An Open Letter To Christians Who Support Illegal Immigrants

by Dan Harr

Recently, several hundred Christian pastors and other leaders signed a letter condemning President Trump’s revocation of DACA, the “Dreamer” act signed by President Obama. The Pope has spoken out against revoking DACA and talks about Christ’s love as the justification to support sanctuary cities and illegal immigrants.

Throughout their comments and statements, these Christian leaders cite scripture as a means to support their positions. Whether it’s “Love they neighbor,” “Turn the other cheek,” or referencing all the various refugees cited throughout the Bible, these leaders are using every Theological philosophy possible to claim DACA should remain in effect and America should welcome immigrants – both legal AND illegal – with open arms.

However, there are two Biblical citations they all seem to forget – John 14:6: “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (NIV – emphasis added);  John 10:1 “Anyone who does not enter the sheepfold through the gate, but climbs in some other way, is a thief and a bandit.”

In other words, Heaven itself has a pretty strict immigration policy when it comes to entry therein. In order to enter Heaven, you must not only believe in Jesus, but follow all the principles he laid out for us as a roadmap.

Throughout scripture, Christ discusses the many ways a person can both earn – and forfeit – their entry into Heaven. He lays out the rules for entry, the immigration laws, if you will.

If we look at the Biblical fact that Heaven has rules for getting in, setting down LEGAL immigration laws, then why should it be any different for America? Remember, in Romans, Chapter 13, the Bible makes it clear that governments are creations of God for the protection and welfare of His people, and they have the authority to enact and enforce laws, as well as punish those who break the law.

Therefore, God created governments and gave countries borders (Acts 17:26), and gave those countries the governments and authority to secure and defend those borders. America has immigration laws, and DACA violates those laws. It is also unconstitutional.

When Christian leaders speak out against President Trump and revoking DACA, despite knowing that heaven itself has strict immigration laws, it crosses the line to pure hypocrisy. For the Pope to speak out against the President, despite having a huge wall around the Vatican and strict laws as to who can enter and live there, it demonstrates pure hypocrisy.

Too many Christians today want to pick and choose passages from the bible to support their positions while ignoring others that contradict them. If you want to be a Christian, then you need to follow ALL the Bible’s instructions. While we are instructed to love our enemies, help those in need and so forth, we do not have to compromise our own borders and security to do so.

Children who were brought here illegally at an age when they were too young to have a say in the matter should have an opportunity to apply for LEGAL citizenship, just like any other immigrant does. Their parents, who made the decision to come here ILLEGALLY, should be sent back. Anyone else who is here ILLEGALLY, should be sent back.

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