Refugees, (Il)legal Immigrants, and the Christian

My sister, BrookeM, reminds us today that our Christian responsibility to love others is an on-going part of God’s plan for our world, despite our fears or how distasteful it can seem. Please give her your time and attention today, and then talk to God about his plan for your life – your church, your home, your budget, your car, your computer, your bit of influence in God’s creation for his Kingdom cause.

Compassion is a Journey

I never would have supposed that immigration had the power to become such a central issue of the upcoming presidential election. As a Christian and as someone who ministers weekly inside a community of immigrants, many of whom I suspect are undocumented, I have been horrified by the amount of collective hate that has been slung toward Hispanics and Latinos in recent weeks.[1]

I have no intention of making a political statement here. Instead, speaking as one Christian to another, I would like to share my opinion about how we should be responding to the immigrants among us (both those who are here legally, and those who are not).

Let me start with what should be most obvious: hate is never the proper Christian response to another human being.

I will go even further, though. At the core of all the cries to “send those illegals back where they…

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  1. R Exum · January 29

    While the Nation of Israel has a bloodline, certainly it was an immigrant nation in Egyptian captivity. The Bible repeatedly reminds them of that facts.

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  2. Larry Who · January 29

    If I had to guess, immigration is one of those issues that God has allowed to show us our hearts. How we handle the issue – for and against – will probably determine how soon America comes to its next fork in the road. I don’t have a good answer and can see Bible verses supporting both sides, but God is most likely waiting for us to seek Him in prayer and fasting for His answer.

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  3. BrookeM · January 29

    Thank you for reposting, Agent X. My heart is so heavy today.

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    • Agent X · January 29

      I could feel the heaviness when I saw your post. Thought I would help you carry it. Thanx for posting, for caring, and I hope readers here find yours.


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