God's position on immigration, borders? Go to the Bible

Thursday, February 21, 2019
 | 
Bill Bumpas (OneNewsNow.com)

biblical stone wallAs the country continues debating the issues of immigration and borders, the head of a network of pastors says the subjects also need to be addressed from the pulpit.

Sam Rohrer, president of American Pastors Network, urges God's messengers to preach what the Bible says about immigration and borders. Rohrer explains that there's nothing that comes before a nation, family, or individual that the Word of God doesn't speak clearly to and provide the remedy.

"... People expect [and] want their pastors to do that kind of instruction," he contends. "God does too – and that's God's model for providing truth and knowledge so that we know how to live."

Some religious leaders contend that borders or walls are immoral. If that's the case, says Rohrer, then even Jesus is wrong.

Rohrer, Sam (PPN)"Christ himself said that there is but one way into Heaven, that there are gates in Heaven – and [that] anybody who climbs in over the wall is a thief and a robber. So Heaven has walls," he surmises. "Nehemiah rebuilt a wall [see Book of Nehemiah, chapters 2-6]. So biblically [and] heavenly speaking, walls are appropriate and God's idea."

In a press release, Rohrer also cites Acts 17:26 (establishment of nations and borders) and Daniel 2 (raising up of leaders and nations). "Without borders there's no order, no law, no justice," he argues. "Without borders, God promise to bless the nation whose God is the Lord could never occur. God's plan of redemption revolves around nations."

Meanwhile a new survey of 1,000 Protestant pastors by LifeWay Research shows that 80 percent of them believe the government has the responsibility to stop illegal immigration. At the same time, 70 percent of pastors polled are in favor of immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship for those who are currently in the country illegally.

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

FEATURED PODCAST

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

If you were in the military, how would you respond to a directive to avoid attending indoor religious services?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher after tech gains
China defends WHO, lashes out at US move to withdraw
Ivy League suspends fall sports due to coronavirus pandemic
Boat tours of Pearl Harbor's USS Arizona Memorial to resume
Houston's Democrat mayor cancels state GOP convention

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Black America: Before y'all sign on to BLM...
Let's talk about black privilege
It's time for blacks to choose a side
Black Lives Matter in public schools is turning kids into little Marxists
Black Lives Matter was violent from the start, and media and politicians knew it

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day
NEXT STORY
UMC chooses biblical marriage over 'western enlightenment'

LGBT Methodists got the sadsOvercoming a push by liberals, America's second-largest Protestant denomination has chosen to stay true to what the Bible teaches about human sexuality.