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Are Anti-Immigrant Christian Movements Biblical?

Most ‘right-wing’, ‘conservative’, anti-immigrant movements are spearheaded by what one would consider to be devout Christians. It is to these Christians that I pen this article. Have you honestly considered your actions? Here is an important point to consider.

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Christians Attending PEDIGA March

Jesus himself was a refugee.

Mary, Joseph and Jesus were refugees:

When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.” – Matthew 2:13.

Jesus himself during his ministry fled persecution and crossed the Jordan:

Again they tried to seize him, but he escaped their grasp. Then Jesus went back across the Jordan to the place where John had been baptizing in the early days. There he stayed, and many people came to him. They said, “Though John never performed a sign, all that John said about this man was true.” And in that place many believed in Jesus. – John 10:39-42.

If you truly believe in the Kingdom of God, should bearing the burden of poor refugees shatter that belief? Of what use is a Kingdom of God, if the poor and destitute, cannot find homage or receive their daily bread?

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. – Matthew 5:3.

If bearing the burden of those who are poor, fleeing terror and have different beliefs and cultures, is seen as a problem for you, could you truly say you are a believer in the Kingdom of God, a believer who trusts in the love and mercy of God?

We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. – 2 Corinthians 5:20.

For as the Qur’an declares:

“…and you will certainly find the nearest in friendship to those who believe (to be) those who say: We are Christians; this is because there are priests and monks among them and because they do not behave proudly.” – Qur’an 5:82.

and God knows best.

Christian and Against Immigration?

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ ,

I always chuckle when right wing Missionary zealots like David Wood, Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer spew their garbage about immigration. Remember kids, ‘America is for Americans!‘, ‘Say NO! to Immigration!‘, ‘ACT! for America‘, let’s just forget that it was African slaves who built your nation, let’s also forget that the original Americans were and still are, American Indians. Let’s forget that the South was divided between Mexicans and the French (in Louisiana), or those damned Irish and Italian immigrants during America’s industrial boom didn’t exist. Let’s forget to quote what the Bible says about immigration, even though we claim to be Christians.   See, I’m not a hypocrite, I recognize that America was built on the blood, sweat and tears of the immigrated peoples. So what does the Bible say about allowing immigration?

“‘When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. 34 The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself…….37 “‘Keep all my decrees and all my laws and follow them. I am the Lord.’” – Bible, Leviticus 19:33-34, 37.

Don’t defend your racism, superiority complex, hate and myopic world view by ignoring what your scripture says. I’m calling you right winger’s out. If you are a Christian and you hate immigrants, you may have a thing or two to take up with that God you worship.

wa Allaahu ‘Alam.