Criminal Christians Harbor Illegal Immigrants, Choosing Globalism Over the Bible

“Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same.”
(Romans 13:1-3)

The Bible tells us that the office of the magistrate is established by God for the punishment of criminals and the right ordering of society. The only situation in which a Christian can disobey the magistrate is when the magistrate commands something that clearly violates God’s law. The immigration laws of the United States are clearly not in the least bit contrary to God’s will. God has established the boundaries of the nations (Acts 17:26) and in Old Testament Israel, the one nation in the history of the world whose constitution was directly commanded by God, we see that the state was supposed to discriminate between different groups of immigrants (Deuteronomy 23:3-8). Furthermore, there is nothing tyrannical or arbitrary about America’s immigration laws. These immigration laws were passed by the Congress according to the procedure outlined by the Constitution. Our immigration laws are completely in accord with international norms and are no more stringent or arbitrary than the laws of other nations.

But despite all this there are numerous pastors out there who feel justified in breaking completely just laws in the name of Christ.

From the Durham Herald-Sun:

José Chicas spends his days in what he describes as prison-like space reading the Bible, praying and pacing, but it’s the people helping him who could potentially face actual prison time.

Two weeks ago, Chicas, 52, pastor of Iglesia Evangélica in Raleigh, found refuge from deportation in the School for Conversion in Durham, an interfaith group that teaches how to live in community…

Chicas is the third person in North Carolina who has been publicly offered sanctuary by faith leaders…

Those who provide sanctuary to people facing deportation are breaking at least part of a federal law, 8 U.S. Code 1324, and can face up to five years in prison.

But enforcement appears rare.

ICE has an internal policy of not entering sensitive locations such as institutions of worship, schools, hospitals, sites of public religious ceremonies or sites of public demonstrations. The are several exceptions to the policy, however, and it can be changed at any time by Homeland Security.

The article begins by trying to build up sympathy for Chicas, but it ends up revealing that he is just another typical illegal immigrant criminal who has endangered the lives of American citizens:

Chicas…left El Salvador and left in the 1980s to escape the country’s civil war. He applied for asylum in the U.S. in 1985 but was denied in 2008. He appealed the decision in 2009 and lost.

Since 2010, Chicas has shown up every year at ICE’s field office in Charlotte and has received deportation delays and work permits. At this year’s appointment ICE gave him a final order to leave by June 28.

In the late 1990s he was charged with one misdemeanor count each for assault and assault on a female. He was sentenced to two years probation, according to documents from the Wake County Justice Center.

Chicas was also convicted in 1993 of driving while impaired in Lee County, according to state records. He was sentenced to 12 months probation and ordered to undergo a substance abuse assessment.

In Chicas we see a wife-beater, an abuser of alcohol, and an utterly dishonest asylum seeker who, in 2009, was still trying to escape the Salvadoran Civil War, which ended in 1992.

Why would anyone reasonable person, let alone church leaders, want to shield such an individual from deportation? Why would they go so far as to defy magistrates seeking to enforce constitutional, God-sanctioned immigration laws?

The only answer lies in the fact that many Christians, especially amongst leadership, have chosen the ideology of globalism over the Bible. Globalism is a Utopian Marxist doctrine that sees the destruction of national borders as a moral imperative. Globalism seeks to bring about a paradise on earth by bringing all institutions, including the Church, under the control of one central government. The misguided Christians who enlist as foot-soldiers in the globalist cause resist the just ordinances of God and are in danger of damnation.

Comments

  1. Paul

    Churches have lost necessary discrimination of good and evil and follow obdurately their fatal absolutism . 1964 Immigration Act as well as Civil Rights Act of 1965 are clearly unconstitutional. But this is US law. De facto law is not US but UN. Laws today are exclusively UN. The presumed law of US is not revealed by our dear representatives ( mostly lawyers) as no longer valid since the USA has not been sovereign since 1946 ,when it acceded to the UN.

    All efforts and trials to declare USA sovereign nation ( last by Paul Brown, rep. Athens, Ga.) are sent to Committee on Foreign Relations , where it dies like all other laws declaring sovereignty or any law that should conform to the US Constitution which is founded in God’s law..There are no borders, nor laws , nor citizenship, nor king, nor language, nor culture, nor race, nor faith or God that makes and declares definition of identity except what some deluded Americans presume. The truth is always hidden.

    The church has swallowed the mendacious wine of Israel and has itself been transported into intoxication of self righteous delusion. And delusion is the last refuge of the unconverted.

  2. Doug

    “Chicas is the third person in North Carolina who has been publicly offered sanctuary by FFFFALSE leaders…”

    What does God promises to an arrogant church, both their leaders and followers…
    Isa 9:14-16 So the Lord cut off from Israel head and tail, palm branch and reed in one day— the elder and honored man is the head, and the prophet who teaches lies is the tail; for those who guide this people have been leading them astray, and those who are guided by them are swallowed up.

    God does not lead these “leaders” nor do they seek His leadership. The result is a false shepard and a lost flock; exactly what is revealed by actions such as reported on by this article. Jesus reiterates this in Mat 15:14 regarding the religious leaders of His day…”Let them alone; they are blind guides. And if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit.”

    Additionally, I think Clement’s reference from Romans 13 is most appropriate but I would like to add verses 4 and 5…”But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he (the authorities) does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but ALSO for the sake of conscience.”
    These blind leaders and their blind followers are to receive penalty from God AND from within themselves- and unrepentant soul leads to a troubled mind leading to an unstable person. We read in 2 Peter 3:16-17…There are some things in them (St.Paul’s letters) that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures. You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, take care that you are not carried away with the error of lawless people and lose your own stability.

    We Christians need to stay humble in the sight of God and government.

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