Daily Devotional for Saturday February 2, 2019
What does God say about the immigration issue?
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Lord, even though we have no right to ask, please continue to watch over this nation. Thank you for showing us the clear signs of destruction our sin and rebellion have heaped upon our land. I pray today that as a nation we will turn back to you and your Truth. Give me strength as days of persecution are upon us, and let me stand proud and strong for you and your Kingdom. In the name of Jesus I pray...AMEN!
What does God say about the immigration issue? As we head into the President’s State of the Union speech next Tuesday, the immigration issue is front and center. On the way to our southern border are anywhere from a few thousand up to 10,000+ people primarily from Central America who are looking to enter this country illegally with no intention of going back to their home country.
Immigration has continued to be an unresolved issue for the simple fact there is no desire by either political party to solve the issue. For the Democratic Party, they see every illegal immigrant as a potential voter for their party due to their support for their illegal entry and desire to stay in the country, The Republican Party is no better, since they see every illegal immigrant as a potential worker at a wage much lower than they would have to pay a US citizen.
We also have to talk about the incredible cost of illegal immigration. Unlike other countries, we feed, clothe, house, educate, and care for the health needs of illegal aliens. We are talking billions of dollars annually that our nation spends simply caring for the social needs of those who have broken our laws and are living here illegally. How anyone can claim we don’t “have a heart” or are “cold and callous” for not wanting people in our country illegally simply ignore the facts.
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. Despite the obvious politics, it still confuses me why immigration is such a hotly debated issue since it is really 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 (Some estimate up to 22 million, we simply don’t know!) 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, or Japan, or most countries 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. Again, "big business" is all for illegal aliens since they can pay them far below fair market value. 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 businesses, enforce them!
What amazes me are those who use the Bible to support illegal immigration. People like Hillary Clinton, others who don’t even believe the Bible, make the case that according to Scripture we have a responsibility to take care of these illegal immigrants, and if you are in opposition you aren’t a Christian.
They go on to make the emotional case for illegal immigration based on “the children. “ I find it galling to be lectured by people like Hillary Clinton and those who piously quote Scripture regarding caring for “the stranger” and most of all, taking care of “the children.” These are the same conscienceless monsters who advocate for and champion the slaughter of innocent babies!!!
Those in the "religious left" who support killing innocent babies, the perversion of same-sex marriage, who are 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 make the specious claim that 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. There are already verified reports of M13 gang members in this “caravan,” drug and human traffickers, as well as criminals who have been previously deported. Virtually all of the drugs that are infesting our nation come through the Southern border! How many more families have to bury loved ones who have been killed by the actions of an illegal alien.
Additionally, 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.
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 about 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!!!
In His love and service,
Your friend, brother, and co-laborer in Christ,