize" the two countries � to begin integrating them, erasing the differences between them, mixing the populations to such an extent that discussions of merging the three major North American nations along the lines of the European Union would no longer seem inappropriate. ''
Farah notes that this, too, is part of the old story in the Bible about Babel, and about man's efforts to undo what God has done in scattering us into nations, rather than concentrating our power in one monolithic government and system.
Those Christians, like Mike Huckabee and George W. Bush for that matter, who think the Bible commands that we erase borders in the name of 'compassion' and tolerance are very much outside the traditional interpretation of Christianity in that view. If in fact the Bible tells us to eliminate borders and nations, how is it that our generation is the first to notice that doctrine? As Christians we should be on our guard when somebody comes up with some new 'truth' from the Bible. Biblical truth is not something that changes for each generation.
For these compassionate conservatives, including Mike Huckabee, the idea is that we must mobilize big government to minister to people in ways that used to be the province of churches and missionaries. This is all not only not Biblical, the idea that we tax citizens to do our good works, but it is profoundly un-conservative.
Whether or not the liberal Christians' open borders, one-world notions are correct Biblically -- and I say they don't have the weight of tradition on their side -- the idea that our elected officials should impose these alleged Biblical commands on the citizenry should be resisted. Where are all the liberal secularists who howl about separation of church and state? They are strangely silent on this kind of church and state entanglement.

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