The U.S. government is shoveling buckets of cash into religious non-profit groups whose purpose is to deliver more immigrants into your neighborhood and provide amnesty to the gatecrashers already here. This is part of a one billion dollar annual refugee resettlement budget that is resulting in the ruin, rampage, and rape of our culture. Moreover, it will only accelerate because of the 3 million Muslims having permanent residence and 250,000 being added each year! The facts suggest a major shift has started in our nation.
There are about 7 million Muslims in the U.S. and 300,000 of them prefer Sharia law and 25% declare that it is acceptable to use violence to punish those who offend Islam if they try to portray the prophet Mohammad! And Evangelical leaders want to bring even more to the U.S. and are hand you the bill.
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Among other requests, the Evangelical Immigration Table (EIT) wants Congress to not exclude any specific religious group or nationality from the massive resettlement program. In recent years the group has brought in about 2,000 Syrians to the U.S. and 97% are Muslim. Obama has already brought over 100,000 “refugees” since 2012. Note that few insist that maybe Christians should be at the top of the list.
Let me see if I understand this situation: Some American Evangelical leaders are pressuring Congress to give amnesty to illegal aliens already here and to bring in even more! These are people who know nothing about democracy, have no concept of freedom, speak a foreign language, worship a pagan god, are so backward they have bathed in a river and peed into a hole in the floor all their lives, and will immediately become a financial leach on the face of America! Now, I think it is wonderful that they want to upgrade their living standards and culture (as well as their sanitary practices); however, it doesn’t seem wise to change the face of America to accomplish that. Future Americans will rise up and call these Evangelical leaders cowards and traitors.
Moreover, why are Evangelicals receiving barrels of money from the federal government anyway? If evangelical leaders are so concerned about “refugees” then let them pass the collection plate the way our church does when people have a need. Of course we should help people but don’t expect taxpayers to pay the bill. May I suggest that there is no constitutional provision for such program? But then, there is no constitutional provision for abortion, same-sex “marriage,” farm subsidies, student loans, etc., but that doesn’t bother our esteemed officials, even some “conservatives.”
Europe is lost, gone, hopeless, destroyed, wrecked, smashed and America is following the exact path. Only a fool, fanatic, or faker says otherwise.
Note that these Evangelical leaders are not responding to their constituency because their rank and file has already spoken. A Pew Research Poll revealed that white Evangelical Christians were opposed to the Syrian refugee resettlement program by a two to one margin but the leaders plow on since they know what’s best! After all, what do the hoi polloi know about such matters?
Mike Philips senior pastor of Immanuel Fellowship Church in Frisco, Colorado declared that he and his liberal friends are “bothered by the rhetoric” from critics. I suppose he means those of us who suggest that we can’t afford to lose more jobs, lowering of wages, lack of vetting, and the confusing, compromising, and corrupting of our culture. Mike declared, “I realize that some are genuinely concerned about the vetting process. Personally, I’ve looked at it; I think it’s a very tight, very good process.” No, he is wrong as the Director of the FBI reported that they could not clear every immigrant.
Galen Carey works for the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) and declared how safe the resettlement program is. Well, then I suppose he would be the first to invite the “refugees” to move into his neighborhood since we have an “obligation” to accept these people into the very crowded “life raft.” The senior pastor of Mosaic Church in Memphis said, “We were once the same kind of refugees. Our families come from similar situations.” No, many of these modern “refugees” chose to break the law and come unvetted, uninvited, and unwanted to America.
I remind these “do gooders” (as opposed to those who do good) that the Bible often speaks of borders, borders that should be respected. All the major cities in the Ancient Middle East had massive walls, not to keep people in but to keep gatecrashers from coming in uninvited.
These compromising Evangelical leaders are trying to drive a square peg into a round hole with a sledge hammer, but it simply won’t fit. The President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, Samuel Rodriquez (an incredible preacher) opined, “It’s about our Christian faith. It’s about Matthew 25 and Leviticus 19. It’s about finding a way where we can reconcile Romans 13, ‘respecting the rule of law.’” No, Sam, like many Evangelicals, has to twist the Scripture like a pretzel to make it mean what it was never meant to mean.
Matthew 25 deals with the judgment of the Nations and in verse 35 Christ said, “For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in.” No, that has no relevancy to the immigration issue. In that text, Christ is judging the nations as to their treatment of the Jews during the Great Tribulation. I ask Evangelical leaders who use this verse out of context: “Have you no shame?”
Open border and amnesty people should read and understand Act. 27:26: “And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation.” That verse teaches that while all mankind are of the same blood, i.e., the human race, there are some bounds of their habitation.
Since all men have the same source, there is no valid reason to think one is better than another although each should be loyal to and proud of his roots. The Apostle Paul knew that the Athenians had a foolish notion that they were self-produced, and were the aboriginals of mankind. They believed that the first men sprung up in Attica, like radishes! Well, that’s about what evolutionists believe when they say life rose from a warm, little pond. Science has come a long way baby.
All the pro-amnesty preachers use the same verses to support their unsupportable position. Some perspective follows that soft Evangelicals do not provide.
God respects borders–after all, He set them! Border is used 129 times in the Bible and borders used 49 times. Only a few times does the word refer to the border of a piece of clothing, the rest have to do with tribal or national boundaries. Border is first used in Gen. 10:19 when He set the borders of the Canaanites. From scriptural evidence, God does not believe in open borders. He set firm borders as recorded in Deut. 32:8: “When the most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.” This refers to Noah’s sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth and the areas of the world their posterity would populate and control.
I remind you that God scattered and separated the people into nations and languages at the Tower of Babel where they were trying to build a tower to reach Heaven. Some say they were building a tower so that they would have a refuge if another global flood happened. It was probably a plan to thwart God’s will since He had told them to scatter across the face of the earth and multiply. They wanted to make a name for themselves and stay where they were. This is the first attempt to produce a global society. Progressives are still at it today telling us that nationalism is narrow and bigoted.
Amnesty and open borders are anti-biblical, totally contrary to God’s plan for man’s survival. Europe has had open borders for many years. The citizens of the 28-country European Union may travel freely among any of the member states except Bulgaria, Cyprus, Ireland, Romania, and the United Kingdom that require travelers from other EU states to present a passport or ID card at the border.
You can see the folly of open borders in the daily newspapers as hundreds of thousands of migrants have been trampling through Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungry, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and into Germany. Now that it is too late, some European nations are reinstating border controls; however, the horse is galloping down the road.
It’s past time for Congress to stop the invasion of aliens who are transforming our nation as you read this. Stop funding religious leftwing groups and let them fund their own give-away programs.
And a word of unsolicited advice to ordinary church members: flee those churches that are pro- amnesty, pro-open borders, and pro-sanctuary cities as if your hair is on fire.
Because it will be some day.
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