Daily Devotional for Wednesday August 4, 2010
What Does God Say about the Immigration Issue
What does God say about the immigration issue? The last I checked, there were laws in this nation governing how people who are not citizens of the United States can come here legally. It really confuses me why immigration is such a hotly debated issue. It is very simple. If you are in this country illegally, you should be deported back to your country of origin. I don't care if that means deporting 100 people, 1,000 people, or the apx. 12 million people who are in this country illegally, send them back to the country they came from!
Many argue that it is not reasonable to deport the apx. 12 million people in this country illegally. It is not only reasonable, but if we don't then we should change the immigration laws to state anyone can come to this country without any restrictions. I assure you that if you were in any other country illegally, you would be deported. Try going to say, Mexico, without proper documentation and see what happens to you!!!
I am well aware that people argue we need the 12 million illegal aliens to do jobs that others won't. It is also argued "big business" is all for illegal aliens since they can pay them far below fair market value. Again, this is not difficult. If a business is hiring illegal aliens, prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law. There are laws on the books governing this type of practice by business, enforce them!
Those in the "religious left" who support the legalized slaughter of innocent babies, same-sex marriage, the enemies of Israel, and everything else God loves and stands for in the Bible, also support allowing illegal immigrants to stay despite the fact they broke the law to get here. They claim it is the compassionate thing to do and Jesus would be all for illegal aliens. Really? I don't know what Bible they read but the Lord said to obey those in authority over us. JESUS SAID TO OBEY THE LAW, NOT BREAK THE LAW!!!
People are free to believe whatever they want in regard to this issue, but the Bible is very clear. Nowhere in the Bible does it support breaking the law. This nation, like all nations, has very clear laws regarding how foreigners can come to this nation legally. Those who break the law should be deported immediately just like you would be deported if you were in another country illegally.
I have not even dealt with the national security issue at stake. Only God knows the number of Muslims who have entered this country illegally and have "blended in," simply waiting for the right time to carry out some terrorist act on our soil. We already know far too well the number of illegal aliens involved in criminal activities like drugs, guns, human trafficking, and kidnapping to name just a few.
THE ONE JOB THE GOVERNMENT MUST PERFORM IS SECURING THE SAFETY OF ITS' CITIZENS. OUR GOVERNMENT HAS FAILED MISERABLY DUE TO NOT ENFORCING THE EXISTING IMMIGRATION LAWS THAT EXIST!!!
I love you and care aobut you so much. I realize that this is a passionate issue for many. Everyone is free to their own opinion on immigration, but I choose to go to our final authority in all issues, the Bible! God is clear that breaking the law is never acceptable. Those who have come to this country illegally have broken the law and should be immediately deported.
If Congress wants to change those laws, let them do it. But until they do, the government has a responsibility to enforce the laws that currently exist and protect the citizens of this nation from those who would come here illegally, many of those people coming here to commit other criminal acts, and no doubt, some of those who have come to commit acts of terror on our soil!
This is not a complicated issue. ENFORCE THE LAWS THAT EXIST! THAT IS WHAT JESUS WOULD SAY TO DO AND THE BIBLE COMMANDS!!!
***Thank you to everyone who prayed and was led and able to give during the month of July. Thanks to a special gift by a dear friend of $13,000, we ended the month only $7,000 short. God is sooooo good!!! Yesterday, one more family has responded with a $5,000 gift towards our 2009 budget shortfall. That means we only need 5 more to respond with a gift of $5,000 to clear up that operational shortfall from 2009. I am standing in faith that by Friday we will receive $32,000, the last 5 special gifts, plus the remaining $8,000 of July's budget so we can start on the $40,000 we will need to cover our August budget, the 11-year anniversary of Liveprayer!
Please pray about what God is calling you to do to help me today as we take our stand in these exciting times for Christ. On August 31st we celebrate our 11-year anniversary. God has used this ministry to impact tens of millions of lives worldwide over that time, and has positioned Liveprayer in the marketplace to lead our nation back to God and His truth. With the new 9-11 Christian Center at Ground Zero opening the first Sunday in September, our time is now! Please pray about standing with me as we make our move,sacrificing treasure and talent to bring the lost and hurting to faith in Jesus!!!
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In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ, Bill Keller