Since President Trump announced his plan to block immigrants from countries with a high density of terrorists, his plan has been derided with accusations of “racism”, “islamophobia” and “non-Christian.”
So I will be looking into the accuracy of these statements, especially the last one. Many organizations have made articles for Christian perspective for why the United States should accept Muslims from high-risk countries including The Huffington Post, of all websites.
The main Bible verses people point to if they’re trying to prove the point of high-risk immigration of potential refugees are: (Leviticus 19:33-34) “When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt.” As most of you can tell this was not addressed to Christians but it was rather address to the Jews of Israel and Judea and was made 800 years before Jesus. I believe it was referring to keeping people in captivity as the Jewish people were in Egypt. Across the entire Old Testament there are verses that sounds very similar to this one and many of them refer to the time in Egypt.
I find many of the New Testament scriptures about helping The Traveler or the stranger very humorous as Jesus and his disciples for all travelers and were quite often strangers to the people they discipled. Here are some verses for an example (Job 31:32) (Matthew 25:25-36) I dont see now these videos support or condone immigration to Christian countries. Aside from the verses that instruct us to turn the other cheek, but I do not believe God would have us turn the other cheek if we can avoid getting hit entirely.
Where is on the other hand there are many examples of telling that it is right and desirable to fight evil in all forms. (Philippians 3:2) “Look out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh.” or (Ecclesiastes 3:8) “A time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.” (John 16:33) and (John 2:15) “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” but “Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them.” (1 Thessalonians 5:22)
“Abstain from every form of evil.” just as being complicit in a murder is evil and a crime, I Believe been complicit in the crimes of Muslims is evil. In conclusion, I do not believe it is an altogether righteous position to force groups together that have conflicting interests and worldviews.
God has a great vision for all our lives. God has created us in His image. He created us for a purpose, and that purpose is to further the kingdom and glorify him. (Jeremiah 29:11) “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”. (1 Thessalonians 5:9) “For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” So I believe God’s plan for us is life, and not death. I do not believe it would be God’s will to have his people vanish from the Earth. The Bible teaches that both physical and spiritual death are the result of our sin, disobedience and human weakness, but life is a gift to those who receive it.