Immigration Policy and the Bible
Bible Prophecy Today (Link) - Dr. Gary Frazier (May 19, 2010)
Like millions of Americans with common sense I am shocked beyond words at the absurdity of the non-stop attacks on Americans who believe in the rule of law. Who would have dreamed illegal immigrants would be encouraged, aided and supported by Americans in their ongoing quest to snub their noses at our laws to the point that would motivate the great State of Arizona to say �we�ve had it� and take action.
We are getting daily doses of anti-Americanism via our leftist media outlets to the point it ought to be insulting to every American. I ask you, do you know anyone who opposes immigration? I must say I have never met a single individual who is in opposition to LEGAL immigration. That said the first and key word in this issue is ILLEGAL! Either we have rule of law or we do not. Either we enforce our laws or we become lawless which leads to anarchy.
Recently I have begun to hear �ministers� speaking out in favor of this breach of our laws quipping such absurdities as, �we must allow this because to do otherwise would violate God�s word regarding the command to love our brothers.� What a ridiculous position for so-called ministers to take. I simply ask this question, Are these ignorant of Romans chapter 13 that states, Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves (Romans 13:1-2).
I realize this is a complex issue that is being driven by emotion and ratcheted up by the present administration for purely political reasons. That said we must look at the facts. Any nation that cannot control its borders will lose its sovereignty. If any person chooses to violate our laws there should be consequences. If our federal government will not enforce the law then it logically falls to the individual states to pass and enforce laws that will protect its citizens. Arizona has done this and they should be applauded for doing so.
Illegal immigration is bankrupting the Border States financially, endangering the lives of Americans and creating chaos in our judicial system, schools and prisons.
Will innocent people possibly be hurt or offended by the enforcing of the law in Arizona, probably so? Do innocent people end up being offended or unjustly accused every single day in America? Yes, it happens due to the fact there is no such thing as a �perfect law.� Is the answer to do nothing and allow our nation to move deeper into lawlessness? No!
I applaud Governor Brewer and the lawmakers of Arizona and encourage all states to step up and take America back from lawlessness.
Love everyone, but enforce the law!
To better understand the Arizona law, I recommend reading Understanding the new Ariz. immigration law from the Arizona Chamber of Commerce website. You can also read the 17-page senate bill 1070 here.
I know the issue of illegal immigration is a touchy subject and I know there are families who are living better lives because of it. Believe me, I want the best for everyone, however I also know there are criminals and those who are draining a system already set up for failure as well. I encourage legal immigration and believe that reform needs to be made in that area. I don't have all the answers and I admit that, but something must be done for many reasons, including those indicated in the video below. As to how illegal immigration is negatively affecting America, please watch Immigration By the Numbers from the Numbers USA website.